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Program Outcomes

Graduation and Program Outcomes

To be eligible for graduation the student must:

  1. Have a grade point average of 2.0 or above
  2. Complete all general, related and occupational therapy assistant courses with a "C" or above
  3. Successfully complete two level II fieldwork experiences within 18 months of classroom coursework.

Upon successful graduation, the student will be eligible to sit for the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, and apply for state licensure.

Year Number of Program Graduates Percentage of first-time test takers who passed the exam Percentage of graduates who passed the NBCOT exam within one year of graduation Graduation Rates
2014 16 100 100 75%
2015 23 91 100 81%
2016 26 96 100 85%
Total 3-year 65 95 100 80%

Please note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or apply for state licensure.

After graduation, the graduate is considered an Occupational Therapy Assistant who will be able to:

Demonstrate professional behaviors when interacting with clients, peer and other professional when providing OT services and become life-long learners. 

Demonstrate clinical reasoning by integrating clinical experiences with evidence-based practice and personal experience to provide best practice OT services.

Demonstrate support for the client’s desired occupational roles and participation in occupations through a creative, holistic approach and collaborate with inter-professional team member to provide distinct valued services to each client based on individual needs.

Demonstrate support for at risk individuals, groups and populations who are in the community to identify resources and opportunities for improving engagement in occupations.

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Employment Opportunities

Job postings for Occupational Therapy Assistants

Flyers and mailings are kept in the OT Skills Lab.

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The Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology Program graduated its first class in December of 2008. Now our over 100 graduates work throughout the state of Ohio. Our alumni work in various settings including schools, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. Several are continuing their education by working toward more advanced degrees in healthcare or Occupational Therapy.

If you are an alumnus and are interested in connecting with us for service or learning opportunities, we invite you to call at 440-964-4316. If you have any ideas for this alumni page please let us know. Learn more by reading the latest newsletter.

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