SCF Occupational Therapy Assistant Program to Host Open House

(Bradenton, Fla., March 23, 2017) — The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will hold its annual open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 6 at SCF Bradenton, Building 28, Rooms 120-121, 5840 26th St. W.

Students in the OTA program, who are hosting the event, will offer insights into the program and visitors will have an opportunity to tour the OTA teaching/learning laboratory, which offers a hands-on environment with state-of-the-art therapy equipment. Faculty members will discuss the program at SCF, career opportunities, job mobility, work settings and salaries. A student services adviser will provide additional information about SCF's OTA application process.

This career has grown by 11 percent over the past two years, and is expected to grow by 28 percent over the next 10 years. Over the past year more than two dozen local businesses have posted jobs for OTAs.

For more information, contact instructor Lora Swart at or 941-752-5349 or visit


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