Occupational Therapy Assistant


Occupational Therapy Assistants help others improve from injury or disability. 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.

The deadline for application submission is August 5, 2022


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of occupational therapy assistants and aides is projected to grow 31 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Learn More About The OTA Program


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.

Mailing address

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

Phone number

301-652-2682 (AOTA)

Dallas College OTA graduates will be eligible to sit for National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). 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 that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.