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Accreditation

The Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE is located at: 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. (Phone 301-652-6611), www.acoteonline.orgwww.aota.org.

As of December 3, 2021, the South Arkansas Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program status is: Accreditation – Inactive. This status was voluntarily requested by the program and college. The program remains ‘in good standing’ with the accreditation organization and remains an accredited program.

This status indicates that the program is not currently enrolling new students and does not plan to enroll new students in the future. While the program is on Accreditation - Inactive status, the 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, all states require licensure in order to practice. The program’s Accreditation – Inactive status also indicates to a state licensing board that the program remains as an accredited program. Please note, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Also please note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Admissions

Admissions for the occupational therapy assistant program have been suspended. Please see above for current Accreditation status

Graduation Rates for Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree
(does not indicate pass rate for national certification examination)

 Graduating Year   Number of Graduates for Degree
(Students Entering/Graduating)
 Graduation Rates from Program
2021 10/8 80%
2020 14/14 100%
2019 10/9 90%
Total 34/31  91%

Reporting periods as follows:
Graduating Year 2019: Cohort start Program in Summer 2018 and finish in Fall 2019.
Graduating Year 2020: Cohort start Program in Summer 2019 and finish in Fall 2020*.
Graduationg Year 2021: Cohort start Program in Summer 2020 and finished in Fall 2021.

*One student finished by 4/2021

 

National Examination Pass Rates

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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

National Certification examination pass rates for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program can be found on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy: School Performance Data website at https://www.nbcot.org/en/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance.

Graduation Rates and National Examination Pass Rate information provided as required by accrediting agency.

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Cost Of Attendance

(all costs in U.S. dollars)

Current Cost

OTA Program 2019 Summer

OTA Program 2019 Fall

OTA Program 2020 Spring

OTA Program 2020

Summer

OTA Program 2020 Fall

Total Cost of Program (7 Semesters 2018-2020)

In District Tuition

504

1,092

1,176

504

672

7,224

Out of District Tuition

582

1,261

1,358

582

776

8,342

Out of State Tuition

1,032

2,236

2,408

1,032

1,376

14,792

Student Fees

471

915

964

666

503

4,713

Books & Supplies

1,741

1,218

318

491

318

6,122

Transportation

 

330

660

660

330

660

3,960

Loan Fees

 

35

35

 

40

170

Distance Ed Fees:
If 36 credits of pre-requisites taken through Distance Ed, Fees are up to:

         

1,008

Total for In-District Tuition

         

With up to 36 credits of Distance Ed:

23,197

 

Without Distance Ed:

22,189

Total for Out-of-District Tuition

         

With up to 36 credits of Distance Ed:

24,315

 

Without Distance Ed:

23,307

Total for Out-of-State Tuition

         

With up to 36 credits of Distance Ed:

30,757

 

Without Distance Ed:

29,757

All costs are as of 08/11/2020 and are subject to change, including distance education fees.