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Mission Statement

The mission of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Pitt Community College is to educate and empower graduates to achieve excellence and competency in practice skills and knowledge required to be an entry level occupational therapy assistant, according to the standards set by the profession.

Graduation Rates and Certification Outcomes


Number of Students Accepted into the Program

Number of
Program Graduates

Program Graduation Rates

Number of graduates who took the national certification within 12 months of graduation

Number of graduates that passed
Percentage of graduates that passed
2014 24 18 75% 19 19 100%
2015 24 14 58% 16 16 100%
2016 24 17 71% 16 16 100%
3 Year Total 72 49 68% 51 51 100%

Note: Occupational Therapy Assistant students at Pitt Community College graduate in December; therefore the first-time test takers may reflect graduates from the previous year.

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) has compiled program outcome data for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs throughout the nation. For more information, visit the NBCOT website.