Occupational therapy helps patients develop fine motor skills and build strength. In this program, students will develop an understanding of occupational therapy theory and practice, including activity analysis and clinical reasoning to help clients meet functional goals. The program also includes hands-on experiences through our laboratory classes and practical clinical skills are obtained through required fieldwork placements with experienced clinical educators. Together, these components of the program combine to help prepare our graduates for successful entry into the profession. Classes are conducted in real time using a “Virtual Classroom” and a robust online course management system. Lab experiences will take place at the Lebanon lab and/or local healthcare facilities (for specific distance education students). When available, the program has distance labs located in the BMCC, COCC, Clatsop CC, and TVCC areas. Individuals applying to one of the aforementioned Distance Education (DE) areas should reside in the associated Community College district prior to application and should expect to make a minimum of 7 to 9 trips to the LBCC campus in Lebanon, Oregon during the course of the program.
For more information on the current availability for distance education in our area, visit the program information page at Linn-Benton Community College website.