fbpx Occupational Therapy Assistant | Salem Community College

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Associate in Science

 

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) provide therapeutic services to people of all ages who are challenged by disability, trauma or the aging process. If you want make a difference and help those individuals adapt to life circumstances, then this is the program for you! Our program is offered in collaboration with the Rutgers School of Health Professions. Students will attend their first year at Salem Community College, then transition to Rutgers for their remaining four semesters. Studies include general education courses, theory, and rigorous field work.

Students who graduate from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program are prepared to sit for the certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Students who successfully pass the exam may pursue a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA).

 

 

 

APPLY NOW

 

TRANSFER

Students have successfully transferred to:

  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stockton University
  • Wilmington University

click here to see our transfer agreements

 

 

CAREER

Students who complete the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Associate of Science program and go on to earn a bachelor degree may find employment in occupations such as:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapy Aides
  • Physical Therapists


 Explore careers, salaries, and local opportunities

YOUR DEGREE COST AND COURSES

First Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
BIO220 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 $132.00 $760.00 $892.00
ENG101 English Composition I 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
MAT201 Statistics 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
PSY101 General Psychology 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
PSY111 Human Growth and Development 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
Subtotal: $3,172.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Second Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
BIO221 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 $132.00 $760.00 $892.00
ENG102 English Composition II 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
PHL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
CGAE-ELEC Cultural and Global Awareness Elective 3 $0.00 $570.00 $570.00
Subtotal: $3,172.00*

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Third Semester (at Rutgers SHRP)

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
OCTH1010 Occupational Therapy Foundations for the OTA 3 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1019 Level I Fieldwork A: Integration and Practice Applications 1 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1020 Occupational Performance and Participation: Skills and Client Factors 3 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1031 Conditions Impacting Occupation, Participation and Health I: Adult/Older Adult 2 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1102 Communication Techniques 3 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
Subtotal: N/A

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Fourth Semester (at Rutgers SHRP)

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
OCTH1029 Level I Fieldwork B: Integration and Practice Applications 1 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1040 Occupational Performance and Participation: Therapeutic Applications 3 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1051 Principles and Practices I - Recovery and Wellness 2 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1052 Principles and Practices II - Adult/Older Adult 3 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1103 Group Dynamics 3 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
Subtotal: N/A

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Fifth Semester (at Rutgers SHRP)

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
OCTH1032 Conditions Impacting Occupation, Participation and Health II: Child/Adolescent 2 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1039 Level I Fieldwork C: Integration and Practice Applications 1 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1053 Principles and Practices III - Child/Adolescent 2 2 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH1071 Professional Seminar I 1 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
Subtotal: N/A

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Sixth Semester (at Rutgers SHRP)

Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
OCTH2019 OTA Practice: Fieldwork II, Adult/Older Adult 5 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH2029 OTA Practice: Fieldwork II, Child/Adolescent 5 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
OCTH2072 Professional Seminar II 2 Rutgers SHRP Fees Rutgers SHRP Tuition Rutgers SHRP Total
Subtotal: N/A

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

 

Total Program Cost to attend at Salem Community College: $6,344.00*

* - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.

** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.