Entry into the Occupational Therapy Assistant program requires filling out an application for admission to Lake Washington Institute of Technology plus indicating that you wish to be admitted to the OTA program. The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is filled on a first-register, first-in system. In order to enroll in the first quarter of the OTA Program, you must have all pre-requisites and clinical observations completed by the first day of fall quarter. If you are on the waiting list, it is possible to get into the program because other students' plans have changed.  Even if you are on the waiting list, COMPLETE ALL THE PROGRAM PREREQUISITES so that if a spot becomes available, you may take advantage of it on short notice.

Make an appointment with Advising for additional information.

Program Prerequisites:

  • High School completion or GED®

  • 50 hours of observation in two community or health care settings where occupational therapists or assistants are employed

  • Minimum 3.0 grade in each of the course prerequisites for OTA 101

The following courses are prerequisites for OTA 101:

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I

  • BIOL& 175 Human Biology w/Lab

  • MEDA 116 Medical Terminology

  • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology

The following are required prior to the start of the 2nd quarter:

  • IFAD 162 First Aid/CPR for Health Care Providers (or equivalent)

  • IFAD 216 HIV/AIDS Traning (or equivalent)

  • National criminal background check documentation

Would you enjoy being an occupational therapy assistant?

  • Do you like working with people?

  • Are you looking for a versatile and rewarding career with good benefits and wages?

  • Are you interested in how the body works?

  • Are you interested in how the brain functions?

  • Would you enjoy a job with flexible work hours and part or full-time opportunities? 

  • Do you like working with children, older adults, or those with special needs?

  • Do you enjoy solving problems creatively?

If you answered "yes" to all or most of these questions, the Occupational Therapy program could be a great match for you. Apply now!