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2020-21 College Catalog 
2020-21 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Program Goals and 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 2017-2019 was 70, with an overall graduation rate of 77%.
Graduation year Students Entering/Graduation Graduation Rate
2019 26/19 73%
2018 21/17 81%
2017 23/18 78%
Total 70/54 77%

Certification Exam Pass Rates

Program performance date on the NBCOT certification examination by state and program level can be found online at https://www.nbcot.org/en/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance


Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Certification Exam Pass Rates
Year Pass Rate
2019 100%
2018 91%
2017 88%