Occupational Therapy Assistant
Associate Degree
Register By: Spring 2022
Classes Begin: Spring 2022 (Tentative)
Associate Degree
 Classroom-based For Women Only

What is an Occupational Therapy Assistant?

Whether due to an injury, illness or disability, it can become difficult for someone to be independent in their occupation and day-to-day activities. Occupational therapy assistants assist patients in overcoming these obstacles, helping them develop, recover, and improve skills needed for daily living and working. The goal is to teach tools needed to be successful and happy in ones careers and most important life aspirations.  Working under the guidance and supervision of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants help patients maintain their health and mobility by engaging in purposeful and meaningful activities.

The field of Occupational Therapy Assistant is one of the fastest growing occupations with employment of OTAs expected to increase 30 percent by 2026, more than four times the national average!

Eastwick College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Associates Degree prepares students to enter the healthcare field in the capacity of a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) and go on to enjoy rewarding careers in occupational therapy offices, nursing care facilities, hospitals, elementary and secondary schools, and home health care services.  In this program, students learn about treatment options for patients with mental disorders, physical ailments and chronic illnesses. Eastwick College’s AAS in Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA.) Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Average Time
24 months
Including fieldwork
Program Cost
Financial aid is available for eligible students.
Average Salary
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average annual income for Occupational Therapy Assistants in NY is $59,000 and in NJ is $69,000.

TTI offers this program through its partnership with Eastwick College. Any credit or degrees described here are offered through our partner institution. TTI is not a college or university and does not offer credit bearing courses or degrees in New York State.

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