OTA Program Mission, Philosophy, and Outcomes
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The Sinclair Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program provides high quality, innovative, and evidence-based occupational therapy education to individuals seeking the opportunity to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant facilitating participation in life activities thus improving the health, well-being, and quality of life of clients and the community.
The OTA Program at SCC operates on the following beliefs:
- All people have value.
- Every person has the right to engage in meaningful occupations of their choice.
- Occupational performance is a unique experience that results from the transactional relationship among the person, activity, and the context.
- Every person benefits from participation in occupation.
- Occupational Therapy utilizes meaningful occupations to create, promote, remediate, restore, maintain, modify, and prevent deficits in occupational performance to achieve the outcome of health, well-being and participation in life.
- People learn and develop through participation in occupation as it occurs in context.
Goals and Outcomes:
1: Associates of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Students will earn an Associates of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant demonstrating readiness to successfully pass the National Certification Exam in order to obtain employment as an OTA.
2: Appreciation of Every Human
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the role of an individual’s sociocultural background on influencing choice of and participation in meaningful activities.
3: Ethical, Professional Behaviors
- Students will demonstrate attitudes and behaviors congruent with the occupational therapy profession’s philosophy, standards and the OT Code of Ethics.
- Students will participate in a minimum of 4 inter-professional education experiences throughout the program.
- Students will effectively use Occupational Therapy Practice Framework language, technology, professional literature and evidence-based research to make informed practice decisions and to communicate in a professional manner.
4: Recognition of the value of occupations
- Students will select appropriate and meaningful activities and/or occupations as a means of addressing occupational performance, prevention, health and wellness, quality of life, occupational participation, role competence, well-being and/or occupational justice.
5: Entry-level OTA Skills
- Students will demonstrate the ability to deliver occupational therapy services at OTA entry-level competency under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist (OT) in a variety of settings.
The total number of graduates from the Sinclair Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the last 3-year period was 54 with an overall graduation rate of 59%.
Detailed Occupational Therapy Assistant Program outcome for the last 3 years
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Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.