Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program through Roane State Community College


For more information about the OTA program, contact Roane State or Dr. Patricia Jenkins Dean of Health Sciences, at jenkinsp@roanestate.edu.

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) use purposeful activities to help a person maintain or restore the highest level of independence possible in activities meaningful to that person. Occupational therapy assistants work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, outpatient centers, school systems, skilled nursing facilities, community programs, home health agencies, and mental health agencies.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program offered through Roane State Community College (RSCC) consists of three semesters of academic preparation followed by one semester of full-time fieldwork experience. The OTA curriculum includes a blend of online and hybrid courses coupled with face-to-face labs. Recommend completion of General Education Requirements prior to entering OTA program.




The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) 
c/o Accreditation Department
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449 
(301) 652-2682