The OTA Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at:
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-2682 or TDD (800) 377-8555
To learn more about this program, view program outcomes and exam pass rates below.
Program Enrollment and Graduation Data
|Cohort||Number of Students Enrolling||Number of On-Time Graduates||Number of Graduates within 3 Years of Start||Graduation|
|Cohort entering year of 2012|
|Cohort entering year of 2013|
|Cohorts entering year of 2014|
|Online VA (first cohort entered Fall)||18||14||3 (1 still progressing)||89%|
|Cohorts entering year of 2015|
|Campus-based Total||25||NA||May 2017 graduation|
|Online VA winter||11||9||82%|
|Online VA summer||16||14||88%|
|Online VA fall||23||18||2||78%|
|Cohorts entering year of 2016|
|Campus-based Total||25||NA||May 2018 graduation|
|Online VA Totals||67||NA||April, August, December 2017 graduations|
|Online CA Totals (first cohort entered summer)||24||NA||August, December 2017 graduations|
Certification Pass Rates
|Year/Program||Number of Program Graduates||Number of Test-Takers||New Graduate Pass Rate|
|Online||43 (20 graduated Dec. 2016)||15||100%|
Further testing data is available via the NBCOT School Performance Link.
Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, they receive the title of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).
Many states have some form of regulation in order to practice. In Minnesota, occupational therapy personnel must be licensed with the Minnesota Department of Health.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.