Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Degree Type

70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code


Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn




This is a partnership program with Blackhawk Technical College.

Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists provide treatment to patients that improves mobility, relieves pain and prevents/lessens physical disabilities. In this program, develop skills to assist a physical therapist with treatment programs according to care plans, train patients in exercises and daily living activities, use specialized equipment and record patient responses.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • This program is not currently accepting applications.

Spring 2022 Start

  • This program is not currently accepting applications.

Summer 2022 Start

  • This program is not currently accepting applications.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

How To Apply

Please note: This program is only available to WCTC district residents.

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.


Program Details

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If you enjoy caring for others, are compassionate and a good communicator, a career as a physical therapy assistant (PTA) might for you. PTAs are organized and focused, as they are responsible for tracking patients’ progress, and they should be physically strong, since they have to set up and move equipment used for therapy.

  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Physical Therapy Technician

$49,300 – $58,800 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

For those applying for financial aid, apply online and use Blackhawk Technical College code 005390.

What Makes This Program Unique?


This partnership allows for Waukesha County area students to gain access to the Blackhawk Technical College Physical Therapist Assistant program.


Take core courses close to home, then complete your degree at our partner college.


Have the opportunity to integrate components of operational and fiscal practices of physical therapy sciences in a variety of settings.



This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

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