Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Graduate Performance Information
NBCOT Certification Examination Performance
For information pertaining to the most recent (2013) performance of NSCC OTA graduates on the national certification examination, please access this direct link
When NBCOT completes its report for 2014, data will be available and accessed through the above link.
Previous NBCOT Data
2010 - 2012: For the 3-year calendar time frame (January - December 2010, 2011, and 2012) a total of 90 students graduated from NSCC's OTA Program. Ninety (90) NSCC graduates took the certification exam as first-time test takers during this period of time with 74/90 passing the certification exam on their first attempt (82% pass rate for first time test takers). During this same time frame, 15 graduates passed the exam as repeat test takers.
2011 - 2014 Graduation Data
2011: A total of 29 OTA Graduates - 85% graduation rate [students completing the program]
2012: A total of 34 OTA Graduates - 97% graduation rate [students completing program]
2013: A total of 31 OTA Graduates - 91% graduation rate [students completing the program]
2014: A total of 39 OTA graduates - 93% graduation rate [students completing the program]
NOTE - 2014 data includes 3 graduation dates (Jan, May and November) and previous years' data includes only 2 graduation dates (Jan and May). NSCC changed January graduation date for accelerated cohort of students to November to occur immediately after program completion in October [rather than official graduation date being Januray of the following year]. In 2015, we will once again have 2 graduation dates (May and November)
Further information about certification exam performance, employment rates and clinical performance of graduates as evaluated by employers is available upon request by contacting Maureen Nardella, Department Chair, OTA Program at (978) 762-4176 or email@example.com