Program Outcomes (OTA)
At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Establish therapeutic relationships with clients, families and caregivers that are representative of an understanding of their self and their impact on the therapeutic process.
- 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.
- Demonstrate respect and professionalism in all patient interactions despite the differences in culture, beliefs about health and wellness, and lifestyle choices.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors with clients, families, and other healthcare personnel, including communication skills, good work habits and sound judgment.
- 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