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Occupational Therapy Assistant at Mountain View College



The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Mountain View College will give you the skills you need to help people function at work, home and their other environments. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

How to Submit an Application

Now accepting applications for the fall. The application deadline is June 1, 2020. TEAS testing is no longer required. Learn more about the admission process.

Submit your completed application packet by email to both Brenda Davis and Candice Freeman.

Mission Statement

Mountain View College is reaching out to meet the needs of its community by offering convenient healthcare career training opportunities. This is consistent with the college's mission statement, which is "to empower people and transform communities." The OTA program's proposed mission statement is in the context of the institution's mission and goals. It states: "To prepare educated, competent, ethical and professional occupational therapy assistants who provide scientifically-based compassionate care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of diverse individuals within the community". The OTA program supports the general vision, values and mission of Mountain View College by preparing NBCOT-ready graduates who will positively impact the community.

What is Occupational Therapy?

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants as individuals who "help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations)". Unlike other professions, occupational therapy helps people function in all of their environments (e.g., home, work, school, community) and addresses the physical, psychological and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and develop social skills, helping people recovering from an injury to regain function through retraining and/or adaptations and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes."

For more information please contact: 
Brenda Davis
Administrative Assistant for OTA
214.860.3605 • brendadavis@dcccd.edu

Accreditation from ACOTE

Mountain View's OTA program is accreditated by 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.