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 and includes classroom, laboratory, and fieldwork components.

  • Classroom: Traditional students attend classes in person on the LBCC campus while distance-education students attend classes in real time/at the same time via the internet.
  • Laboratory: Traditional students attend labs on the LBCC campus while distance-education students attend labs at partner community colleges or other sites in their geographic area. Additionally, all students come to the LBCC campus for one-day or two-day visits up to three times per term. Students are responsible for all associated travel costs.
  • Fieldwork: Fieldwork experiences are completed at fieldwork sites in the Pacific Northwest; fieldwork placement is determined by the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and is dependent upon availability of fieldwork sites and educators. Students are responsible for all associated travel costs.

A cohort of 24 students is admitted to each class. Students will develop an understanding of occupational therapy theory and practice, including activity analysis and clinical reasoning 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. The program performance data on the NBCOT National Certification exam can be found here NBCOT program performance data

For information about applying to the program, please refer to the "Occupational Therapy Assistant" Bulletin and Application located here, under the "Special Admission" heading. After reading the bulletin, if you are interested in applying as a traditional LBCC student, please contact Lorraine Lara at laral@linnbenton.edu; if you are interested in applying as a distance-education student through one of our partner colleges, please contact that college's OTA program advisor as listed in the bulletin. 


ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

**SAVE THE DATE**  Come to a Pre-Application Information Session.  Learn about a career in Occupational Therapy, find out about what you need to know about how to apply to the OTA Program, and get your questions answered!

  • Session A (On-line via Zoom): Weds, Feb 22, 6pm-8pm. LIMITED TO 20 participants
  • Session B (In-person at LBCC Lebanon campus): Saturday, Feb 25; 10am-noon
  • Session C (In-person at LBCC Lebanon campus): Saturday, Feb 25; 1pm-3pm

To register for any of the above sessions, email ota@linnbenton.edu with your name, session preference, and preferred contact info.  You will receive a confirmation email with details and directions for that session.

 

ACOTE

ACOTE

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

NBCOT

NBCOT

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy