Help others live life to its fullest as an Occupational Therapy Assistant

NSCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program provides active classroom instruction and extensive field experience in the technical theory and practice of occupational therapy with individuals and populations across the life span within various service delivery models. Coursework offers students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills for employment as an entry-level occupational therapy assistant in a variety of institutional and community-based settings. Job opportunities are available in rehabilitation facilities, general hospitals, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, public school systems, and various community programs servicing those with or at risk for health related problems and dysfunction.            

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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 978-762-4160.

Program Requirements

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NBCOT Certification Examination Performance

For information pertaining to the most recent performance results of NSCC OTA graduates on the national certification examination please visit this secure NBCOT link.

Graduation Rate 

2016 - 2018 Graduation Data

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2018 28/26 93%
2017 33/29 88%
2016 32/28 88%
TOTAL 93/83 89%

Additional Information

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
Phone: 978-762-4176


North Shore Community College's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD, 20814-3449

Phone: 301-652-2682


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