Occupational Therapy Aide

Certificate of Completion

This short-term program is intended to provide students with the skills and knowledge to start a career as an Occupational Therapy Aide. This program will teach students how to assist patients with a variety of injuries under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist. Occupational Therapy Aides also have the responsibilities for completing non-technical duties such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients under the direction of the Occupational Therapist. Occupational Therapy Aides may be employed in hospitals, nursing care facilities, sports rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare facilities. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the health field for immediate employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational skills and training for students to enter into more advanced health training programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Occupational Therapy Aide certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain employment as an Occupational Therapy Aide in a hospital, medical office or a care facility. 
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the health career ladder by enrolling in further allied health career programs.  

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Occupational Therapy Aide
Medical Terminology

Recommended Elective

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Health Careers Employability Skills
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