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Occupational Therapy Assistant

The LBCC Occupational Therapy Assistant program is a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. The program follows a hybrid delivery model. Traditional students attend class on the LBCC campus while distance education students attend classes in real time via the internet allowing participation from remote sites. Laboratory and clinical portions are delivered locally and at partner sites.

A cohort of 24 students will be admitted to each class, which includes students from participating community colleges in Oregon. Students will develop an understanding of occupational therapy theory and practice, including activity analysis and problem solving for helping clients meet their goals. Successful graduates will be eligible and prepared to sit for the national certification examination and to function as entry-level occupational therapy assistants in a variety of practice settings.

For information about applying to the program, please refer to the "Occupational Therapy Assistant" Bulletin or "Occupational Therapy Assistant Distance" Bulletin. Both bulletins can be found here, under the "Special Admission" heading. After reading the bulletin, LBCC students should contact Lorraine Lara at laral@linnbenton.edu. Students completing the program from a partner community college can find their advisor on pg.6 of the "Distance" bulletin.

NBCOT

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

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ACOTE

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

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