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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Prosthetics Technician Diploma

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Total Credits: 46

Major Number: 5631
CIP Code: 51.2307

Program Description

The Prosthetic Technician program prepares individuals for entry into the field of prosthetics at the technician level. Didactic and laboratory coursework is combined with individualized instruction in the areas of lower limb and upper limb. Each of these areas contains instruction in anatomy, terminology, measurement forms, fabrication process, system alignment, suspension techniques, components, materials, repair, and maintenance procedures. The clinical section enables the student to practice fabrication skills in a prosthetic facility for a minimum of 160 hours. Tuition differential applied to this program.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

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.

Program Requirements

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

Completion of all MnTC credits is recommended before enrolling in PRTE 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

Joanna Kenton 651.444.2087 Room 1357 East
Stan O’Connor 651.779.3420 Room 1355 East

Sample Plan

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.

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