The Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology prepares students to be occupational therapy assistants who work under the direction of an occupational therapist to provide rehabilitative services to persons with mental, physical, emotional or developmental disabilities.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapy assistants administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Fully Offered At:

  • Ashtabula Campus
  • East Liverpool Campus


The A.A.S. degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professional behaviors when interacting with clients, peers and other professionals when providing occupational therapy services.
  2. Demonstrate clinical reasoning by integrating clinical experiences with evidence-based practice and personal experience to provide best-practice occupational therapy services.
  3. Demonstrate support for the client's desired occupational roles and participation in occupations through a creative, holistic approach.
  4. Collaborate with inter-professional team members to provide distinct valued services to each client based on individual needs.
  5. Demonstrate support for at-risk individuals, groups and populations who are in the community to identify resources and opportunities for improving engagement in occupations.