Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)


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OTA Program Application Deadline Update

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program will be extending its 2020 application deadline to July 1 in order to accommodate individuals having difficulty completing application materials due to the current recommendations from the Governor.  Please see the associated links for more details and check back frequently for updates.

We also understand that you may be unable to accumulate the necessary number of observation hours to complete your application.  We do not want to exclude anyone interested in our program. If you have not completed all 40 of the required observation hours, you may complete modules in an online course when you submit your application to the program.  To do so, you must be registered as an MTC student, so be sure that you submit your general college application, if you are not already a registered student.

Extended Application Date Memo

If you would like to make a critical difference for patients to be able to regain skills and be able to perform the activities of daily living, and you’d like a field growing 19% over the next decade, an occupational therapy assistant is a great option for you.

Application Deadline:

Applications to the OTA Program at Marion Technical College must be completed and submitted to Marion Technical College by April 1st in order to begin the program the following fall.

If required, college foundation courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements. A complete listing of all requirements is available at www.ohioalliedhealth.com

To get started in this Medical Sciences Program, contact the MTC Office of Admissions for an appointment, by e-mail at enroll@mtc.edu or by phone at 740-389-4636, extension 334.

**Please Note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Applicants are encouraged to contact NBCOT for an early determination review.

Your Degree

After completing this six-semester program, you’ll receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and be eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam to become a certified occupational therapy assistant.


The OTA Program graduates currently have 98% pass rate on the national certification exam.

Year Number of Program Graduates Taking the Test Number of Test Takers Who Passed the Exam Percentage of test takers who passed the exam
2015 21 20 95%
2016 10 10 100%
2017 19 18 94%
Total 50 48 96%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx


The total number of graduates from the MTC Occupational Therapy Assistant Program during the three-year period of 2016-2018 was 47 with an overall graduation rate of 82%.

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2016 14/9 64%
2017 22/19 86%
2018 21/19 90%
Total 57/47 82%


As of 2015, over 75% of OTA Program graduates are gainfully employed in the OTA profession in the state of Ohio and across the United States.

What You’ll Learn

Our instructors will teach you how to play an important role in carrying out treatment programs and health restoration.

Treat patients and work closely with families as they prepare to return home. You’ll also learn to choose or construct equipment to help patients function more independently.


The Marion Technical College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the:

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-2682
Email: accred@aota.org
Website: www.acoteonline.org

The MTC OTA Program received accreditation in 2011.


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