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Occupational Therapy Aide (Noncredit)

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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Occupational Therapy Aide (Noncredit)

Certificate of Completion
#38096

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

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Occupational Therapy Assistants

      Occupational Therapy Assistants

      SOC Career Code: 31-2011.00

      Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $44.20

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $71,656.00
      Annual Job Openings
      555

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Occupational Therapy Aides

      Occupational Therapy Aides

      SOC Career Code: 31-2012.00

      Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $27.09

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $34,028.79
      Annual Job Openings
      118

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Occupational Therapy Aide (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #38096

    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

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC OTA
    Occupational Therapy Aide
    VOC HTH12
    Medical Terminology

    Recommended Elective

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC HTH06
    Health Careers Employability Skills

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220