Jun 23, 2018  
2017-18 College Catalog 
    
2017-18 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Program Goals and Outcomes


Student Learning Outcomes

The rapidly changing and dynamic nature of contemporary health and human services delivery systems requires the occupational therapy assistant to possess basic skills as a direct care provider, educator, and advocate for the profession and the consumer.

A graduate from an ACOTE-accredited associate degree level occupational therapy assistant program must

  • Have acquired an educational foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, including a focus on issues related to diversity.
  • Be educated as a generalist with a broad exposure to the delivery models and systems used in settings where occupational therapy is currently practiced and where it is emerging as a service.
  • Have achieved entry-level competence through a combination of academic and fieldwork education.
  • Be prepared to articulate and apply occupational therapy principles and intervention tools to achieve expected outcomes as related to occupation.
  • Be prepared to articulate and apply therapeutic use of occupations with individuals or groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situation in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings.
  • Be able to apply occupational therapy interventions to address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.
  • Be prepared to be a lifelong learner and keep current with the best practice.
  • Uphold the ethical standards, values, and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession.
  • Understand the distinct roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in the supervisory process.
  • Be prepared to effectively communicate and work interprofessionally with those who provide care for individuals and/or populations in order to clarify each member’s responsibility in executing components of an intervention plan.
  • Be prepared to advocate as a professional for the occupational therapy services offered and for the recipients of those services.

Program Completion

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
The total number of graduates from the Owens Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the 3-year period of 2015-2017 was 58, with an overall graduation rate of 77%.
Graduation year Students Entering/Graduation Graduation Rate
2017 22/16 73%
2016 30/21 70%
2015 23/21 91%
Total 75/58 77%

Certification Exam Pass Rates

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Certification Exam Pass Rates
Year Pass Rate
2016 100%
2015 91%

 

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx