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Madisonville Technical College

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistants provide service to those individuals whose abilities to cope with tasks of living are threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, the aging process, physical injury or illness, and/or psychological or emotional disorders. Occupational Therapy Assistants collaborate with Occupational Therapists in planning and carrying out treatment programs. The OTA program provides students the opportunity to develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to perform in a variety of professional settings under the supervision of a Certified Occupational Therapist. OTAs may work in a variety of areas from hospitals to nursing homes or rehabilitation centers.

Joint program: an Associate of Applied Science degree with technical courses at MTC and academic classes at Madisonville Community College.

Length: 18 months.

Prerequisites: math, science, creative art, and communications