ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGY (OT13)

The Orthopedic Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students to work with orthopedic surgeons to treat patients in a variety of health care environments. The program provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a competent orthopedic technologist performing the following services: routine office and departmental procedures and the ability to perform certain basic functions; adjusting and removing casts, splints, and braces; setting up, adjusting, and maintaining fraction configurations; assisting with the care of acutely injured patients; and assisting the physician in the reduction and/or manipulation of orthopedic injuries. Successful completion of the Orthopedic Technology AAS program leads to eligibility for the National Board of Certified Orthopedic Technologists certification exam. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices.

Orthopedic Technology Conditions of Admission

  • Completion of required general education and health core courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

  • Successful completion of the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Allied Health Aptitude Test with a minimum score of 220. This test may only be attempted twice.

  • Slots are filled from the highest scores first until the maximum enrollment for the cohort is reached.

Associate Degree
Program Length 69 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 18
Entrance Dates Yearly – Progression application due by Midterm of Summer Semester with programmatic courses to begin in the Fall semester
Offered Macon Campus

Orthopedic Technology Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
18
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition
3
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking
3
     
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
3
     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  Choose one of the following Math courses:
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling
3
  OR  
MATH 1111 College Algebra
(3)
     
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
     
Occupational Courses
51
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Healthcare
3
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences
2
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I
3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II
3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
1
ORTT 1010 Orthopedic Anatomy and Physiology
4
ORTT 1020 Orthopedic Techniques I
4
ORTT 1030 Introduction to Orthopedic Surgical Techniques
4
ORTT 1040 Advanced Orthopedic Anatomy and Physiology
4
ORTT 1050 Orthopedic Techniques II
4
ORTT 2010 Orthopedic Technology Clinical I
5
ORTT 2020 Orthopedic Technology Clinical II
7
ORTT 2030 Orthopedic Technology Capstone
3
     
 
Total Hours
69