Physical Therapist Assistant

A Passion for Being Hands-On

If you want to help people in a hands-on way, then our Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Western Technical College in El Paso, TX is the choice for you. In this program you’ll learn the necessary skills, ethics, body science, and fundamentals to be employed as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment as a physical therapist assistant is expected to increase by 46% from 2010 to 2020 — much faster than average. As the health services industry expands because of external forces such as governmental regulations and a growing and aging population, the need for qualified, competent Physical Therapist Assistants will continue to grow.

The goal of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is to prepare you for careers in many different healthcare settings. Such areas may include acute care, outpatient, rehab hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, home health, aquatics, wound care clinics, wellness clinics, school settings, skilled nursing facilities, state centers, prison facilities, sport and exercise clinics, physician’s office, academia at community colleges and the industry working with wellness and safety programs.

Program Accreditation Status                        

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Western Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org

Physical Therapist Assistant Program El Paso Texas
 

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PTA Outcome Data

Western Technical College’s PTA Faculty are proud members of:

Associate of Applied Science

Program: Physical Therapist Assistant 

Start dates and schedules are subject to change. 

Length: 89 weeks / 22.25 months daytime.

This program is approximately 50 percent classroom training and 50 percent hands-on training.

When you graduate from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, you will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science (AAS degree) in Physical Therapist Assistant and will be eligible to take the physical therapist assistant licensing and jurisprudence examinations. You must pass these examinations to apply for your license to practice as a physical therapist assistant in Texas. Most states do require licensure to practice as a physical therapist assistant.

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Gainful Employment Disclosure- AAS Physical Therapist Assistant 22 Weeks

Facilities

3 Dedicated Classrooms/Laboratories:

  • Equipment in Classrooms:
    • Laptop computers sufficient for each student
    • 7 Ultrasound units
    • 30+ Electrical stimulation units (variable types)
    • 3 Traction units
    • 8+ Wheelchairs
    • 1 Hoyer lift
    • 3 Stationary bikes
    • 20+ Assistive devices
    • Standing frame
    • Tilt table
  • 4 Electrical Hi/Lo tables
  • 18 Plinths/treatment tables
  • Other equipment includes:
    • Upper body ergometer
    • Multiple physioballs
    • Nautilus-type equipment
    • Hydrocollator
    • Freezer
    • Paraffin bath
    • Rebounder

*Located at the Diana Branch Campus 9451 Diana Drive El Paso, Tx 79924

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Read more about our Physical Therapist Assistant Facilities
Tuition: $36,599.28
Fees: $100.00
Books & Supplies: $3,799.64
On-Time Graduation Rate (Full Time): 83.00%
On-Time Graduation Rate (Part Time): N/A
ACCSC Placement Rate (Full Time): 93.00%
ACCSC Placement Rate (Part Time): N/A
TWC Employment Rate: 63.00%
Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 93.00%

[i] No students of this program were scheduled to graduate during the most recent reporting period (09/01/2010 – 08/31/2011). Accordingly, there are no data for this rate.

[ii] No students of this program were scheduled to graduate during the most recent reporting period (07/01/2010 – 06/30/2011). Accordingly, there are no data for this rate.

[iii] Western Technical College does not have data on Private Educational Loans for the award year 2011 (07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012). Therefore the Median Loan Debt for this category is not available.

[iv] Western Technical College does not have data on Institutional Loans for the award year 2011 (07/01/2011 – 06/30/2012). Therefore the Median Loan Debt for this category is not available..

 

*Tuition, Fees, and Books & Supplies are subject to change at the discretion of Western Technical College.


Title IV Loans: $19,249.00
Private Educational Loans: N/A
Institutional Loans: $485.00


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CIP Code: 51.0806 Physical Therapist Assistant
SOC# 31-2021.00 Physical Therapist Assistants

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