Nov 28, 2023
Total Credits: 46
Major Number: 5632
CIP Code: 51.2307
The Orthotic Technician Program prepares students for entry into the field of orthotics at the technician level. Didactic and laboratory coursework is combined with individualized instruction in the areas of lower limb, upper limb, and spinal. Each of these areas contains instruction in anatomy, terminology, measurement forms, fabrication process, system alignment, components, materials, repair and maintenance procedures. The internship enables the students to practice fabrication skills in an orthotic facility for a minimum of 120 hours. A tuition differential is applied to this program.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 1: Communication
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 188.8.131.52
Completion of all MnTC credits is recommended before enrolling in ORTE 2780 .
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Are competent, entry-level orthotic and prosthetic professionals prepared in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their role in the orthotic and prosthetic profession.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skill areas necessary to fulfill their role as an orthotic and prosthetic professional.
- Demonstrate effective decision making and critical thinking abilities.
- Communicate clearly and effectively with individuals, families, groups, and colleagues of diverse sociocultural backgrounds.
Program Contact Information
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
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