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Occupational Therapy Assistant

occupational therapy jpg Department Chair: Ann Custer

 The LBCC Occupational Therapy Assistant program is a two-year Associate Degree program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

The program follows a hybrid delivery model. Traditional students attend class on the LBCC campus while distance education students attend classes in real time via the internet allowing participation from remote sites.   Laboratory and clinical portions are delivered locally and at partner sites.

A cohort of 24 students will be admitted to each class which includes students from participating community colleges in Oregon.

Students will develop an understanding of occupational therapy theory and practice, including activity analysis and problem solving for helping clients meet their goals. Successful graduates will be eligible and prepared to sit for the national certification examination and to function as entry-level occupational therapy assistants in a variety of practice settings.

Below is planned class information. Please be aware as this is a developing program, there could be changes in any part of the sequence below.

For information about applying to the program, please refer to the "Occupational Therapy Assistant" Bulletin or "Occupational Therapy Assistant Distance" Bulletin which are both found at http://www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms 

OTA Program Course Sequence
FIRST YEAR: Fall Term
OTA 120 Occupational Therapy Foundations 4
PSY 201 or 202 or 203 General Psychology 3
BI 121 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
AH5.440  Interprofessional Education 1
OTA 119  Preparing for Success in the OTA Program 1
FIRST YEAR: Winter Term
PSY 215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 3
OTA 140 Activity Analysis 4
OTA 160 Fieldwork I 1
BI 122 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
AH5.440 Interprofessional Education 1
FIRST YEAR:Spring Term
OTA 122 Mental Health Theory & Practice 3
OTA 124 Physical Health Theory & Practice 4
     
PSY 219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
AH5.440 Interprofessional Education 1
SECOND YEAR:Fall Term
OTA 222 Pediatric Theory & Practice 4
OTA 224 Geriatric Theory & Practice 4
OTA 160 Level I Fieldwork 1
SOC 204 or 205 or 206
or ANTH 103 or
ANTH 210 
General Sociology* or

Comparative Cultures*

*These courses satisfy the "Cultural Literacy" requirement for the AAS degree, and may be taken prior to this term.
3
HE 225
or
PE 231

Social & Individual Health Determinants*
or
Lifetime Health & Fitness*

*These courses satisfy the "Health & Physical Education" requirement for the AAS degree, and may be taken prior to this term.

3
SECOND YEAR:Winter Term
OTA 240 Administration & Management 3 (compressed)
OTA 260 Level II Fieldwork A 10
OTA 261 Level II Fieldwork A Seminar 1
SECOND YEAR: Spring Term
OTA 230 Innovative Theory & Practice 3 (compressed)
OTA 270 Level II Fieldwork B 10
OTA 271 Level II Fieldwork B Seminar 1
  Total Program Credits** = 94
  ***14 credits are taken as pre-requisites  

*Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months of completion of the didactic portion of the program. Students must fulfill all graduation requirements within 36 months of admission into the program.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

ACOTE: This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200,
Bethesda, MD 20914-3449. ACOTE's telephone number, C/O AOTA, is (301) 552-AOTA and its web address is  www.acoteonline.org

NBCOT: The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) program data results page can be found at: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

LBCC OTA and all US schools New Graduates (NG*) results for
January – December 2013


Your School Candidate Results

Total Number of NG testing

21

Total Number of NG passing (% passing)

21 (100%)

Total Number of NG failing (% failing)

0 (0%)

Total Score Average

492

Average Passing score

492

Average Failing score


*NG = Candidates testing within one year of graduation, regardless of the number of attempts on the examination.

 


LBCC OTA and all US schools FIRST TIME NEW GRADUATE (NG) results for
January – December 2012


Your School Candidate Results

All U.S. Schools Results

Total Number of NG testing

21

3806

Total Number of NG passing (% passing)

20 (95%)

3086 (81%)

Total Number of NG failing (% failing)

1 (5%)

720 (19%)

Total Score Average

496

477

Average Passing score

501

489

Average Failing score

393

426

* NG = Candidates testing within one year of graduation.


Last update: 3/25/2014