Platt College Anaheim is accepting applications for its new Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) associate degree program. The college’s first cohort will begin on June 30, 2020.

The 20-month program will prepare students to work in collaboration with and under the supervision of an occupational therapist to enable clients of all ages to live fuller lives by helping them promote better health and preventing (or living better with) injury, illness or disability. The Occupational Therapy Assistant supports patient assessments, implements intervention plans, and documents care; and may work in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, public schools, early intervention programs, hospice, home healthcare, and private practice clinics, Platt College notes in a media release.

Additional certifications will also be offered to OTA students (at no additional cost) in such specialties as: 

  • Autism Certification
  • Ergonomics Assessment Specialist Certification

“Given our rapidly aging population, increased longevity, the changing world of work, and a renewed focus on quality-of-life issues, it’s no wonder that Occupational Therapy Assistants are in demand,” Brad Janis, president, Platt College Anaheim, states in the release.

Platt College Anaheim’s OTA program graduates will be required to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination. All states require licensure in order to practice, with state licensure typically based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.

The number of students admitted to each cohort is limited. For more information, per the release, contact Andy Gulati, director of admissions at or phone (714) 333-9606.

[Source(s): Platt College, PR Newswire]