Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.A.S.)

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

If you are searching for a career that is meaningful, health related, and provides a range of study opportunities with diverse work settings to choose from, occupational therapy might be a perfect fit for you. Occupational therapy is an exciting and growing profession that enables people to develop or retain independence when disability, illness, or other barriers create difficulty in living life to the fullest.

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Total Cost: In-state: $19,420
Out-of-state: $23,580
Entry Term: Fall
Length: 7 Terms or 21 Months

“If you want to get an education that will lead to a successful career, I recommend Indian Hills. The instructors believe in the mission of changing students’ lives and teaching what you need to know to grow in your future career.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • In-state tuition: $203 per credit hour
  • Out-of-state tuition: $255 per credit hour
  • Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, books, tools, or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well.
  • For more information on the Cost of Attendance, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Yes, we have five residence halls including apartment-style and traditional style dorms.

Indian Hills has articulation agreements and transfer plans with many four-year colleges and universities. However, not all credits are guaranteed to transfer because of differences in programs and requirements among various institutions. An Academic Advisor will also assist you in your future academic plans.

The first step in order to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete and submit the FAFSA online. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible to ensure you receive priority processing.

Our school code is 008298.

Most degrees at Indian Hills can be completed in approximately 2 years depending on program and individual circumstances such as transfer credits and time away from school.

View detailed program requirements in our catalog.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Outcomes

  • Students Enrolled: 14
  • Graduation Rate: 71%

  • Students Enrolled: 20
  • Graduation Rate: 65%

  • Students Enrolled: 20
  • Graduation Rate: 45%

  • Students Enrolled: 16
  • Graduation Rate: 63%

  • Students Enrolled: 9
  • Graduation Rate: 89%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at:

ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs satisfy the states’ educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Students graduating from an ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the AOTA State Licensure webpage.

Accreditation Information

The Indian Hills Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD  20852-4929. Telephone number is (301) 652-6611; website is

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