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Occupational therapy assistants treat patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities, helping them re-learn actions required for daily living and documenting treatment progress. Using a plan of activities they develop in collaboration with occupational therapists, they teach patients how to do exercises and use devices that make everyday activities easier to do. 

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degree from Baker College

Occupational Therapy AssistantAssociate of Applied Science

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Occupational therapy assistants treat patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities, helping them re-learn actions required for daily living and documenting treatment progress. Using a plan of activities they develop in collaboration with occupational therapists, they teach patients how to do exercises and use devices that make everyday activities easier to do. 

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$48,940

Median salary for Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

41%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$75,400

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Overview

In Baker’s Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree program, you gain the skills you need to begin your career. Through classwork combined with hands-on clinical practice, you learn all the fundamentals and develop the techniques needed to help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills necessary for daily living and working. 

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). 

Enrollment is limited for this program.

Course Information
Occupational Therapy Assistant Major Requirements87 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HSC 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with a variety of perspectives about existing healthcare systems. A particular emphasis on the complexity of the American healthcare system will be made. Comparisons with other health care delivery models and national trends will be discussed. Current events are incorporated throughout this course.

Introduction to Healthcare4
HSC 112
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1 Quarter Hours

Introduces medical documentation for rehabilitation professionals. Offered early in the OTA and PTA programs.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Clinical Documentation1
HSC 151
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to health informatics, with primary focus on the function of electronic health records (EHR) systems in health care delivery. Emphasis will be directed toward interdisciplinary use of an EHR to enhance quality and safety in patient care. Students will learn to use EHR software, access a patient account, create a patient file, and to enter and retrieve data. Compliance with HIPAA and confidentiality will be introduced.

Introduction to Electronic Health Records2
HSC 211
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2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on human development in the gross, fine, cognitive, and psychological domains from birth to death. Emphasis is placed on gross motor and psychological development.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in HSC 281.
Lifespan Development2
HSC 281
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2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the neuroanatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems as it relates to normal motor control and sensory integration. The neurological foundations of therapeutic exercise principles are introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the BRS or OTA program.
Neurological Foundations of Motor Control2
HSC 285
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3 Quarter Hours

Focuses on an advanced investigation of specific orthopedic, neurological, rheumatological, and medical conditions.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in SCI 211, acceptance in the BRS, OTA, or PTA program.
Clinical Pathology3
MED 103
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the fundamentals of word analysis by body system and emphasizes the spelling, pronunciation, and definitions of medical terms.

Medical Terminology4
OTA 111
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the foundations, history, philosophy, and development of occupational therapy. The scope of occupational therapy practice and organizations will be defined. Delineation between the roles and functions of the registered occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant will be emphasized. Initial observation experiences in at least two different occupational therapy settings are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in HSC 111.
Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assisting2
OTA 120
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3 Quarter Hours

Introduces OTA students to therapeutic activity and various forms of media utilized in occupational therapy treatment settings. Students develop and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify, analyze, and adapt purposeful activities in the areas of self-care, work, and leisure. Extensive activity analysis and application to various patient care areas are emphasized. 20 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the BRS or OTA program.
Elements of Therapeutic Media3
OTA 141A
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3 Quarter Hours

Focuses on fundamental practice issues in occupational therapy, including standards of practice, COTA supervision, the therapeutic intervention process, medical documentation, team interaction, and management of therapy service. Professional ethics, legal aspects, insurance reimbursement, and quality assurance are introduced. 20 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the BRS or OTA program.
Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy Assistant Practice3
OTA 171A
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1 Quarter Hours

Provides clinical observation of client services in various community and clinical settings. Observation skills, individual and group interaction, and documentation are emphasized and integrated into the occupational therapy process with concurrent OTA coursework. 40 hours of clinical are required.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the BRS or OTA program, Student background check or Fingerprinting.
OTA Level I Fieldwork A1
OTA 172A
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1 Quarter Hours

Provides clinical observation of client services in the area of physical dysfunction. Observation skills, treatment implementation, and documentation are emphasized and integrated into the occupational therapy process with concurrent OTA coursework. 40 hours of clinical are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OTA 211B.
OTA Level I Fieldwork B1
OTA 201B
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2 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes occupational therapy therapeutic skills and techniques such as patient observation, interview skills, group dynamics, process, and interaction skills/techniques. Students will participate in the selection, analysis and implementation of therapeutic activities for daily living and leisure/play tasks specific to the mental health setting. Content encompasses the role of group dynamics and process applications in mental health occupational therapy intervention.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the BRS or OTA program.
OTA Clinical Techniques in Mental Health2
OTA 202B
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2 Quarter Hours

Provides OTA students with an opportunity to study, integrate, apply, and practice therapeutic skills and activities utilized in the area of physical dysfunction throughout the lifespan.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OTA 201B.
OTA Clinical Techniques in Physical Dysfunction2
OTA 211B
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces OTA students to the role of occupational therapy in the mental health setting and discusses mental disorders commonly seen in occupational therapy. Provides the foundation for instruction in the therapeutic use of activities and treatment from acute to chronic care. The scope of the lecture primarily deals with adolescence through adult; however a section on childhood psychiatric disorders will be included.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the BRS or OTA program.
OTA Principles and Applications in Mental Health4
OTA 221A
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the role of occupational therapy in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment intervention for physical dysfunction. The scope of the course ranges from acute care through long-term rehabilitation, with a primary emphasis from adolescence through adulthood. Therapeutic skills and techniques for program planning and implementation are heavily incorporated into the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OTA 211B.
OTA Principles and Applications in Physical Dysfunction4
OTA 231C
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3 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the implementation of occupational therapy in the developmental disability setting with a primary emphasis on ages birth through 26 years. Students will review the following aspects of childhood developmental disabilities: etiology, symptomatology, prognosis, and deviations from normal development. This course discusses the basic objectives of occupational therapy treatment procedures, medical, and safety precautions. A section of this course focuses on the developmentally disabled adult as well.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in HSC 211.
OTA Principles and Applications in Pediatrics3
OTA 251
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores the role of occupational therapy and introduces the occupational therapy assistant to the specialty areas of orthopedics, industrial rehabilitation, pain management, and aquatics. Observation and beginning level skills, strategies, applications, and goal planning will be emphasized. 15 hours of lecture and 10 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in HSC 211.
OT in Specialty Areas2
OTA 252
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3 Quarter Hours

Explores the psychosocial and physical aspects of aging and the role of occupational therapy with the older adult. Treatment planning, application, and preventative strategies are explored in the performance areas of activities of daily living, leisure, and work.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in HSC 211.
Geriatric Patient Care3
OTA 261
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1 Quarter Hours

Provides OTA students with the preparation for the Level II Fieldwork experience. The areas reviewed are: ethical and professional behavior, liability, communication skills, reinforcement of academic knowledge, and treatment selection/application. This course provides OTA students with case study applications, in-servicing, and clinical preparation. Bloodborne pathogen training is required as part of the course content.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OTA 171A.
OTA Professional Preparation1
OTA 262
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1 Quarter Hours

Provides a seminar-style format for this course offered between Level II Fieldwork experiences. Students will present a comprehensive case study at the completion of this course allowing further integration of Level II clinical education.

OTA Fieldwork Integration1
OTA 271B
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides an unpaid affiliation in the clinical setting, performing the delivery of occupational therapy services under the supervision of an occupational therapy practitioner. Students must complete a minimum of 320 hours (or the equivalent of eight weeks, full-time) for this Level II Fieldwork. The clinical site will assess clinical competency including clinical decision-making skills and professionalism.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OTA 261.
OTA Level II Fieldwork A6
OTA 272B
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides an unpaid affiliation in the clinical setting, performing the delivery of occupational therapy services under the supervision of an occupational therapy practitioner. Students must complete a minimum of 320 hours (or the equivalent of eight weeks, full-time) for this Level II Fieldwork. The clinical site will assess clinical competency including decision-making skills and professionalism.

OTA Level II Fieldwork B6
OTA 291
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1 Quarter Hours

Provides the OTA student with a comprehensive review in preparation for the National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination. This review will include all domain areas of the examination. Students will be required to satisfactorily complete a mock certification examination. This is a capstone course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in OTA 221A.
OTA Board Review1
PSY 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the symptomatology, diagnosis, and causes of various forms of psychopathology. Topics include current theory and research; ethical and social issues; and historical and current approaches to treatment of mental illness.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Abnormal Psychology4
SCI 101C
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5 Quarter Hours

Deals with the fundamental study of the body with a view toward the structure and function of body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. Laboratory work may include the use of the microscope, experiments/demonstrations in physiologic principles, and the dissection of animal parts. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Anatomy and Physiology I5
SCI 102C
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5 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the structure and function of the various body systems. Laboratory work will include the dissection of mammal organs. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 101C.
Anatomy and Physiology II5
SCI 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines general disease mechanisms with an emphasis on the disease processes within each body system.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 102C.
Pathophysiology4
SCI 271A
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5 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes advanced human anatomy and physiology as well as the study of movement biomechanics and basic physics principles. Angiology, arthrology, osteology, and myology are explored by anatomical region. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 102C.
Clinical Kinesiology5
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
General Education Requirements26 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ELECT 120A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Communication Electives (Associate Degree)

Communication Elective4
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
INF 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
MTH 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational functions.

Prerequisite(s):
or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
PSY 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 113

Program Description

The occupational therapy assistant is a skilled health care practitioner who works under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist in the planning and treatment implementation of individuals affected by physical, emotional, and developmental disabilities.

Accreditation Status: The Baker College of Owosso is currently seeking accreditation. The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Baker College of Allen Park and Baker College of Muskegon are accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and can be reached at ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; phone: (301) 652-AOTA; Web address: www.acoteonline.org. Graduates from the accredited programs at Allen Park and Muskegon are eligible to take the national certification examination. A criminal conviction may prevent eligibility to sit for the national certification examination, qualifications for state licensure, specific employment opportunities, and placement at Level I and Level II clinical sites. Students are encouraged to contact state licensure agencies and the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) at (301) 990-7979 or www.nbcot.org prior to applying to the program.

Program Status: Limited Enrollment

Essential Functions

These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of the program at Baker College. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program. Persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this information to develop a better understanding of the physical abilities and behavioral characteristics necessary to successfully complete the program. The College complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Therefore, the College will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.

  • Effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing, utilizing accurate and appropriate terminology with classmates, faculty, clients, caregivers, families, members of the healthcare team and with individuals of all ages, races, genders, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Access information from books, reference manuals, computers, and paper and electronic medical records to accurately perform job functions and duties.
  • Observe clients' response before, during, and after treatment in close and distant proximity to maintain client safety and assess their performance
  • Perform or assist with and/or transfer, lift, move, position, and manipulate the client.
  • Transport heavy, wheeled equipment and clients in wheelchairs and/or stretchers.
  • Demonstrate motor skills for safe and effective client-centered intervention.
  • Provide assessment and treatment for clients with varied disabilities including clients who may be terminally ill, have transmittable diseases, psychiatric disorders, developmental disorders, and other conditions.
  • Utilize technology for coursework and client-centered interventions. Perform continuous physical work to fulfill clinical education course requirements.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional and procedural judgment decisions under stressful and/or emergency conditions, emergent demands, and a distracting environment.
  • Recognize potentially hazardous materials, equipment, and situations and proceed safely in order to minimize risk of injury to patients, self, and nearby individuals by referencing, utilizing and adhering to OSHA requirements such as MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and universal precautions.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary to assess and reassess the clients occupational performance including adaptations and analysis of tasks based on best practices.
  • Prioritize, organize, and utilize time-management skills to fulfill clinical and course requirements.
  • Adhere to HIPAA, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) professional standards and Code of Ethics established by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Baker College professional conduct guidelines, and clinical site policies and procedures.
Mission

The mission of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Baker College is to provide qualified, competent, entry-level occupational therapy assistants to meet the employment expectations in the health care industry. Through the provision of quality classroom education, state of the art technology, clinical competency requirements, and varied, practical fieldwork experiences; it is the intent of the program to adequately prepare students for the NBCOT examination and for entrance into the allied health profession as competent, certified occupational therapy assistants.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is reflective of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. in that the engagement in occupational therapy can serve to influence one's level of functioning, mentally, physically, and socially. The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program recognizes that a person is a biological, social, psychological, and spiritual being who functions as a unified whole and interacts with the environment to perform everyday life tasks or occupations. When the ability to perform these occupations becomes impaired through various biological, physical, psychological, or environmental factors, it is the implementation of meaningful or purposeful activities that can prevent, mediate, or rehabilitate an individual in order to more effectively adapt to one's environment. The profession of occupational therapy utilizes the intrinsic and therapeutic values of one's occupation and purposeful activity to enhance the adaptation process and thus enable the individual to perform at an optimal level of functioning.

Customer Satisfaction Policy

Baker College is an institution focused on customer satisfaction. To that end, any concerns or complaints regarding the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program can be sent to the attention of the director of the program on the appropriate campus. The director will investigate the complaint, consult with all parties involved, and provide a response as soon as all information has been evaluated. The program director will inform the Dean of Health Sciences of the complaint, investigation, and what actions have been taken.

If resolution cannot be reached at the level of the program director, the problem will follow the chain of command beginning with the Dean of Health Sciences, followed by the Chief Academic Officer/Vice President of Academics of the campus, the President of the campus, and finally the President of the Baker College System.

Accreditation

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs at Allen Park and Muskegon are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; phone: (301) 652-2682; Web address: www.acoteonline.org. Students are encouraged to contact state licensure agencies and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) at (301) 990-7979 or www.nbcot.org prior to applying to the program.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

Application Information

Prospective Students

An online application is available for Undergraduate and Graduate admission. You may also print the Application for Undergraduate Admission and apply through mail, or at the campus nearest you.

Returning Students

Returning students do not need to re-apply. Please contact the Academic Office on the campus that you plan to attend about returning to Baker College.

Application Process

Application packets are available during the spring quarter and are due by the end of the business on Friday of Week nine of the summer quarter. Documentation of 12 hours of clinical observation must be submitted with the completed application. Students may not apply to the same program on multiple campuses in a given application period.

Limited Enrollment

Full acceptance into the professional track of some programs is limited due to clinical site availability. Students compete to earn acceptance into these programs. Selection criteria have been developed to choose the most qualified students for limited enrollment programs.  Students who have successfully completed the conditional acceptance requirements for their program are eligible to apply for full acceptance in to the professional track of the program. Refer to the program information supplement for program specific details on the application process, the criteria used, and the courses used in the GPA calculations.

Once selected through the limited enrollment criteria, for full acceptance into a program, students must complete program requirements including, but not limited to: program specific orientations, background checks, drug screens, etc. Please contact your campus official for additional information.

Campus Contacts

Allen Park

Tamara Gerber, MA, OTRL

OTA Program Director
4500 Enterprise Drive
Allen Park, MI 48101
313 425 3809

Owosso

Evelyn Greaux, MHSA, OTR

OTA Program Director
1020 S. Washington Street
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 729-3416

 
Muskegon

Kathryn Potter, MS, OTR/L 

OTA Program Director
1903 Marquette Ave.
Muskegon, MI  49442
(231) 777-5200

Program Performance

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification results

Baker College routinely tracks the pass rates for all graduates and first-time test takers of the national certification examination for occupational therapy assistants who test within one year of graduating from the program. ACOTE accreditation standards require that the average total pass rate of OTA program graduates taking the national certification exam for the first time over the three most recent calendar years must be 70% or higher. The following information is based on data received from the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Baker College of Allen Park

Year Number of Program Graduates Number of First-Time Test Takers Number of First-Time Test Takes Who Passed Exam Percentage of First-Time Test Takers Who Passed the Exam
2010 9 0 0 0%
2011 13 10 7 70%
2012 16 14 12 86%
Total 3-Year 38 24 19 79%

 

Baker College of Muskegon

Year Number of Program Graduates Number of First-Time Test Takers Number of First-Time Test Takes Who Passed Exam Percentage of First-Time Test Takers Who Passed the Exam
2010 15 9 9 100%
2011 15 15 15 100%
2012 18 16 14 88%
Total 3-Year 48 40 38 95%

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