Occupational Therapy Assistant
The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program supports the mission of Darton State College in its goal of contributing to the educational, cultural, economic and social advancement of the community. The OTA program also supports the Allied Health Division of Darton State College in its goal of becoming the allied health education center for Southwest Georgia. In doing so, it will provide education to qualified students pursuing an entry-level career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. The OTA program seeks to serve the regional community and beyond with a high standard of excellence.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Darton State College strives to provide students with the knowledge and competencies needed to:
- Pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination
- Practice as a generalist in both current practice settings and emerging practice settings as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
- Adhere to the upmost levels of professionalism and ethical behaviors
- Be actively involved in state and national occupational therapy associations and to become life-long learners
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn an Associate of Science degree and will be academically eligible for certification by examination.
The faculty of this department accepts the responsibility for providing direct or consultive services to the community as well as actively participating in local, state and national professional organizations.
To meet the mission, the program stability and viability will be ensured through a process of continuous quality assessment and improvement. Faculty shall demonstrate the effectiveness of multiple approaches to identifying and resolving problems, as well as demonstrating responsible action toward accommodating and influencing the changing systems of education and health care delivery.
All interventions, educational or service oriented, shall demonstrate high standards combined with personal and professional ethics.