Orthopedic Technology is a healthcare profession focusing on the treatment of the orthopedic patient. A graduate of the orthopedic technology program is proficient in the use of current casting and splinting techniques as well as fitting the patient with orthopedic bracing and equipment. Orthopedic technologists are familiar with up-to-date orthopedic surgical techniques and have the ability to assist the surgeon in the operating room. Students may pursue career opportunities within hospitals, physician offices, medical clinics, orthopedic bracing and equipment companies, and research groups. Graduates are eligible for national certification by taking the certification exam through the National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologists (NBCOT) at the completion of the program.
The Orthopedic Technology program has program recognition from The National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists (NAOT). [Last approval: 2016]