Due to the virus restrictions on campus access and observation opportunities, the following changes will be made for the OTA Applications for 2020. The postmark deadline for applications will be moved back one week to April 8th, 2020. Please mail in all applications. Feel free to email Dr. Lawrence to verify application arrival. The observation requirement is also being modified at this time. If you are lacking observation hours and are unable to complete them due to the virus restrictions, please submit your application "as is." If you are accepted to the OTA class and lack all or some of your 24 hours, you will be required to complete those prior to the first day of OTA class in August. Feel free to email us with any other concerns.


Malissia Guthrie, OTA Program Director


OTA students experience the thrill of changing the lives of patients while working with professional occupational therapists. Students learn to work with clients ranging from newborns to senior citizens.

The OTA program curriculum is based on adult learning theory and collaborative learning integrating classroom experiences and clinical application. Students are given a foundation of a theoretical understanding of the occupational therapy process. OTA program graduates receive an Associates in Applied Science.

Only Adult students can apply.
Enrollment is limited to 16 students.

A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) offers an "early determination" review to individuals with a felony background who are considering entering an educational program. For further information call 301-990-7979 or visit their website at