The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Sacramento City College is four semesters and two summers. The load for a regular semester is 7-9 units, not including courses taken outside of program requirements. Classes are held in the evenings and on Saturdays. All clinical fieldwork is held on weekdays during regular business hours. NOTE: all fieldwork must be completed within California; out-of-state placements are no longer an option. Enrollment into the program is through random selection from a pool of applicants who meet minimum qualifications.
For additional information, use the following resources:
- Sacramento City College catalog (use link to right)
- Interested Students page on this site
- Meet with a Sacramento City College counselor
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the certification exam offered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). NBCOT is located at 12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877. They can be contacted by phone at 301-990-7979, and their web address is www.nbcot.org. NOTE: A felony conviction may prevent an individual from sitting for the certification exam. Click here for additional information about this and NBCOT’s Early Determination Review.
After passing the exam, the graduate is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In order to practice, a license is required. The California Board for Occupational Therapy (CBOT) issues licenses to qualified applicants. CBOT is located at 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2050, Sacramento, CA, 95815. They can be contacted by phone at 916-263-2294, and their web address is www.bot.ca.gov. NOTE: Character review questions are required as part of the application process. Click here for additional information about this requirement.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program collects a variety of date to aid in decision-making processes as well as to inform the public about the program. The following provides the most recently available data.
NBCOT Exam Pass Rates
|Year||Number of Program Graduates||Number of First-Time Test Takers||Number of First-Time Test Takers Who Passed the Exam||Percentage of First-Time Test Takers Who Passed the Exam|
Program Completion Rates
|Cohort Entering Spring of||Size of Original Cohort||Students Who Exited the Program Prior to Completion||Completion Delayed Due to Leave of Absence||Completion Delayed Due to Placement of Alternate Track||Total Completing Program||Percentage of Cohort Completion|