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 Illinois, IL

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Illinois is home to 8 ACOTE accredited OTA schools. In order to obtain your state OTA license, required for employment, you must first graduate from an accredited OTA program and pass the COTA exam put on by the NBCOT. A list of the 8 accredited OTA Schools in Illinois for comparison are below in our table, click the school names to learn more about each OTA Program.

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Accredited OTA Schools in Illinois

Accredited OTA Programs in Illinois Next Visitation Date
Illinois Central College
Peoria, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
Lewis & Clark Community College
Godfrey, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2022
Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2020
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
Parkland College
Champaign, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2022
South Suburban College of Cook County
South Holland, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2022
Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market
Herrin, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2020
Wright College
Chicago, IL
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2018

Selecting OTA Schools in Illinois

Whil researching Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools and Programs, make sure to keep the following important info in mind:

  • Size of OTA Program (# of students)
  • Classroom and COTA exam passing rates
  • Quality of facilities (campus, class and lab rooms)
  • Financial Aid offered and complete breakdown of expenses
  • Criteries for admissions into the program

Reaching out to alumni from each program and asking for feedback is a great way to gather valuable insight about each OTA school. You can also reach out to local clinics that hire graduates and ask them for feedback on the program and OTs/OTAs that they have hired.

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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