Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

The occupational therapy practitioner works with people who are limited by physical injury or illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning disabilities, poverty and cultural differences, throughout the aging process, prevent disability and to maintain health and wellness.

The ultimate goal is to improve the client’s quality of life and successfully engage in meaningful activities.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about SICCM as well as the OTA program!

NBCOT Program Results:

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

The Occupational Therapy Program at USI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

ACOTE is located at:
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
Web address:

The occupational therapy assistant program at Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market, Herrin, IL, was placed on Probationary Accreditation effective April 1, 2017 for failure to document significant progress toward correction of an area of noncompliance related to 2011 OTA Standards A.5.1 (program’s strategic plan).

The program has been requested to submit a Progress Report to return the program to full compliance with the Standards within the mandated time period for correction.