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 Mississippi, MS

Mississippi currently offers 3 OTA programs that are from ACOTE accredited OTA schools. To get your OTA license you’ll need to graduate from an accredited OTA program and pass the COTA Exam by the NBCOT. Below is a table of all of the OTA schools in Mississippi, click on each school name for more details and contact information to each program director:

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Accredited OTA Schools in Mississippi

Accredited OTA Programs in MississippiNext Visitation Date
Holmes Community College, Ridgeland Campus
Ridgeland, MS
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2025
Itawamba Community College, Tupelo Campus
Tupelo, MS
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2023
Pearl River Community College
Hattiesburg, MS
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2026

Selecting OTA Schools in Mississippi

It is wise to research and compare a few OTA schools. The following are important criteria to consider when comparing occupational therapy assistant programs:

  • Size of the school and program
  • Passing-rates for the COTA Exam, Graduation Rates, and Employment Rates
  • School Campus, Facilities, and Program Resources
  • Complete breakdown of expenses and financial aid offered
  • Admissions criteria for the OTA program

Try asking the admissions officer to connect you with a local health clinic that works with their students through clinical trials and hiring graduates. If you can speak to some alumni and local OTs/OTAs that know the school then you can gain some great insights into the OTA program.

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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