Occupational Therapy Assistant

Associate in Science


Helping people live independent lives

About Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.S.)

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program prepares students to function as an entry-level certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). Occupational therapy assistants provide support for occupational therapists and help patients learn to live to their fullest potential. The occupational therapy assistant degree (OT degree) combines general education and professional occupational therapist assistant (OTA) concentration courses through lecture, laboratory and clinical education experiences.

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The OTA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. To contact ACOTE (c/o AOTA), call (301) 652-AOTA or visit www.acoteonline.org.
For official program pass rates on the certification exam please visit NBCOT. Upon successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.

At its April 2018 meeting, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) granted the FSCJ Occupational Therapy Assistant Program a Status of Accreditation for a period of ten years. ACOTE is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACOTE is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). ACOTE currently accredits over 407 occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs in the United States and its territories.
The program is scheduled to complete an Interim Report in 2022 and the next onsite evaluation will take place by 2027/28. 

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.


Transcripts must be received from both high school/GED and any postsecondary education. They must be official and sealed directly from the awarding institution. 

Transcripts may be delivered electronically by email or by mail to:
FSCJ Admissions Office
P.O. Box 40515
Jacksonville, FL 32203-0515

Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Graduation Rates

The total number of graduates from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the three-year period from 2018-2020 was 72, with an overall graduation rate of 69%.

Admission Year

Graduation Year

# of Admissions

# of Graduates

Graduation Rate











2019 2020* 24 9






*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students from the Class of 2020 Cohort were delayed in fieldwork placement. Therefore, the remaining 9 students graduated in the Spring of 2021. For the cohort admitted in 2019, 18/24 students graduated by Spring of 2021.

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.


This academic program prepares you for the following careers.

Resources and Documents

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Fact Sheet
Academic Degree Plan


QLess Connect

Program Information

Limited access 

Program Code:  2355

Next Start Term



May 15

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees: Approximately $8,760*
 Financial aid is available, if qualified.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Plans

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 713-4545

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule