Program Outcomes (OTA)

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Location Downtown Campus

Hours Mon-Fri, 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Apply practice models, knowledge and skills through the use of clinical reasoning and thinking to a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, client homes, long term care facilities, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, school systems, and mental health centers.
  2. Describe the role of the occupational therapy assistant and the occupational therapist, the differences in the scope of practice, and the supervision guidelines, both legal and professional.
  3. Provide skilled treatment that is reflective of evidenced-based practice through the ability to locate current research information, evaluate and apply the information to the populations they serve.
  4. Establish therapeutic relationships with clients, families and caregivers that are representative of an understanding of their self and their impact on the therapeutic process.
  5. Provide occupation-based/medically-based centered care that is reflective both of the environment the client is in, and also of the individuality and unique roles of that client.
  6. Demonstrate respect and professionalism in all patient interactions despite the differences in culture, beliefs about health and wellness, and lifestyle choices.
  7. Demonstrate professional behaviors with clients, families, and other healthcare personnel, including communication skills, good work habits and sound judgment.
  8. Demonstrate skill, knowledge and attitudes to successfully pass the national certification examination for occupational therapy assistants and to gain employment and cope successfully with ever-changing workforce requirements.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College.

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking