Occupational Therapy Assistant

You could be just two years away from starting your health care career. Dual-enrollment associate degree program through SSU and SSCC.

Occupational Therapy Assistants help people of all ages with a variety of physical, developmental, and emotional disabilities. As an OTA, you may help:

  • Toddlers increase their social skills through play
  • Amputees adapt to a new artificial limb
  • Individuals with physical limitations improve activities of daily living
  • Individuals with developmental needs learn self-care activities
  • Senior citizens with dementia adapt to memory loss

Application Process

The OTA Program application deadline is July 1st.

Visit www.shawnee.edu/ for more information.

  • In-demand health care field
  • High-paying jobs with 2-year degree
  • ACOTE Accredited program
  • High national certification exam pass rates
  • All classes held at SSCC

Average Salary for
Occupational Therapy Assistant
$25 PER HOUR

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FAQs

Will the students be Southern State's or Shawnee State's?

Both. Students will apply at both institutions and will be considered a Transient Student at Southern State.

Who advises these students?

Prospective students should contact Lisa Whitten at lwhitten@shawnee.edu or 740-703-7120.

Who takes care of their financial aid?

Shawnee State will be considered the "home" site and Southern State will be the "host".

How can I get a program outline?

Visit Shawnee's Occupational Therapy Assistant Course Requirements webpage.

What courses will these students take from SSCC?

If these course requirements haven't already been satisfied, the OTA students will take a variety of Psychology, Biology, English, Sociology, Math courses, and even Medical Terminology.