Orlando Occupational Therapist Assistant Degree
  • Welcome to Remington College in Orlando, FL

    Remington College invites you to check out our new Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate's Degree program today!* Our Orlando College is located on the outskirts north of "The City Beautiful," in Heathrow, Florida, and is the newest campus in the Remington College family.

    If you've always wanted to train as an occupational therapy assistant, choose a college that lets you attend part of your training in sunny Central Florida!

    Occupational Therapy Assistant College Degree Program

    If you're interested in pursuing training as an occupational therapist assistant and desire the advantages of a college that has scheduling flexibility, our program is designed to accommodate your scheduling needs. Developed as a "hybrid" degree program, our Orlando Occupational Therapy Assistant training has the scheduling advantages associated with online courses.

    As a hybrid program, the curriculum is divided into online courses, in-person labs, and fieldwork. In the online portion of the program students will attend classes online over the course of eight three-month quarters.(1)

    About Our Orlando Campus

    Our campus is home to our modern hands-on lab, built for our first-ever hybrid program. Curriculum for the Occupational Therapy Assistant degree consists of convenient online courses, in-person labs conducted in Orlando, and fieldwork available at several locations in the Southeast.(2,3)

    At our Orlando Campus, you'll see and experience:

    • Modern laboratories set up to help you:
      • Learn how to help provide therapeutic assistance to adults and children with physical disabilities.
      • Practice holistic occupational therapy techniques.
      • Learn how to deal effectively with patients' psychosocial issues.
    • Qualified instructors with years of in-field professional experience who will work with you to help develop your hands-on skills.
    • Other students like you who have committed to completing their lab work in Orlando about one weekend per month. (2)

    Occupational Therapist Assistant Fieldwork

    Our Occupational Therapy Assistant degree includes a fieldwork component that provides students with the opportunity to work in different therapy environments and practice the therapeutic skills they have learned.

    Some examples of the different working environments where students can complete their fieldwork include:(3)

    • Home healthcare services
    • Nursing care facilities
    • Schools
    • Private medical offices
    • And hospitals.

    The fieldwork courses focus on psychosocial issues, physical disabilities or pediatrics, and holistic occupational therapy techniques.

    Interested in learning more? Call now to tour our Orlando Occupational Therapy Assistant facilities, and learn how you can get started today!

    The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program 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, most 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. Further, completion of Remington College's occupational therapy assistant program does not guarantee that a graduate will pass the NBCOT exam or be able to obtain state licensure. Prior to enrolling, individuals interested in this program are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration and/or licensure requirements for a career as an occupational therapist assistant for each state in which they may seek licensure.