Occupational Therapy Assistant

Distance Education program in partnership with Linn-Benton Community College

Oregon Coast Community College has partnered with Linn Benton Community College (LBCC) to bring the Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Applied Science program to the Coast via distance education.  Students wishing to study this occupation may take prerequisite courses at OCCC, apply for the distance program, and receive the degree via distance delivery while remaining here at home on the Coast.  Students can also take required support courses at OCCC.  Clinical skills classes are taught at the North County Center of OCCC  in Lincoln City, and field work can be completed at participating clinical partners in Lincoln County.

OTA Distance education program in partnership with LBCC

What does an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) do?

Occupational therapy assistants work under the direction of occupational therapists in treating patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Their goal is to help patients live more independently. Major employers include hospitals, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation centers, and occupational therapist’s offices.

For more information

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To see detailed information about the program and how to apply, please see LBCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Bulletin. You can also view LBCC’s OTA webpage.

To learn more about the LBCC OTA partnership at Oregon Coast, please contact Academic Advisor Carol Martin at 541-867-8521, carol.martin@oregoncoast.edu. (Additional contact information for Carol, here.)

To talk to someone from LBCC about the OTA program, contact Healthcare Academic Advising Specialist Lorraine Lara at (541) 917-4544, laral@linnbenton.edu.