Feb 05, 2023
Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5288
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, and suspension techniques, components, materials, repair and maintenance procedures. The clinical section enables the students to practice fabrication skills in an orthotic facility for a minimum of 160 hours.
MN Human Services Background Study
Minnesota Department of Health requires any individual having contact with patients to complete a background study prior to starting the clinical experience. An individual may be disqualified from having patient contact and would not be permitted to participate in the clinical experience. Student may contact the Minnesota Department of Human Service with specific questions: 651.431.2000.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.
Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning
Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025 and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041
Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goals 7-10: Theme Goals
Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
Goal 8: Global Perspectives
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Goal 10: People and the Environment
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
Tony Pehoski 651.773.1738 Room 1358 East
Chad Smith 651.779.5777 Room 1359 East
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
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.