LSC-Tomball Occupational Therapy Department

Occupational therapy assistants help individuals who have become disabled by disease or injury to return to independent living. They work in a variety of areas including hospitals, nursing homes, private clinics, community agencies, and schools. The program at Lone Star College-Tomball begins in the fall semester each year and consists of 60 credit hours of coursework. See the Application Packet link on the right side of this webpage for the online application to the program.  The application deadline for the Tomball program is always the first Tuesday in April.

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International Studies Designation

The International Studies Area of Concentration (AOC) is an introduction for students to global studies with an emphasis on the interconnectedness of peoples and nations.  To earn an Area of Concentration in International Studies, students take 15 credit hours in International Studies (IS) designated courses.  These courses are woven throughout the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Lone Star College-Tomball.  Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive an International Studies Area of Concentration designation on their transcript.

By taking a diverse set of courses with a worldview, students will broaden their perspectives and gain an appreciation and awareness of the global community.  In addition, an international studies emphasis demonstrates a level of cultural competency valuable to all students for transfer and job searches.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Information Sessions

The LSC-Tomball Occupational Therapy Assistant Program occasionally hosts information sessions that students can attend to learn more about the program and the application process. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

Information sessions are held at the Health Science Building located at 700 Graham Drive in Tomball in classroom 120.  No registration is required to attend an information session.

Occupational Therapy Practitioner Reentry Program

If you are an occupational therapy practitioner (occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant) whose license has lapsed beyond two years and you are planning to renew your license and rejoin your profession, LSC-Tomball offers an Occupational Therapy Practitioner Reentry Program.  For more information, click here.

Program Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 6116 Executive Blvd. Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, (301) 652-AOTA, www.acoteonline.org.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) program data results:

Program Highlights 

  • Five Semester Program - 2 fall semesters, 2 spring semesters, and 1 summer semester
  • Hands-On Preparation - New skills and techniques are learned within a highly interactive program  

Job Performance Standards for the Occupational Therapy Assistant


  • On-the-Job Training:  Program includes both part-time and full-time fieldwork experiences in healthcare settings.
  • No Friday Classes:  Instead study, work or take care of personal business.

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