Occupational Therapy Assistant


Occupational Therapy Assistants help people live their best lives. If you are a patient, compassionate person who would like a challenging job that’s different every day, then our Occupational Therapy Assistant program can help you kick-start your career in health care and human services.

Don't miss the May 11​​ application submission deadline.​​

A Look Inside the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

If you are a patient, compassionate person who would like a challenging job that's different every day, then our Occupational Therapy Assistant Program can help you kickstart your career in healthcare.

Occupational Therapy Assistants provide treatment interventions to infants, children, adults, and geriatric patients, helping them to prevent or live a healthy life with an injury, illness, or disability. This means helping patients regain function, use special equipment such as mobility or feeding devices, follow treatment plans and much more. You will work closely with an Occupational Therapist providing patient progress and reports.

Why choose Dallas College? As a student, you'll have access to dedicated faculty and excellent resources. And graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination to become a Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. Want to learn even more about this great program? Visit our website and see why Dallas College is right for you..



Dallas College has received accreditation for its Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®). The accreditation process is designed to facilitate development, and substantial support is provided to the program during the process. You may contact the OTA program director, as well as the AOTA Accreditation Department, should you have any questions.

Contact Information

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

301-652-2682 (AOTA)

Certification and Licensure

Dallas College OTA graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination. After successful completion of this exam, the student will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Note: a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or to attain state licensure.

Applicants with a felony conviction should consult NBCOT (www.nbcot.org) to determine eligibility to sit for the certification examination prior to applying for admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.


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