Ameritech College of Healthcare prepares graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become competent professionals in their chosen field of study.
I’ve been in the healthcare industry for several years now, but I’ve always strived to be on more of the caregiver/practitioner side. I wanted more say in what I’m doing day-to-day and wanted to provide more help for the patients I want to work with. My neighbor is an OT and I ran into her one day and she was telling about her day and it sounded really fascinating. She was helping people and it sounded really interesting and sparked my interest.
Being a CNA, you get kind of burned out. A lot of times, you’re just rushing and doing ADLs. You’re not getting to teach patients or spend a lot of time with them. As an OTA, you get to teach clients how to dress themselves—it’s just not ‘hurry up’ and you do it for them. And then, you get the one-on-one time that I really like. You’re only working with one person at a time vs. at the hospital where I’d get assigned seven patients at a time and you didn’t get to know your clients. As an OTA, I’m not just feeling like I’m doing busy work—I get more personal time with patients.
Our Occupational Therapy Assistant teachers are highly experienced and specialized working professionals, ready to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the OTA field.
|Total Semester Credits||15|
|BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology||6|
|ENG 220 English Composition and Professional Writing||3|
|OTA 100 Intro to Occupational Therapy||3|
|TRM 102 Medical Terminology||1|
|OTA 110 The OTA Professional||2|
|Total Semester Credits||12|
|OTA 120 Occupations of Childhood and Adolescence||4|
|OTA 130 OTA Skills I||2|
|OTA 140 Kinesiology and Functional Movement||3|
|PSY 212 Principles of Human Psychology||3|
|Total Semester Credits||13|
|OTA 150 Occupations of Adulthood||4|
|OTA 170 OTA Skills II||2|
|OTA 180 Neuro and Functional Cognition||2|
|MAT 105 College Math||2|
|OTA 190 Psychosocial Aspects of Occupation||3|
|Total Semester Credits||12|
|OTA 200 Occupations of Later Adulthood||4|
|OTA 230 OTA Skills III||2|
|OTA 250 Professional Topics for the OTA||3|
|SOC 212 The Study of Society||3|
|Total Semester Credits||14|
|OTA 270 Fieldwork II-A||6|
|OTA 280 Fieldwork II-B||6|
|OTA 290 NBCOT Review||2|
It’s everything that I expected and more. It’s amazing. The people who work there are really concerned with the students and want to make sure they’re taken care of. They are really wanting to make sure you succeed in this program. They’re great- I would obviously give them an A+.
The average Occupational Therapy program cost is $34,980 for tuition and fees. You’ll invest 20 months in the program and then be back in the workplace quickly enjoying a rewarding career with a lucrative salary. Top-earners in the field bring home over $80,000 a year, with a median annual wage of $53,310 a year.
We’re committed to making college accessible and affordable. That’s why we offer a variety of financial aid options for those who qualify. Contact our Financial Aid department for more information.