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 Virginia, VA

Virginia currently provides 7 occupational therapist assistant programs that are located at ACOTE accredited OTA schools. In order to get your state OTA license to work, you will need to graduate and pass the COTA Exam put on by the NBCOT. Below is a table of all of the OTA schools in Virginia, click on them for more details and OTA program contact info.

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Accredited OTA Schools in Virginia

Accredited OTA Programs in VirginiaNext Visitation Date
Eastern Virginia Career College
Fredericksburg, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2022
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Roanoke, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2023
Northern Virgina Community College
Springfield, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2022
Southwest Virginia Community College
Richlands, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2020
Southwest Virginia Community College at Virginia Highlands Community College
Abingdon, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2020
Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus
Virginia Beach, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Fall 2023
Virginia College – Richmond
Richmond, VA
Status: Accreditation
Next Visit: Spring 2022

Comparing OTA Schools in Virginia

While researching potential occupational therapy assistant schools, you will want to compare some specific things amongst each program. Collect the following details about each OTA program when researching so that you can compare and make the best decision:

  • How big the college, student body, campus, and OTA program are
  • The percentage of students that graduate, % of OTA students that complete the OTA Program, and the passing rate for the COTA exam
  • What is offered in terms of campus and facilities, the faculty to student ratio, and quality of faculty
  • Complete information on all expenses and financial aid
  • Specific admissions criteria for the OTA program

You will want to talk to admissions officers, current students, and the OTA program director to get insights into the programs you research. Ask them who hires there graduate as well so that you can reach out to employers and alumni to ask them about their experience as well.

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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