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Career Area: Health Science
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-514-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Occupational Therapy Assistant Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Activities Director
Line Therapist
Personal Care Worker
Chiropractic Assistant
Direct Care Staff

Average Median Wage


Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs

Occupational therapists (OT) serve individuals whose everyday functioning is complicated by developmental disability, physical illness, injury, emotional problems, or aging changes. Occupational therapists use activities to: 1) improve the physical, sensory, cognitive, social and emotional skills needed for daily activities; 2) offer alternative approaches and adaptive devices when such capacities are impaired or lost; 3) ultimately promote a healthy balance and maximum independence in clients self-care, work and leisure performance; and 4) contribute to their overall wellness and quality of life. This program prepares occupational therapy assistants who collaborate with occupational therapists. OT assistants are employed in community settings providing mental health, residential care and home health and work-related services as well as in nursing homes, hospitals and schools.

Shared programs give students access to career majors that might not otherwise be available at their local college. Where these career fields are in high demand, two or more colleges may agree to share program components at the individual colleges. Because the colleges are collaborating, students may need to attend certain classes at another college to fulfill the program requirements. For more information please contact one of the colleges listed.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Fox Valley Occupational Therapy Assistant at Fox Valley
Madison College Occupational Therapy Assistant at Madison College
Milwaukee Area Occupational Therapy Assistant at Milwaukee Area
Northwood Tech Occupational Therapy Assistant at Northwood Tech
Western Occupational Therapy Assistant at Western