University of Hawaii / Kapiolani Community College
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Health Sciences Department
4303 Diamond Head Road, Kauila Building 210 C
Honolulu, HI 96816-4421
Program Director: Unknown
Completion: Associate degree
Avg. Class Size: 16-18
Phone: (808) 734-9227 or 734-9270
Requirements: attend mandatory information session before application process is completed, high school diploma or GED equivalent, complete application for admission, develop action plan with health sciences counselor, minimum 3.0 GPA
Founded in 1946, the University of Hawaii/Kapiolani Community College (KCC) offers programs in business, hospitality, health, legal education and arts and sciences. KCC may be most recognized for their development of a new hip x-ray technique that earned two of their instructors Roland Clements and Harry Nakayama national attention in 1976. More than 7,100 diverse students attend school at KCC, embracing its beauty, culture, and history. The student body is made up of several different ethnicities including Hawaiian, Caucasian, Chinese, Filipino, and Pacific Islander.
Unlike most other States, Hawaii does not require licensure for COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant). However, students in the OTA program at KCC will be eligible to sit for the NBCOT exam. If this exam is passed, the student will become a COTA.