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  • Associate In Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Heathrow Campus

    Occupational Therapy Assistants help patients with injuries, disabilities, or illnesses to recover and improve the skills they need for daily living.(1) Our Orlando-area associate degree program, based out of Heathrow, can provide the training needed to help you qualify for an entry-level position in this dynamic healthcare field.(2)

    Our Occupational Therapy Assistant degree can be completed in as few as 24 months and exposes students to a diverse array of clinical topics, including; pediatrics, mental health, neuro-rehabilitation, geriatrics, and physical disabilities.(3)

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    Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Overview

    As a "hybrid" program, the curriculum is divided into online courses, in-person labs, and fieldwork. Unlike traditional colleges with lengthy semesters, we guide our students through our online OTA program in eight 3 month quarters.(3)

    Benefits of the Remington College Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree Program:

    • The hybrid approach uses online coursework to supplement the in-person instruction (labs) and fieldwork courses.
    • The online courses help students fit school into their existing home and work schedules.
    • Lab instruction provides students with the opportunity to work directly with qualified instructors who have real-world experience in the field.
    • Through practical experience obtained in fieldwork, students are exposed to diverse working environments and therapeutic skills.
    • During the fieldwork courses, students get valuable real-world practice in working with psychosocial issues, physical disabilities, pediatrics, holistic occupational therapy techniques, and more.

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    Our Occupational Therapy Assistant school training includes fieldwork rotations that give students the real-world experience that many employers value. Some examples of the settings where students can complete their fieldwork include: home healthcare services, nursing care facilities, schools, private medical offices, and hospitals.

    Graduates from our program are eligible to take the national certification exam through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Information about our graduates' certification exam pass rates, along with those of other schools in the state, are available at

    Graduation Rates*

    The total number of graduates from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the three year period from 2014-2016 was 29, with an overall graduation rate of 45%.

    Cohort Start Year  Cohort Graduation Year Number of Students Entering ProgramNumber of Graduates Graduation Rate 
     2012 2014 0  n/a n/a
     2013 2015 7 1 14%
     2014 2016 22 12 55%
     Total 29 13 45%


    *Remington College did not begin enrolling students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program until 2013. This information was updated on 5/16/2017 and is updated at least annually.


  • 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 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). After successful completion of this exam, the individual 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. Further, completion of Remington College's occupational therapy assistant program does not guarantee that a graduate will pass the NBCOT exam or be able to obtain state licensure. Prior to enrolling, individuals interested in this program are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration and/or licensure requirements for a career as an occupational therapist assistant for each state in which they may seek licensure.