Occupational Therapy Assistant

Notice: The McLennan Community College Occupational Therapy Program is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 class. Applicants will not be required to complete observation hours for this cycle only. All other admission criteria must be met in order to be considered for admission. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information session and to meet with an advisor. 

The application deadline is July 15, 2021 to begin the OTA program in Fall 2021.

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The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at McLennan Community College is a two-year associate degree program that prepares graduates to become licensed occupational therapy assistants.

Occupational therapy helps people of all ages participate in the everyday activities (occupations) that they want and need to do. Occupational therapy addresses activities in all environments (e.g., home, work, school, community), as well as the physical, psychological and cognitive aspects of an individual’s well-being through participation in occupations.

McLennan's OTA program begins each year in the spring. The curriculum provides theory, lab practice and clinical experience to prepare students to perform quality patient care. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

OTA program graduates * are eligible to become licensed occupational therapy assistants by successfully passing the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). The state of Texas also requires the OTA to be licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.

*Accreditation: The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-6611 and Web address is

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In support of the McLennan Community College mission statement, the OTA program joins McLennan in the endeavor to "engage and strengthen the community" by educating and training competent entry-level occupational therapy assistants who will provide top quality therapy services to diverse populations in various types of health care settings. The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is dedicated to providing a high-quality, dynamic, educational curriculum to prepare highly competent occupational therapy assistants who are skilled at meeting the needs of consumers from diverse backgrounds and rapidly changing service delivery systems.

For More Information

Please call 254-299-8525 or email for more information. 


For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Title IX

Concerns dealing with TITLE IX and other non-specified Civil Rights Issues contact:

Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator
Chief of Staff for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Title IX
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
FAX: 254-299-8654 or

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