Occupational Therapy Assistant

Associate in Science

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).

    Students have successfully transferred to:

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

    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
    FIRST SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    BIO220Human Anatomy & Physiology I4$132.00$760.00$892.00
    ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    MAT201Statistics3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    PSY101General Psychology3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    PSY111Human Growth and Development3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    Subtotal: $3,172.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    SECOND SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    BIO221Human Anatomy & Physiology II4$132.00$760.00$892.00
    ENG102English Composition II3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    PHL101Introduction to Philosophy3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    SOC101Introduction to Sociology3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    CGAE-ELECCultural and Global Awareness Elective3$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 CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    OCTH1010Occupational Therapy Foundations for the OTA3Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1019Level I Fieldwork A: Integration and Practice Applications1Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1020Occupational Performance and Participation: Skills and Client Factors3Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1031Conditions Impacting Occupation, Participation and Health I: Adult/Older Adult2Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1102Communication Techniques3Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    Subtotal: N/A*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    FOURTH SEMESTER (at Rutgers SHRP)
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    OCTH1029Level I Fieldwork B: Integration and Practice Applications1Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1040Occupational Performance and Participation: Therapeutic Applications3Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1051Principles and Practices I - Recovery and Wellness2Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1052Principles and Practices II - Adult/Older Adult3Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1103Group Dynamics3Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    Subtotal: N/A*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    FIFTH SEMESTER (at Rutgers SHRP)
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    OCTH1032Conditions Impacting Occupation, Participation and Health II: Child/Adolescent2Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1039Level I Fieldwork C: Integration and Practice Applications1Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1053Principles and Practices III - Child/Adolescent 22Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH1071Professional Seminar I1Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    Subtotal: N/A*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    SIXTH SEMESTER (at Rutgers SHRP)
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    OCTH2019OTA Practice: Fieldwork II, Adult/Older Adult5Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH2029OTA Practice: Fieldwork II, Child/Adolescent5Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers SHRP Total
    OCTH2072Professional Seminar II2Rutgers SHRP FeesRutgers SHRP TuitionRutgers 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.