Occupational Therapy Assistant
 

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Occupational therapy assistants help anyone, ranging from small children to the elderly, with developmental disabilities or trauma recovery issues who need to relearn activities of daily living. As an occupational therapy assistant, you can work with individuals to help them with all kinds of tasks–from brushing teeth to learning to get into a car–despite various physical or mental challenges. 

The Fox College occupational therapy assistant program is designed to be completed in 20-months. The accelerated curriculum is centered on teaching students the critical skills they will need to become occupational therapy assistants. You’ll spend the majority of your time taking classes directly related to your occupational therapy career while learning in simulated clinical labs. 

The Occupational Therapy Assisting 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. Students 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 this exam, the individual 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 result 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. 

Total number of graduates and graduation rates will become available upon completion of the first graduating class.

Program results from the NBCOT when available can be found at HTTPS://SECURE.NBCOT.ORG/DATA/SCHOOLSTATS.ASPX.

Note:  Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program. 

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects demand for occupational therapist assistants and aids will grow 41 percent nationally through 2022.

 
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HIGHLIGHTS
 

HIGHLIGHTS

At Fox College, our occupational therapy assistant faculty has real-world experience, so they can teach in the classroom what it takes to succeed.

Our class sizes are usually small, making it easier to get to know your teachers and get personal, one-on-one attention.

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With Fox College's 20- month Occupational Therapy Assistant program, you can learn about:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Mental health
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
CAREERS
 

CAREERS

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects demand for occupational therapist assistants and aids will grow 41 percent nationally through 2022, thanks to an aging population who is particularly vulnerable to chronic and debilitation conditions that require therapeutic services. 8

With an education from Fox College, you will have been exposed to a wide knowledge base and have had plenty of hands-on experience, all in a shortened time frame.

As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, Fox College goes a step above and prepares you with networking techniques, a professional resume, and interviewing skills so you have what you need to succeed.

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Occupational Therapy Assistants work in: 

  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • In home care
CURRICULUM
 

CURRICULUM

Fox College offers a 20-month associate degree in occupational therapy assistant program for students seeking the core skills that will help them start occupational therapy careers.

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

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CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy
  • Medical Terminology & Documentation
  • Anatomy & Physiology for OTA I Theory
  • Anatomy & Physiology for OTA I Laboratory
  • Human Occupations
  • Conditions Affecting Health and Occupations
  • Human Movement for Occupation
  • Assistive Technology
  • Activity Analysis & Group Process
  • Management in Occupational Therapy
  • Theory of Physical Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Performance I: Physical
  • Physical Rehabilitation Level I Fieldwork
  • Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Theory of Psychosocial Occupation
  • Occupational Performance II: Psychosocial
  • Psychosocial Level I Fieldwork
  • Theory of Pediatric Occupations
  • Occupational Performance III: Developmental
  • Pediatric Level I Fieldwork
  • Level II Fieldwork A
  • Level II Fieldwork B
COSTS
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Fox College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1,2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester $7,580
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,165
Lab Fees Per Semester (2-4 only) $420
*Associate Degree Program is 5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

PROGRAM INFO
 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Assisting 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. Students 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 this exam, the individual 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 result 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.

Note: Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

 Licensing Exams

Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination. The requirements for taking and passing the NBCOT are controlled by an outside agency and subject to change without notice.  Therefore, Fox College cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take the exam at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Fox College cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to work as occupational therapy assistants in Illinois or any other state at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment. 


Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.foxcollege.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Fox College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges, provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. The Director of Education will review transcript(s) from each individual student one time. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Fox College. Because programs at Fox College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. A maximum of 25 semester credits will be accepted in transfer for students transferring credit who have less than a bachelor’s degree. 

Students who participated in the Advanced Placement program in their high schools may be granted credit provided they had scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement tests. Fox College does not grant life experience credit and does not accept transfer credit earned from any of these sources at another institution. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Fox College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Fox College is a receiving institution within the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfactorily completed the Transferable General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois will be granted credit towards fulfilling Fox College’s general education requirements. 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Fox College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Fox College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Fox College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Fox College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program. 

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As a Fox College Occupational Therapy Assistant student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 20 months
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Have smaller classes, focused on your career
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!