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Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to train occupational therapy assistant generalists, who come from diverse backgrounds and experience, to successfully become competent entry-level practitioners and meet the needs of their community, using occupation to promote health and participation in daily life.

• We seek to maximize student success (opportunity, mastery of skills, and satisfaction) through excellent, innovative learning practices and up-to-date technologies and evidence.
• We provide both academic and clinical experiences to provide a strong professional foundation.
• We strive to develop effective, responsible, and contributing practitioners who can continue life-long learning.

About Us:

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program has been active since 1994 at Daytona State College. At that time, a group of local OT practitioners determined that there was a need for OT Assistants in the area and participated in the development of the program. We contribute to the OT workforce in Volusia and Flagler County, as well as several surrounding counties.

We offer an Associate of Science degree after completion of a 22-month, 74 credit-hour program. Our program is a limited access program, with specific admission criteria. For additional information about our program, please see the attached links.

We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and our accreditation is current through 2021. It is located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929.The phone number for ACOTE is 301-652-6611 and the WEB address is

Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Graduates from our program are eligible to take the national certification exam through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Information about our graduates' certification exam pass rates, along with those of other schools in the state, are available at  For results of our graduates on the exam, please see and OTA Graduate Statistics


Estimated cost of the OTA program over 2 years

Item Cost            Notes
Tuition $5,862 74 credits @ $79.22
DSC Fees $1,714 74 credits @ $23.16
Books and Supplies $1,000  
OTA Lab Fees $200  
FDLE/FBI Background and Drug Screen $180 $90 x 2 checks during the program
OTA Licensure Fees $700 Required to practice after graduation
Totals $9,656


Helpful Information:

OTA Information Sessions: Information sessions post-poned until the Covid-19 crisis has passed. Please stay tuned for more information.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Guide

OTA Information Packet

OTA Fieldwork Page

School of Health Careers Application

Rev 2/2021

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Last updated: 2021-02-08T11:55:03.834Z