Occupational Therapy Assistant
Applications for the 2013 program are no longer being accepted.
Rogue Community College has developed a partnership with Linn-Benton Community College to provide training for occupational therapy assistants in Jackson and Josephine counties. This program prepares students to function as competent entry-level occupational therapy assistants in a variety of practice settings and to pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination.
This Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded by Linn-Benton Community College with RCC offering program prerequisites, general education classes and related coursework. Financial aid may be available through LBCC. Contact LBCC's Financial Aid office for details.
A maximum of 10 students move through the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program as a cohort. Students use a distance education (DE) model of accessing the OTA program-specific courses through LBCC. The program can be completed while a student is living in the Rogue Valley by taking a combination of RCC classes and LBCC's distance-education courses. The curriculum includes classroom, laboratory, and fieldwork components. DE students will travel to the LBCC campus between two-four times per term.
The program is designed to be completed within two years, and students must fulfill all requirements within 36 months of admission. Students also must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months of completing the academic portion of the program. Fieldwork placements are determined by the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and will depend on availability of sites. Students may have to travel out of their immediate geographic area to a location in the Pacific Northwest to complete fieldwork.
All (OTA) courses are offered by LBCC and require admission in spring term each year. Visit the program admission and course work requirements page to see if you are eligible to apply.
Fall 2014 application information will be available soon. The 2013 application packet is available for reference only: RCC Occupational Therapy Assistant 2013 application packet. The most up to date program information is available through LBCC by going to the OTA Distance Education Bulletin. A program preview information session will be conducted in the winter by RCC's Allied Health Department. For Information regarding the program contact:
This project was funded $3,000,000 (100% of its total cost) from a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Rogue Community College is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services, alternate form and language services are available to individuals with disabilities and limited English proficiency free of cost upon request.