OTA Program Mission
The mission of the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program is to prepare students for entry-level work in the
field of occupational therapy and to enhance the professional’s skills to meet the ever-changing community needs.
OTA Program Vision
The Fox Valley Technical College Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program
will be recognized as the gold standard for occupational therapy assistant
education that exemplifies a student-centered philosophy of interactive learning.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program strives to
promote cutting edge learning experiences and state-of-the-art programming which reflects ethical,
progressive and diverse approaches in a variety of practice arenas.
Occupational therapy empowers life-long learning to meet the ever-changing
needs of the OT community. The OT community values: community collaboration,
exemplary student and alumni and faculty commitment.
Accreditation and Awards
The Occupational Therapy 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. AOTA's phone
number is 301-652-2682 and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org
Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Students who have been convicted of a felony may not be able to sit for the national certification exam. For further information on this, prospective students should contact NBCOT (see contact information below).
FVTC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission
and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
FVTC maintains its accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission
through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) process. FVTC
has been NCA-accredited since 1970.
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT)
is the nationally accredited certification board for occupational
therapy assistants and occupational therapists in the US. After
graduation from an accredited OTA program such as FVTC, the next step
is to take the national exam to attain the COTA certification
credentials. The passing rate for the last 3 years is as follows:
|Year||Number of Program Graduates||Number of First-time Test Takers||Number of Graduates Who Passed the Exam||Percentage of First-time Test Takers Who Passed the Exam|
| 2011|| 42|| 23|| 17|| 74%|
| 2012|| 37|| 34|| 28|| 82%|
| 2013|| 29|| 33|| 28 || 85%|
| Total 3-year|| |
| 90||73|| 80.3%|
Please visit the NBCOT site for current results of Accredited Occupational Therapy Programs and their program performance on the NBCOT Certification Examination.
Results can be found using this link: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
800 S. Frederick Avenue, Ste. 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150