TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Curriculum is a two-year-program of study that prepares an individual to work as a co-participant in the entire occupational therapy process, at the discretion of the supervising licensed occupational therapist. The occupational therapy assistant provides intervention pertinent to creating and promoting healthy life-styles, restoring or habilitating a skill or ability, maintaining current level of function, modifying an activity to ensure success and addressing disability prevention. Graduates of this program may apply to take the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant which is administered by the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Students accepted into the Occupational Therapy Assistant program must complete all OTA courses at Holmes Community College. Only academic credit earned at another regionally-accredited institution will be accepted by Holmes Community College toward graduation from the OTA program. The OTA application process opens annually on the first day of December and closes on the first day of March for the class that begins the following August.
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Summary of Program Requirements
Step 1If you are not currently enrolled as a Holmes student (this semester), click on Enroll Now at www.holmescc.edu to complete a Holmes Community College online Admissions Application for fall, choosing General College Studies as your major. After applying to the college, you must return to Enroll Now and complete the orientation. Please note that successful completion of Step 1 denotes acceptance to the college, not acceptance of application to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Step 2After you have been accepted to the college and know that your ACT score on file with Holmes meets the minimum requirement for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program* (See OTA program admission requirements in the online bulletin/catalog available via Quick Links.), click on the college portal, My Holmes, at www.holmescc.edu and log in. Navigate to the Academics/Career-Technical icon at the top of the page and then go to the Health-Related Applications on the lower left-hand side of the page to access the OTA application. Using your My Holmes username and password, read and submit the application. You will receive a confirmation page verifying application was successful or that you are missing information. *Official verification of minimum composite ACT score(s) of 16 if taken on or after October 1989 (or 12 if taken before October 1989) must be on file with Holmes prior to submission of the OTA application (by March 1). Please note that your OTA application will not submit successfully unless official verification is on file with Holmes that you meet the minimum ACT requirement, regardless of your age.
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