Occupational therapy assistants help individuals who have become disabled by disease or injury to return to independent living. They work in a variety of areas including hospitals, nursing homes, private clinics, community agencies, and schools. The program at Lone Star College-Tomball begins at the end of August each year and consists of 65 credit hours of coursework. Applications are accepted each spring for fall admission and applicants will be asked to undergo an interview process in order to be considered for the program.
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, Ste. 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-AOTA, www.acoteonline.org
- Five Semester Program - 2 fall semesters, 2 spring semesters, and 1 summer semester
- Hands-On Preparation - New skills and techniques are learned within a highly interactive program
- On-the-Job Training
- Program includes both part-time and full-time fieldwork experiences in healthcare settings
- No Friday Classes
- Instead, study, work, or take care of personal business