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ACOTE Grants Seven-Year Accreditation to Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Stanbridge College

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Stanbridge College was granted full accreditation for seven years by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

Irvine, CA, June 06, 2012 --( Stanbridge College, a technical college that offers training in Healthcare and Information Technology, was recently granted full accreditation status for its Associate of Occupational Science of Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) degree program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

Stanbridge College completed its accreditation team visit in April 2012 with zero findings, seven commendations and two recommendations. The full accreditation status was granted to Stanbridge College for seven years through 2018/2019. Stanbridge College becomes only the fourth college in California to offer an accredited OTA training program and is currently the largest program in the state.

“Stanbridge College is pleased to receive full programmatic accreditation status from the ACOTE,” stated Yasith Weerasuriya, CEO and President of Stanbridge College. “We are committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence in our program so that the ultimate recipients of that rigor, the patients, receive world-class service.”

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and several other healthcare and allied health organizations, there is a current shortage of Occupational Therapy professionals throughout the nation and in California. Stanbridge College hopes to help fill this void with its strong focus on clinical skills, critical thinking and business soft skills.

The OTA program at Stanbridge College trains students in real-world occupational therapy environments with professional faculty and clinical partners. The program provides students with access to three Therapy Skills Labs for occupational therapy and physical therapy and two Nursing Simulation Labs. The Therapy Skills Labs allow students to develop their skills with up-to-date adaptive equipment and mobility devices. OTA students are placed in clinical rotations during their studies where they practice under the direction and supervision of licensed Occupational Therapists at clinical sites in Southern California.

To learn more about the program, please visit

About Stanbridge College
Irvine-based Stanbridge College is a co-educational technical college with an annual enrollment of over 800 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC. Stanbridge College offers diplomas and Associate, Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Healthcare and Information Technology.

Stanbridge College has been recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. as a 2009, 2010 and 2011 America’s Best Technical Colleges award recipient. Stanbridge College has been named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Stanbridge is a 2008-2009 School of Excellence Award Recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and maintains one of the highest continuous pass rates on the NCLEX-PN National Nursing Board Exam in California since 2007 with a 96% cumulative pass rate. For more information, please visit or call (949)-794-9090.
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