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St. Catherine's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Complete Our OTA Program In California

If you want a rewarding career in a growing healthcare field, our OTA program in California makes it possible to earn an associate degree in occupational therapy in as few as 16 months.

St. Kate’s ACOTE-accredited online occupational therapy assistant program features a blend of 80% online and 20% onsite instruction. The online coursework can be completed from anywhere, in case you don’t live in California. However, you would need to commute to complete your in-person education.

The onsite portion of the OTA curriculum consists of two in-person components: Level I and Level II fieldwork opportunities and 12 skills labs.

If you’ve been looking to get into occupational therapy but couldn’t find the right program, speak to one of our admission counselors.

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Online and On-Site Curriculum

Our OTA program in California blends the convenience and flexibility of online learning with the hands-on experience you need. Our online curriculum will provide the foundational knowledge you’ll need to be competent in occupational therapy. The hands-on portion of our program will challenge you to put that knowledge into action and help you gain the skills to enter the healthcare industry as a confident and skilled OTA.

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Online Coursework

Students complete and submit assignments, communicate with instructors and fellow students, and take quizzes online.


Students gain real-life practice as they learn about diverse practice settings and work with various patient populations.

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Skills Labs

Master critical OT skills under expert guidance and receive personalized instruction with our 12-to-1 faculty ratio.

A career as an occupational therapy assistant is ranked No. 1 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Health Care Support Jobs list.