Occupational Therapy Assistant

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2017-2018 Application Packet


Experience the thrill of changing lives from newborns to elderly while working with professional occupational therapist. Deliver occupation-based intervention in diverse settings to assist others with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, traumatic injuries, stroke, Alzheimers disease, or mental health conditions. Utilize rigorous curriculum with relevant clinical instruction in a variety of settings.

Application Information

Applications are available at Connors State College, all ICTC campuses, and online at www.ictctech.com.

Entrance Requirements

Adult students only

Admission to Connors State College

Complete OTA Program Application

Provide proof of high school graduation or GED

Minimum college GPA 2.5 (cumulative)

Completion of college credit hours in the following:

  • BIOL 1114 General Biology ”C” or higher - 4 credit hrs
  • BIOL 2104 Human Anatomy “C” or higher - 4 credit hrs
  • BIOL 2114 Human Physiology “C” or higher - 4 credit hrs
  • ENG 1113 English Comp I “C” or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • ENG 1213 English Comp II “C” or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • PSYC 1113 General Psychology “C” or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • PSYC 2313 Dev. Psychology “C” or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • NURS 1003 Medical Term “C” or higher - 3 credit hrs
  • Math 1513 College Algebra "C" or higher - 3 credit hrs
Additional courses:
  • POLS 1113 American Fed. Gov - 3 credit hrs
  • HIST 1483 or HIST 1494 US History - 3 credit hrs

*Completion of all courses will be required for degree and must be completed prior to completion of technical coursework

• Documentation of a minimum of 24 hours observation experience with an OT or OTA


• Background/sex offender check

Drug screen (as required)

• Demonstrate physical and mental sustainability as evident by a health history and physical exam.

 Advanced Standing

Applicants meeting criteria may be eligible to obtain credit for previous coursework in Occupational Therapy Assistant.


Approximate cost of 1 year program (in-district) $5,400.00. Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Additional transcripting and enrollment fees will be required by Connors State College. Students should also prepare for additional cost of uniforms, testing, and licensing.
* All 
costs are estimated and subject to change.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial aid and scholarships available for qualifying students.

 College Credit

Through an agreement between ICTC and Connors State College, Occupational Therapy Assistant students who have completed the degree plan from Connors State College (CSC), and successfully completed the OTA technical courses at ICTC, may be granted an Associate of Applied Science degree by Connors State College, as well as a certificate from ICTC. *Please see Disclaimer to All Applicants on back.

Employment Options: Hospitals, In-Patient/Out-Patient Rehab, Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilites, Home Health School Systems, & Community Practice 

Approx. Salary Potential:
$35,000-$65,000 annually

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fieldwork hours may vary by fieldwork site/placement
Muskogee Campus - 2403 N. 41st Street East
918-913-3923 / 918-348-7998

Courses/Clock Hours Hours
Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assistant w/lab 64
Disease Pathology     32
Fieldwork 1-A 96
Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy Assistant w/lab 64
Physical Dysfunction Treatment Techniques w/lab 64
Therapeutic Activities w/lab 48
Health Care Systems & Occupational Therapy Management 82
Fieldwork IB 96
Pediatric Care In Occupational Therapy w/lab 64
Therapeutic Media 32
Psychosocial Dysfunction Treatment Techniques 64
Elder Care in Occupational Therapy
Fieldwork II-A *                 320
Fieldwork II-B * 320
Total clock hours of instruction 1410

* Fieldwork II must be completed within 6 months following completion of OTA coursework.
Estimated time to complete technical coursework with ICTC: 1 year


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)


The occupational therapy assistant 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 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is  www.acoteonline.org.  

Graduates of the program are 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 exam, a graduate 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.

A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to take the NBCOT Certification examination or attain national licensure.  The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) offers an "early determination" review to individuals with a felony background who are considering entering an educational program.  For further information, call (301) 990-7979 or visit their website at www.nbcot.org

Student Organizations

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA)
Association of Occupational Therapy (AOTA)

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Granted by Connors State College through agreement with Connors State College and Indian Capital Technology Center

TOTAL MINIMUM DEGREE HOURS                              67 hrs

General Education Requirements                              30 hrs

(*Check catalog course listings section for prerequisites)

 BIOL 1114 General Biology 4 hours
 BIOL 2104 Human Anatomy 4 hours
 BIOL 2114 Human Physiology 4 hours
 ENGL 1113 English Comp I 3 hours
 ENGL 1213 English Comp II 3 hours
 HIST 1483 or HIST 1493 U.S. History 3 hours
 POLS 1113 American Federal Government 3 hours
 PSYC 1113 General Psychology 3 hours
 MATH 1513 College Algebra 3 hours
 Technical Occupational Support Courses  6 hours
 NURS 1003 Medical Terminology 3 hours
 PSYC 2313 Developmental Psychology 3 hours
 Technical Occupational Safety Courses (ICTC)  19 hours
 OTAT 1012 Intro to Occupational Therapy w/ lab 2 hours
 OTAT 2211 Disease Pathology 1 hour
 OTAT 2021 Fieldwork IA 1 hour
 OTAT 1022 Kinesiology for OTA w/lab 2 hours
 OTAT 2112 Physical Dysfunction/Treatment Techniques w/lab 2 hours
 OTAT 2101 Therapeutic Activities w/lab 1 hour
 OTAT 2002 Health Care Systems & Occupational Therapy Management 2 hours
 OTAT 2121 Fieldword IB 1 hour
 OTAT 2132 Pediatric Care in Occupational Therapy w/lab 2 hours
 OTAT 1101 Therapeutic Media 1 hour
 OTAT 2152 Psychosocial Dysfunction/Treatment Techniques 2 hours
 OTAT 2142 Elder Care in Occupational Therapy 2 hours
 Technical Occupational Related Courses 12 hours
 OTAT 2206 Fieldwork IIA 6 hours
 OTAT 2216 Fieldwork IIB 6 hours

Note: Fieldwork II must be completed within 6 months following completion of OTA course work.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.ictctech.com/Gainful_Employment_Disclosures.htm.


Program Performance Data on the NBCOT National Certification Exam for all OT/OTA programs can be found at the following link: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx 


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