The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Amarillo College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education and puts students on a pathway to great-paying careers in a variety of healthcare environments. AC graduates typically become eligible to work in hospitals, schools, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, mental health facilities, home health agencies, assisted living centers, and community programs. OTA students at Amarillo College say class scheduling is a good lifestyle fit, and faculty are passionate about what they teach. Students in the OTA program experience a high rate of success.
Occupational therapy is the use of everyday activities as the means of helping people achieve independence. As an occupational therapy assistant, you will work under the supervision of registered occupational therapists and help people of all ages who have difficulty performing work and daily living activities due to illness, injury or disability. You may guide clients in acquiring or relearning skills as specified in a treatment plan or teach them how to use specialized equipment that may make certain activities easier.