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 Pennsylvania, PA

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Pennsylvania offers 12 occupational therapist assistant schools with ACOTE accredited OTA programs. In order to sit for the NBCOT’s COTA Exam and obtain your state OTA license you will need to graduate from an accredited ota program. Below is a table of all 12 OTA schools in Pennsylvania, click on each one to learn more details and find contact info.

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Accredited OTA Schools in Pennsylvania

Accredited OTA Programs in Pennsylvania Next Visitation Date
Brightwood Career Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2023
Central Penn College
Summerdale, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2019
Community College of Allegheny County – Boyce Campus
Monroeville, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2024
Harcum College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2018
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2017
Mercyhurst University, McCauley College of Associate Degree Studies
North East, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2023
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2022
Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus
Reading, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2024
Pennsylvania State University, DuBois Campus
DuBois, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2024
Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto Campus
Mont Alto, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2024
Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Campus
Sharon, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2021
Philadelphia University
Trevose, PA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2019

Researching OTA Schools in Pennsylvania

It can be daunting researching and comparing occupational therapy schools, so having a list of the most important criteria for each OTA program is essential. Here are the most important things to consider for OTA school:

  • College, Campus, and OTA Program size
  • Passing-rates for college, OTA program, and COTA Exam
  • Quality of program resources, buildings, classrooms, and campus
  • Complete information on financial aid and program expenses
  • Specifica admissions criteria

For each school you research, ask the admissions office which local businesses hire their graduates. This will give you businesses to reach out to so you can speak to employers and alumni that are familiar with the OTA program, this will be your best source of feedback on any OTA school.

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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