Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology (D45790)
The Orthopaedic Technology program prepares individuals for employment in clinical and surgical settings assisting the orthopaedic team. Students completing the curriculum will be eligible to sit for the Orthopaedic Technology certification examination. This program also provides necessary background for the supplemental certification.
Students will become proficient in plaster and synthetic casting techniques and applications, removing casts properly applying traction, detect deficiencies in the procedure and supplies, make indicated adjustments for casts, and assist the orthopaedic surgeon in the OR.
Employment opportunities are available in a variety of clinical settings including orthopaedic clinics, hospitals, independent surgical centers, and ambulatory care settings.
For more information about registration and enrollment, please see the College Catalog. You must have advisor approval 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.