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Orthotics/Prosthetics Technician
This career major is the combination of the prosthetic and orthotics technician’s career majors. Students in this major will learn how to use the equipment, tools, and materials used to make and repair prosthetic devices and about the fabrication processes involved in prosthetics. They will learn about the importance of alignment in the prosthetics and how to use reinforcement materials. Students will also complete medical terminology and technical anatomy. In addition, students will fabricate several prostheses including one for a pediatric patient and complete a clinical externship as part of this major.

Students in this major will also learn how to use the equipment, tools and materials used to manufacture orthotic devices including how to use plastics, metal and leather. Students will also learn the procedures used to manufacture foot orthosis, ankle-foot orthosis, knee-ankle-foot orthosis and orthotic shoe modifications along with spine supports and upper limb support systems. Students will also complete medical terminology and technical anatomy along with clinical externship.
Hours Course Code Course Title Actions
130.00 HL00216 Orthotics & Prosthetics Equipment and Materials View Course
102.00 HL00411 Technical Anatomy View Course
395.00 HL00357 Lower Limb Orthotics View Course
258.00 HL00296 Spinal Orthotics View Course
135.00 HL00217 Upper Limb Orthotics View Course
300.00 HL00218 Clinical Orthotics View Course
335.00 HL00297 Transtibial Prosthetics View Course
180.00 HL00298 Transradial/Transhumeral Prosthetics View Course
325.00 HL00219 Transfemoral Prosthetics View Course
300.00 HL00358 Clinical Prosthetics View Course
180.00 HL00299 Advanced Transtibial Prosthetics View Course
Campuses Approved For This Career Major
District Campus Local Name Actions
Francis Tuttle Technology Center Rockwell Orthotics/Prosthetics Technician View Approved Career Major