Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Gets High Marks for Recertification

Genesee Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program recently received high marks during its recertification review. The final re-accreditation report listed eight strengths, one suggestion, and no deficiencies within the program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

Strengths include: 
- providing students with the most recent technology, resources, and excellent educational experiences 
- the relationship between the clinical community and the program 
- students and graduates recognized as positive representatives of the college and the program 
-  the nature and sequence of the curriculum design lends itself to the development of students’ critical thinking skills

The sole suggestion was the addition of a material safety data sheet (MSDS) binder in the lab, although the report did specify that the program clearly adheres to safety precautions.

Genesee’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program, which will be phased out in 2009, prepares students for careers helping disabled people perform the everyday tasks necessary for a functional life and success at home, at school, and on the job. The program includes four on-site internships at health care facilities in the region, where students observe and work in an Occupational Therapy department. Genesee currently has internship arrangements with more than 100 clinic sites.