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-inactive 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.
ACOTE OUTCOMES Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
Information for the following Brown Mackie College schools including:
All locations: Brown Mackie College—South Bend, Brown Mackie College—Fort Wayne, Brown Mackie College—Merrillville, Brown Mackie College—Atlanta, Brown Mackie College—Hopkinsville
Graduation Year 2013
Number of students eligible to graduate: 237
Number of students who graduated: 189
Graduation rate was: 80%
Graduation Year 2014
Number of students eligible to graduate: 199
Number of students who graduated: 160
Graduation rate was: 80%
Graduation Year 2015
Number of students eligible to graduate: 198
Number of students who graduated: 144
Graduation rate was: 73%
Total—Graduation Years 2013-2015
Number of students eligible to graduate: 634
Number of students who graduated: 493
Graduation rate was: 78%
For the purposes of calculating this graduation rate, the student cohort is determined by the number of students entering the program upon starting their first Occupational Therapy Assistant concentration course in a particular year. The number of graduates is determined by the students that successfully completed the program within 150% of the normal time.
NBCOT results found at: https://secure.nbcot.org/DATA/SCHOOLSTATS.ASPX
*Results listed under Primary Location
*This Brown Mackie College program is no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about this program in the Academic Catalog.