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Occupational Therapy Assistant, AAS

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Occupational  Therapy Assistant - Associate of Applied Science

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is a one-plus degree program that prepares students to practice as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) after meeting certification and state licensure standards East Central College (ECC) is one of five colleges in Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) currently offering this program. ECC offers and enrolls students in the general education coursework: sophomore level (professional level) coursework typically originates from a classroom at any of the five campuses, and is conveyed to students via interactive television and internet-based technology. Through the combination of general education and professional level coursework, classroom and laboratory practice, and clinical fieldwork experiences, students will learn the profession of occupational therapy assistant. The professional year does not run on a traditional ECC academic cycle. Classes begin in the fall semester and will run until the next fall semester of the following year. Completion of professional course work takes one full year.

Campus Offered Credits Required
ECC-Union 82


Program of Study

Students should plan on attending full-time when taking the Professional Studies sequence. Course schedule is subject to change.

Please review the online college schedule at for the most current course offerings.

MHPC Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Professional Year - Each August (48 hours)

Program Notes:

* Indicates coursework with a prerequisite or entry level test requirement. Consult an academic advisor and/or course descriptions for requirements and course sequence.

All science courses must not be older than five years prior to entrance into the program.

**Fieldwork requirements must be satisfied within 12 months of academic coursework.

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