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.
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 www.eastcentral.edu for the most current course offerings.