Occupational Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the OTA Guide, the complete occupational therapy assistant resource. Here you will find all the info you need to complete your occupational therapy education and get licensed as an OTA in your state. Get started with our free state by state OTA resources on: OTA Schools, OTA Licensing,OTA salary data.
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OTA Schools in California (CA)

California offers 6 ACOTE accredited OTA schools. Once an OTA program is completed you are eligible to take your Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant Exam (COTA) and apply for your state license. Below is a list of OTA Schools in California, click the OTA school name to learn more about their OTA program.

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Accredited OTA Schools in California

Accredited OTA Programs in CaliforniaNext Visitation Date
American Career College-Orange County Campus
Anaheim, CA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2016
CBD College
Los Angeles, CA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2016
Grossmont College
El Cajon, CA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2016
Sacramento City College
Sacramento, CA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2020
Santa Ana College
Santa Ana, CA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2016
Stanbridge College
Irvine, CA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2018

What to Consider in OTA Schools in California

There are a few of considerations when selecting Occupational therapy assistant programs. Here’s a short list of a few of the most important factors to keep in mind as you search for your Occupational therapist assistant school:

  • OTA School size
  • Pass rates of the COTA exam
  • Classroom and lab-room facilities
  • Program costs and potential opportunities for financial aid
  • Program admittance criteria

As you take these Occupational therapy assistant school factors into consideration, it can be helpful to talk with present-day college students as well as recent graduates of the OTA schools of curiosity. Also, interviewing employers who have actually hired these graduates may provide you additional insight to each programs strengths & weaknesses.

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1) Click on any schools below to learn more about their programs
2) Under “Program of Interest” choose “Occupational Therapy Assistant” or another degree of interest