According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” between 2012 and 2022 there will be a 41 percent increase in demand for occupational therapy assistants, who in 2012 earned an average $48,940 per year. In response to this demand, Lone Star College-Tomball’s occupational therapy assistant program will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, February 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room 120A at the LSC-Tomball Health Science Building, located at 700 Graham Drive in Tomball (opposite the Tomball Regional Medical Center). The session is free and open to the public.
Occupational therapy assistants, under the direction of a licensed occupational therapist, assist individuals with disabling conditions to achieve independence through the use of purposeful activity. The curriculum for the occupational therapy assistant program covers a period of two years and is designed to lead to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
The LSC-Tomball occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association. For more details about the information session or about the occupational therapy assistant program, contact Terra Ruppert, occupational therapy department director, at 281.826.5394 or at Terra.Ruppert@lonestar.edu.