A.A.S. Degree in Orthopaedic Technology (A45790)
The Orthopaedic Technology program involves a combination of didactic, laboratory, and clinical environments that prepare students to work with orthopedic surgeons to treat patients in a variety of health care settings. The program provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a competent orthopedic technologist performing the following services: applying, adjusting, and removing casts and splints, fitting and educating patients in the use of orthopedic braces and equipment; setting up, adjusting, and maintaining orthopedic traction configurations; assisting with the care of acutely injured patients; and assisting the physician in the reduction and/or manipulation of orthopedic injuries; assisting the orthopedic surgeon in an operating room setting; and performing basic office and department procedures such as vital signs and patient medical history. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, physician offices, medical clinics, and orthopedic bracing and equipment companies.
Refer to the catalog for the current suggested sequence of courses. The catalog is located here. You must see an advisor to register and enroll. The advisor will ensure you are placed in the right sequence of courses to meet your academic and program completion needs.