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Associate Degree

 

Locations Offered

    Contact Us

    Sunny Anderson
    Sunny.Anderson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-279-6094

    Office Location

    2917 W. Fort George Wright Dr.
    Magnuson Bldg., room 357

     

    About

    If you want to work with people in the health and rehabilitation profession, think about a career as an occupational therapy assistant.

    In the simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

    • An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person's goals
    • Customized intervention to improve the person's ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals
    • An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan

    Federal/State Curriculum Requirements:

    ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs satisfy the states’ educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Students graduating from an ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the AOTA State Licensure webpage.

    Contact the Allied Health Sciences Department Secretary

    Cynthia Cobbs
    509-279-6073
    Cynthia.Cobbs@sfcc.spokane.edu

    For questions regarding transferability of previous college credits, please contact

    Laura Woods
    509-533-3530
    Laura.Woods@sfcc.spokane.edu