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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

  • Faculty
  • About the Program
  • OTA Pre-requisites
  • Major Requirements
  • Program Policies


Kristen Maisano, Director

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Tasha Champagne, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

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About the Program

Special features of the OTA program include:

  • Completed in 2 years which includes 2 full-time / 8 week fieldwork II requirements (40 hours a week)
  • 70 credits to complete the program. (26 pre-requisite credits/ 44 core OTA credits)
  • Classes are 2 days online and 3 days on campus
  • 1 to 15 student/ faculty ratio for laboratory hands on learning
  • Laboratory activities supervised by experienced clinicians
  • Classrooms and Labs are equipped with multimedia to facilitate learning
  • Ongoing/ year long fieldwork I experiences in adult rehabilitation/ geriatrics, pediatrics, mental health

OTA Pre-requisites

OTA admission requirements include the successful completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" (70%) or better.  Trinity Pre-requisites (26 credits):

  • BIOL 121
  • BIOL 122
  • ENGL 107
  • MATH 108
  • PSYC 101
  • PSYC 231
  • SOCY 100
  • CRS 101 For the Health Professions or HPNU 110

OTA Major Requirements

To meet the requirements of the to become an occupational therapy assistant, students must complete the following OTA course work (44 credits) with a grade of "C" (70%) or better while maintaining at least a 2.5 grade point average

Fall      Year 1:      12 credits

Spring  Year 1:      12 credits

Fall      Year 2:      12 credits

Spring   Year 2:     Full-time Fieldwork ( 8 credits)

Program Policies

Required Documentation:  Prior to enrolling in any OTA course, students are required to present documentation of the following:

  • Current immunization or titers for: DPT; MMR; Hepatitis B (3 doses); Tetanus; Influenza (annual); TB (annual).
  • National criminal background check
  • Current major medical health insurance

As part of professional behavior and professionalionalism on Fieldwork I and II as well as community learning experiences, students in the OTA program should expect to incur additional expenses beyond tuition and fees.


2012-2013 Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Additional Expenses
Uniform and Supplies

  1. OTA Polo Shirt
  2. Name badge
  3. OTA Patch
  4. Short white lab coat
  5. Goniometer
Local Travel and Transportation Variable based on car or public transportation
Books Year 1 $1400
Year 2 $ 850
Health Insurance Trinity Plan $525
Criminal Background Check Base $80
Per County $14



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