Occupational therapy assistants (OTA) work with individuals across the lifespan, whose ability to participate in everyday activities is complicated by developmental disability, physical and/or emotional illness, injury or aging.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Madison College will train you to work with occupational therapists in helping individuals improve functionality, quality of life and independence.
Please note that after acceptance to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, you will be required to complete a background check and provide documentation of current required immunizations and current Healthcare Provider CPR certification. Further information about these requirements will be shared at program orientation.
Madison College students report 100 percent satisfaction with our two-year Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program.
- "The OTA classes are very relevant and instructors are very experienced."
- "We get practical information and see the full scope of OT."
- "This program is flexible, practical, and gets you where you want to go."
- "We see OT in practice in a wide variety of settings from pediatric to geriatric."
- "The Health Education Center at the Truax campus is beautiful and state-of- the-art."
Wisconsin law requires background checks for persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care. This law applies to students in many School of Health Education programs. Please review the Caregiver Background Check information on the School of Health Education Forms and Policies.
Students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program can attend full or part time.
Courses are offered Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Occupational Therapy Assistant classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
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All courses for this program are offered in person. Most courses also have online requirements.