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Associate of Applied Science
You are driven by a desire to help people live more satisfying and productive lives. You are also patient, reliable, and compassionate. Turn these traits into a career with the Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Applied Science degree at Brown Mackie College — Merrillville. This program combines classroom lecture, laboratory work, and clinical experiences, which will help you to prepare for a career where you can make a difference in the lives of people that need help getting back on track. Sound like a good fit for you? Learn more now!
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. 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.
NBCOT Exam Pass Rates
Information for 5 Brown Mackie College locations including (South Bend, Fort Wayne, Merrillville, Atlanta, Hopkinsville.)
- 3-year time period being reported: 2010, 2011, 2012
- total number of program graduates during that period: 533
- total number of first-time test takers of the national certification examination during that period: 506
- total number of first-time test takers who passed the exam during that period: 364
- percentage of the total number of first-time test takers who passed the exam during that period: 71.93%