About Our Program : What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is a health profession that assists individuals who face challenges related to physical injury, illness, developmental, psychosocial, or aging-related issues. The therapy helps people to regain the necessary functions to carry out daily work, self-care, and leisure activities related to their roles. Occupational Therapy Assistants work under the guidance of Registered Occupational Therapists, and practitioners work in various settings, such as schools, hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing facilities, mental health institutions, and return to work programs, catering to people from birth to old age.
Why Choose Our Program?
Two program tracks are offered including a traditional full time track and a Hybrid Program track which is the only hybrid program offered in the state of Washington.
Two program tracks are offered including a Traditional full time track and a Hybrid Program track which is the only hybrid program offered in the state of Washington.
- Strong curriculum integration in each course with a focus on current community practice
- Faculty considered experts in the field with community practice and partnerships, leading to high employment rates
- 1:1 in-depth advising and excellent relationships with community partners further increase student success.
- Exceptionally strong student organization with 100% AOTA membership
Choosing the Program That Fits You
- Designed for students who need more flexibility in the day hours
- Courses are offered throughout the week with occasional Saturday intensive labs or community service work. Ideally students come to campus 2-3 times per week in the evening dependent on scheduling of courses and how instruction is delivered.
- Courses offered on-line and in face-to-face format
- Students must be self-directed, computer literate, and have ready access to computer technology to use on-line course delivery method
- Level I fieldwork required involving day-time clinic observations
- Program demands align with part time employment
- Nine (9) quarters in length
- Program is developmental in design where students must finish foundational classes in program before entering application academic practice classes
- Program Start: Spring quarter, odd years
Applicants apply approximately late December through Mid January
Courses throughout the summer
Face to face course times vary but can start as early as 4:00pm.
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- Designed for students who are free to attend full-time day classes Monday through Friday, with some early evening courses. An occasional Saturday may be expected to allow for community service work.
- For those who desire a structured program in a traditional classroom lecture/lab format
- Seven (7) quarters in length; quarters 6 and 7 consisting of full-time internship/fieldwork
- Full time employment is not recommended
- Program is developmental in design where students must finish foundational classes in program before entering application practice classes
- Program Start: Fall quarter
Applicants apply approximately between April-May of the year entering
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Some of our lectures are pre-recorded and students are expected to listen to lectures prior to their scheduled course meeting time. Please visit here for Basic Technology Requirements.
There are required pre-requisites and co-requisites that an applicant must take. Effective 2023, All applicants applying in 2023 will need all pre-requisites by the time of turning in the application and co-requisites completed before start of the program. If you have not done this please contact the program director email@example.com. You can access more information at .
YES, COVID-19 Vaccine: Required to participate in the program and clinical placements. Must be either the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna series or the Johnson and Johnson one dose. Currently, clinical partners also require at least one booster to participate in clinical rotations. At this time, our clinical partner s DO NOT accept exceptions of any kind for the COVID 19 vaccine requirements. In addition, other vaccination requirements go to .
The total number of graduates from Green River College Occupational Therapy Assistant program during the 3-year period (2019-2022) was 53 with an overall graduation rate of 84%
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*Decrease in students due to multiple reasons, most recently due to COVID. Performance of GRC graduates on the NBCOT certification exam can be found at NBCOT
Information sessions for Green River's Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program.
Applicants must complete required pre-requisites and co-requisites before starting the program, effective starting application cycle 2023. If you have not done this please contact the program director firstname.lastname@example.org. You can access more information at Pre-Requisites and Co-Requisites
Students are expected to have basic technology requirements to access pre-recorded lectures. Please visit here for Basic Technology Requirements
COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate in the program and clinical placements, Must be either the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna series or the Johnson and Johnson one dose. Currently, clinical partners also require at least one booster to participate in clinical rotations. At this time, our clinical partner s DO NOT accept exceptions of any kind for the COVID 19 vaccine requirements. In addition, other vaccination requirements go to Program and Fieldwork Immunization and Vaccination Requirements
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Contact & Location
For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us at:
- OTA Advising & Admissions
- Melissa Porras-Monroe, MA, OTR/L
How to submit your application
- Accepting applications to enter Fall 2023 between April 15-June 1. Download the 2023 OTA Application here to your computer and fill out. Once completed please submit your application by going to GRC Secure Document Upload
- How to Submit Your Application
- Essential Functions for the Student
- Job Shadowing Form
- OTA Student Handbook
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). They are located at:
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929