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Mountain View College has received accreditation for its Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®).

The curriculum is designed to meet the standards of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).  ACOTE can be contacted at: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD, 20814-3449, Phone: (301) 652-2682 (AOTA). The website for ACOTE is www.acoteonline.org.

Occupational therapy helps people of all ages participate in activities they want to do through the therapeutic use of everyday tasks. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of occupational therapy assistants and aides is projected to grow 31 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. The accreditation process is designed to facilitate development and substantial support provided to the program during the process. You may contact the OTA program director as well as the AOTA Accreditation Department at www.acoteonline.org should you have any questions.