Occupational Therapy Assistant

Are you a patient, compassionate person who would like to help others improve from injury or disability? Would you like a challenging job that’s different every day? The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Mountain View College can help you kick-start your career in health care.


Occupational Therapy Assistant At-A-Glance


What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence


What Does An Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Do?

OTAs work directly with patients under the direction of an occupational therapist to help improve and develop skills used in daily activities. Whether a patient's needs are cognitive, physical or psychological, OTAs can help them function to their fullest in any environment.

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Degrees and Licensing in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program


Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • 24 months to complete*
  • $3,540
View Prerequisites and Degree Plan Details in the Catalog

*Length of time is based on full-time student status, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Cost is based on tuition rates for program hours and Dallas County residents. It does not include additional supplies, fees or books. Find out about financial aid.


Exams and Licensing

Program graduates are eligible to take the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination to become licensed as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Once candidates have their associate degree, documented fieldwork experience and passing NBCOT exam grade in hand, they may apply to their state for licensure.

Every OTA in the United States must be licensed in their state and complete the national certification exam in order to practice. Each state has their own set of rules for licensure including continuing education and other requirements.

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Ready to take your first step toward a career in occupational therapy?