Occupational Therapy Assistant Program


Program Description

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to work under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist with clients who need to improve their independence in functional activities relating to activities of daily living, work or play/leisure as a result of injury, illness, the aging process, developmental delays, poverty, or cultural differences. These remediation activities take place in a variety of health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, public and private schools, nursing homes, home care settings and emerging areas of practice. Students have faculty-supervised clinical learning experiences in a variety of these settings.

Degree and Certificate Programs

The Kapi‘olani CC occupational therapy assistant program offers an associate in science (AS) degree.

  • Associate in Science – Occupational Therapy Assistant (70-72 credits)

Program Fees

Students will pay tuition based on the University of Hawaii, Kapi‘olani Community College per credit fee as published. Other fees will include liability insurance of $15.00 per year and program fees of $140.00 each semester. Students will also be responsible for fees associated with books, titer tests, CPR training and the fee for the NBCOT exam that grants certification.

Career Opportunities

Occupational therapy assistants are employed in many different traditional and emerging areas of practice including Activity Coordinators, Skills Trainers, Travel Trainers, Mobility Coordinators,and Assistive Technology Specialists.


Kimberly Cameron
Kimberly Cameron Military wife, recent OTA graduate

My husband was stationed in Hawaii long enough for me to finish my OTA degree and then we moved. I am excited that I was offered a job as a traveling therapist for $60,000 starting pay.