The Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS degree (AAS_OCTA) is offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-Tomball and has additional entrance requirements. For more information, please contact the Occupational Therapy Department.
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 toward an associate of applied science degree. Students will engage in coursework for a period of four semesters followed by a fifth semester of full-time fieldwork at health care facilities in the community. The educational experience will include classroom instruction, laboratory activities and clinical work. Many clinical facilities will require students to successfully pass a background check. Students will be trained to work with all age groups in a variety of health care settings.
The LSC-Kingwood and Tomball occupational therapy assistant programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220, 301.652.AOTA.
Graduates will be eligible for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examination, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Most states, including Texas, require licensure to practice. Texas licensure is based on successful completion of the NBCOT examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain a state licensure.
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information. To obtain the recommended sequencing of courses, contact either program director at LSC-Kingwood or Tomball.
Applicants must meet the college's general admission criteria as well as program admission criteria and submit all documentation to the Occupational Therapy Assistant office at LSCKingwood or Tomball.
Apply for admission to the occupational therapy assistant department by submitting a formal application and all required official documents to the department.
Incomplete applications will not receive a department review. Each applicant is responsible for contacting the OTA department to confirm that their application is complete. Applicants to the program will be ranked according to their level of achievement of the program admission criteria and will be accepted into the program on a competitive basis. Students must complete Level II fieldwork assignments within 18 months following completion of academic preparation. Additional information can be obtained from the occupational therapy assistant department at LSC-Kingwood and Tomball.
|BIOL||2401||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|ENGL||1301||Composition and Rhetoric I||3|
|OTHA1||1301||Intro to Occupational Therapy||3|
|OTHA1||1315||Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities I||3|
|BIOL||2402||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|OTHA||1309||Human Structure & Function in Occupational Therapy||3|
|OTHA2||2301||Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy||3|
|OTHA||2331||Physical Function in Occupational Therapy||3|
|PSYC||2314||Life Span and Development||3|
|OTHA||1319||Therapeutic Interventions I||3|
|OTHA1||2302||Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities II||3|
|OTHA1||2309||Mental Health in Occupational Therapy||3|
TOTAL Credit Hours for First Year:
|OTHA1||1341||Occupational Performance from Birth
|OTHA||2335||Management in Occupational Therapy||3|
TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Year:
TOTAL Credit Hours for
Note: Students must meet TSI requirements. See LoneStar.edu/TSI for details.