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Physical Therapist Assistant

Where the road to recovery meets the road to success.

Associate Degree

We are the hand.
We are the hand in

People need help everyday.

"Seeing someone take their first steps on their own in long time is a good feeling. Knowing I helped them get there means a lot."

Our students learn the how and why of physical therapy. We strive to extend that learning to include the "people factor."

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Program Models
Exercise your brain.
These classes will get you in shape for the career you want.

We've designed our PTA program around what matters: a solid foundation, practical experience, and a determination to see our graduates and their clients succeed.

The OCtech PTA program has limited enrollment. Please see the Special Admissions Information below.

Click below to see the typical breakdown of classes you will take and the official college catalog information.

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Lynn Fralix
Lynn Fralix

Lynn Fralix

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Coordinator

I am excited about your interest in the PTA program at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and welcome any questions you might have. The physical therapy profession is a rewarding one with endless opportunities. We will prepare you to work in a variety of different practice settings, treat patients of all ages, engage with other health care professions, and assist patients to improve their quality of life.

If you choose to pursue a career as a PTA, I wish you the best and encourage you to look further into what OCtech can offer. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information about the program.

Additional Information


The Physical Therapist Assistant Program (PTA) at Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (OCtech) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  If needing to contact the PTA Program at OCtech directly, please call Program Coordinator, Lynn Fralix, at 803-535-1305 or email

To review accreditation status, please visit the OCtech Program Accreditation/Approval page.

Graduation Rate First Time NPTE
Pass Rate
Ultimate NPTE
Pass Rate
Employment Rate
2019 60% 100% 100% 100%
2020 77.7% 100% 100% 100%
2021 50% 100% 100% 100%
2022 85.7% 100% 100% 100%
2023 66.7% 100% 100% 100%
Two Year Averages
2018-19 72.5% 100% 100% 100%
2019-20 68.9% 100% 100% 100%
2020-21 63.9% 100% 100% 100%
2021-22 67.9% 100% 100% 100%
2022-23 76.2% 100% 100% 100%

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