Occupational Therapy Assistant

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All About the Program

Careers: COTA/L Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/Licensed

Learn: The skills to practice at an entry level as an OTA

Skills: Gain skills in OT intervention in pediatric, mental health & physical dysfunction

Cool: Projected job growth: 40% from 2010-2024 -100% of the first three EHOVE Career Center/Lorain County Community College OTA classes that have graduated passed their certification exam.

Certifications: National Certification by NBCOT upon successful completion of test - once certified then may apply for license and then practice as a COTA/L.

College Credit: Graduate with Associates of Applied Science Degree from Lorain County Community College

Fieldwork Info: One day/week of Level I Fieldwork in semesters 2, 3, & 4 -- 16 weeks (two 8 week placements) full time fieldwork in last semester.

Graduates have been employed by: Hospitals, schools, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient facilities.

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Instructors & Program Info

Barbara Haase, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Program Director - bhaase@ehove.net x-283

Teri LaGuardia, MOT, OTR/L, Instructor - tlaguardia@ehove.net x-238

Adjunct Instructors:

Marty Siegel, OTR/L, Instructor - msiegel@ehove.net x-283

Colleen Davis, OTR/L, CHT

Amee Koehler, BC, COTA/L


The EHOVE Career Center/Lorain County Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. www.acoteonline.org. Students requesting transfer for courses can find more information at:


 Requests for course substitutions, including courses from an OTA program, may be made through the OTA Program Director.