STC OTA Program

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This page is run by students from the STC Occupational Therapy Assistant Program hoping to give you insight into a day in the life of a OTA student!

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Class of 2024! OTA program!

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 05/03/2024

πŸŽ“ Class of 2024 Graduate Spotlight 🌟

Meet Maria F.! Despite life’s challenges, she has exceeded all expectations. Born and raised in Starr County, Maria, a young mom and wife, drew on her motivation to complete her academic journey at Premier High School of Mission in 2014.

In 2021, fueled by that same educational passion, Maria embarked on her journey at South Texas College to pursue the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Balancing full-time studies with motherhood, she commuted tirelessly between Starr County and the Nursing Allied Health Campus, cherishing every moment of her journey.

Now, Maria celebrates this milestone alongside her child, who is also graduating from kindergarten. What a beautiful moment for mother and son, especially as Dia de Los Madres approaches. Si Se Puede! Congratulations, Maria! Wishing you abundant blessings on your future endeavors. πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰

Interested in the OTA program visit out website Contact Mari Ponce Vargas, Guided Pathway Specialist: mailto:[email protected]


β€œCarolyn, our Level Two student, is bringing creativity to the classroom! At her FW site, she’s teamed up with PSJA ISD teaching staff to make learning fun. Check out how students are mastering fine motor skills while having a blast learning to tie shoelaces! ” class of 2024!

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 04/16/2024

β€œBreaking down barriers and building bridges! 🀝 Our STC OTA students teamed up with VN nursing students for an inspiring interdisciplinary collaboration. πŸ’‘ OTA students led a transfer training workshop, emphasizing the crucial aspects of body mechanics, patient care, and safety. 🌟 Together, we’re shaping a safer and more efficient healthcare future! ”


β€œTaking proactive steps towards patient safety! πŸ‚ Our OTA students are diving into a fall assessment lab class, dedicated to reducing fall risks for our patients. πŸ₯ Stay tuned as we equip our future healthcare professionals with essential skills to make a difference! ”

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 04/15/2024

β€œExciting collaboration alert! 🌟 Our OTA students had an amazing opportunity to team up with UTRGV OTR students, diving deep into workforce roles and supervision strategies. πŸ’Ό Stay tuned for more insights and learnings! ”

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 04/10/2024

πŸŽ‰ We are overjoyed to share the fantastic news that the South Texas College OTA program has been granted 10 years of reaccreditation by ACOTE! 🌟 This remarkable achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and support of so many incredible individuals.

First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to our esteemed administration, Dr. Solis, Dr. Petrosian, and Dr. Valerio, whose unwavering commitment has been instrumental in guiding our program to success. Your leadership and vision have been a driving force behind our journey.

A special appreciation goes out to Diana A. and Mari V. whose tireless efforts in keeping us organized and providing invaluable support have been truly commendable. We couldn’t have done it without you!

And let’s not forget our amazing Lab Assistant, Claudia Luna, whose steadfast dedication and support have been the backbone of our program. Your hard work and commitment to excellence have not gone unnoticed.

We also extend our deepest gratitude to the RGV OT/COTA community and advisory committee for always opening doors and providing our students with invaluable learning opportunities. Your continued support means the world to us.

Last but certainly not least, we want to express our sincerest thanks to our alumni and current students. Your passion, determination, and success are the ultimate testament to the impact of Occupational Therapy. Here’s to celebrating your achievements and to another decade of spreading the incredible benefits of OT far and wide!

Cheers to success, growth, and making a difference in the lives of others. Here’s to the next 10 years and beyond! πŸ₯‚ . Thank you, Mr. Miller, Dr. Casas and Dr.G-G, STC OTA program

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 04/10/2024

The OTA program students had a busy week learning about Assistive Technology & Ergonomics Assessments. There are times OT practitioners can adapt the environment to meet the needs of their clients and other times we need to modify or adapt the way they perform their daily occupations to allow for the highest level of independence while continuing to focus on their health and wellness!

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 04/04/2024

Our dedicated OTA students have been diving deep into the world of kinesiotaping, unlocking its incredible benefits for patient care! πŸ’ͺ From enhancing mobility to supporting injured muscles, kinesiotaping is revolutionizing the way we approach therapy. Stay tuned as our students continue to elevate their skills and make a difference in patient lives! πŸ™Œ


πŸŽ“ Calling all OTA program alumni! 🌟 Ready to give back and make a difference? We’re seeking volunteers to support our program. Join us in shaping the future of OTA education!

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 03/27/2024

β€œπŸŽ“ Senior year shenanigans in full swing! πŸŽ‰ From planning our last events to making memories that’ll last a lifetime, the OTA senior class is soaking up every moment leading up to graduation. Let’s make these final weeks unforgettable! πŸ’« ”


Celebrating World 🌎 Down Syndrome Day Awareness!


β€œBig shout out to Aptus Rehab in Rio Grande City for providing a fantastic learning experience for our Level II Fieldwork OTA student! ”

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 03/05/2024

🍿 Support our OTA students in the SOTA Club! Popcorn fundraising sale happening this week. Your snack fuels creativity! 🎨🍿. Don’t let B.O.B (Bag of Bones 🦴) eat all of our supply! Flavors: buttery flavor, salsa and cheddar , vanilla, Caramel and white cheddar! Look for us in the red scrubs!

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 03/05/2024

🌟 Join us on a transformative journey! 🌟

Our OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant) students are diving deep into understanding empathy and the mechanics of wheelchair use in our community. πŸ’ΌπŸ’‘

Through firsthand experience, they’re gaining valuable insights into the therapeutic use of self. Stepping into the shoes of those who rely on wheelchairs enhances our ability to provide compassionate care and support. 🀝

Stay tuned as we share their inspiring stories and the lessons they’ve learned along the way! πŸŽ“β™ΏοΈ


β€œπŸŽ‰ Wrapping up the school week and gearing up for the Super Bowl! 🏈 Whether you’re rooting for your favorite team or just excited for the halftime show, there’s a buzz in the air! 🎢 Wishing everyone a fun and safe weekend filled with touchdowns, touchdowns, and more touchdowns! πŸ™Œ ”


πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ Exciting times for our Level 1 OTA students! πŸ“š Currently, we’re diving into the intricacies of shoulder complex muscles in preparation for ROM assessments in future patient care. πŸ₯ Ready to bring our A-game and make a positive impact! Stay tuned for updates!


β€œHappy Friday everyone! 🌟 Exciting news to share - our amazing alumnus Armando P., Class of 2022, has been accepted into the UTRGV OTD program this summer! πŸŽ‰ Wishing you the best of luck, Armando. Your success makes our STC OTA program proud! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ ”

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 01/12/2024

β€œExcited to kick off a mini boot camp as students gear up for Level II fieldwork rotations! πŸš€ Ready to dive into this next chapter and make the most of the learning opportunities ahead. Here’s to growth, challenges, and becoming the best OTA πŸ’ͺ


πŸŽ‰ Exciting News! 🌟

Let’s kick off the semester with a huge congratulations to our incredible alumna, Briana P, COTA class of 2022, for securing acceptance into the OTD program at Texas Women’s University! πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰ We’re immensely proud of her achievements and wish her continued success on this remarkable journey. πŸš€

Photos from J. Economedes High School's post 12/01/2023

Thank you ECISD for allowing us to share about the OTA program!


"Diving into the world of woodcraft with passion and purpose! πŸ”¨ OTA students, share the quote that fuels your creativity as you craft. Let the sawdust tell the story of your determination. πŸ’‘βœ¨ "

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 11/16/2023

"Empowering OTA students through hands-on learning – crafting splints for future patients! 🌟 "

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 11/16/2023

"Exploring the intricacies of tendons and ligaments with OTA students – a crucial step in enhancing future patient care skills. "

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 11/08/2023

"🌟 Our amazing OTA students are ready to shine! 🌟

Our dedicated students will showcase their passion and skills, giving you a glimpse into the world of OT. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and be inspired! πŸ’ΌπŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ "

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 11/06/2023

"πŸŽ‰ A huge shoutout to our former OTA graduate, class of 2020, Laura, for her dedication and commitment to expanding her knowledge and skills! By attending a 65 hour course, and 6 days filled with treating patients with CVAs, TBIs and neurological disordersπŸ“šπŸŒŸ She recently completed an NDT training course and is now officially NDT/T certified. πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ and was apart of the first class of OTA/PTA attendees Congratulations, Laura, on this incredible achievement! πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ " 🐾

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 11/05/2023

🌟 TOTA Conference: A Remarkable Journey! 🌟

Our OTA instructors, staff, and talented students showcased their expertise, sharing insights on diverse topics. From attending informative courses to expanding our network, it's been an incredible experience. Thanks to everyone who made this conference a success! πŸ™ŒπŸ“šπŸ‘

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 11/03/2023

"Exciting start to day one at the TOTA conference! 🌟 Engaging sessions, networking opportunities, and valuable insights. Can't wait for what the rest of the event has in store! πŸ™Œ "

Photos from STC OTA Program's post 11/01/2023

🌟 Calling all College Health Success students! 🌟

Are you considering a career in healthcare? πŸ₯ Want a rewarding path that combines hands-on skills with helping people? 🀝 Look no further than Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)! 🌼

πŸ”· OTA students here to tell you why you should join the OTA family:

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ Real-World Experience: We're gaining practical skills every day, ready to make a difference from day one.

πŸ’‘ Diverse Opportunities: OTA opens doors to various healthcare settings - hospitals, schools, rehab centers, and more!

πŸ‘« Teamwork: We collaborate closely with OTs, physicians, and other professionals - it's a collective effort!

πŸ’— Making Lives Better: Helping people regain independence and quality of life is our passion.

πŸŽ“ Graduation Ready: In just 2 years, you'll be out there, making a difference!

πŸ“š Ready to learn, grow, and make a real impact? OTA is your calling! ✨

Got questions? Drop them in the comments or send us a DM. We're here to guide you on this incredible journey. 🌟


πŸ“š Exciting times for our OTA students! 🌸 Spring 2024 Fieldwork Placements are just around the corner, and our future Occupational Therapy Assistants are gearing up to make a real impact. Stay tuned for their inspiring journey as they learn, grow, and make a difference in the lives of others. 🌱

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