Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Amarillo College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy 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 Assistant

What can you do with an Occupational Therapy Assistant degree?


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 will help clients perform exercises as specified in a treatment plan and teach them how to use equipment that may make certain activities easier.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Enter the Workforce with a Two Year Degree  

First Semester Prior to Admission
ENGL 1301 - Composition I 3 hrs
PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology 3 hrs
BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hrs
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts 3 hrs
SPCH 1318- Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
First Fall semester
OTHA 1241 - Occupational Performance from Birth to Adolescence 2 hrs
OTHA 1305 - Principles of Occupational Therapy 3 hrs
OTHA 1309 - Human Structure and Function in Occupational Therapy 3 hrs
OTHA 1415 - Therapeutic Use of Occupations I 4 hrs
First Spring Semester
OTHA 1249 - Occupational Performance of Adulthood 2 hrs
OTHA 2301 - Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy 3 hrs
OTHA 2309 - Mental Health in Occupational Therapy 3 hrs
OTHA 2402 - Therapeutic Use of Occupations II 4 hrs
Second Fall semester
OTHA 1253 - Occupational Performance for Elders 2 hrs
OTHA 1419 - Therapeutic Interventions I 4 hrs
OTHA 2405 - Therapeutic Interventions II 4 hrs
OTHA 2335 - Healthcare Management in Occupational Therapy 3 hrs
Second Spring Semester
OTHA 2266 - Practicum I - Occupational Therapy Assistant 2 hrs
OTHA 2267 - Practicum II – Occupational Therapy Assistant 2 hrs
OTHA 2330 - Workplace Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant 3 hrs