The associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
As part of the Platt College Anaheim Occupational Therapy Assistant program, students must complete an externship (640 hours of Level II fieldwork) following the completion of the in-class portion of the program to graduate.
For Occupational Therapy Assistant employment data, please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm (visited January 28, 2020).
Occupational Therapy Outcomes and Additional Information
Please note that Platt College has not had any graduates for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program as of yet. The first anticipated graduation date for the first cohort is February 2022. Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Assistant (NBCOT) can be found online at https://www.nbcot.org/en/educators/home#schoolperformance.
Platt College has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
The cost of attendance for the Associate of Science, Occupational Therapy program includes direct and indirect costs; current tuition and fees as well as the total cost of attending and completing the program. Platt College reviews tuition fees annually. Any increase in tuition is applied to future enrollments and not applied to currently enrolled students.
According to FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), cost of attendance is defined as total amount of attending the program, which includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, transportation, loan fees as well as fees associated with distance education. Loan fees vary based on the amount the student borrows from the federal student loan programs.
Cost of Attendance is defined at Platt College per academic year of 3 terms, 30 weeks (cost is based upon average expenses comprised from California Student Aid Commission’s student’s expense budget and if the student is living with parents or without parents).
|Current Direct Cost||Academic Year 1||Academic Year 2||Academic Year 3||Total Cost of Program|
|Books and Supplies||1,125||1,125||750||3,000|
|Current Indirect Cost per Academic Year (2019/20)||Student not living with parents||Student living with parents|
|Room and Board||11,732||5,278|
Upon successful completion of the program of instruction, the graduate will be awarded an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, provided all financial obligations have been met, and a minimum grade point average has been attained. To graduate, a student must attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) and meet all attendance requirements. In addition, all students must meet with Career Services and Financial Aid and complete and sign all documentation prior to being approved for graduation.