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Overview

If you want to use power tools to improve the quality of life for people who have lost limbs or have a physical disability, consider a career in the growing and rewarding field of orthotics and prosthetics fabrication. 

In this program—the only orthotic and prosthetic technician training program in the western U.S.—you’ll learn how to make orthopedic braces and artificial limbs. You’ll study human anatomy, fabrication techniques, and the proper use of the specialized tools, equipment and materials used in the field. The program includes classroom study, lab work and an off-site, five-week clinical experience in which you will practice your skills in a work environment.

With this degree, you can make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities, including veterans, people with vascular diseases, and diabetics. Your training will prepare you for job opportunities in orthotic and prosthetic clinics, central fabrication facilities, hospitals and government agencies.

Continuing Education Opportunities

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Ruthie Dearing
ruthie.dearing@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3231

Program Map for Certificate - Orthotic Technician

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Required Credits: 56

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
OR-PR 141
Foundations of Orthotics
6
Fall/Winter/Spring
OR-PR 142
Spinal Musculoskeletal Anatomy
2
Fall/Winter/Spring
OR-PR 144
Spinal Orthotics
4
Fall/Winter/Spring
Choose one from:
BT 107
Business Communications
5
Fall/Winter/Spring
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
Total Credits
 
17
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
OR-PR 152
Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Anatomy 1-Lower Leg, Foot & Ankle
1
Fall/Winter/Spring
OR-PR 154
Foot Orthoses and Footwear Modifications
3
Fall/Winter/Spring
OR-PR 156
Lower Extremity Orthotics 1-Ankle-Foot Orthoses (AFOs)
8
Fall/Winter/Spring
Choose one from:
BT 107
Business Communications
5
Fall/Winter/Spring
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
Total Credits
 
17
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
OR-PR 162
Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Anatomy 2-Knee, Upper Leg, & Hip
1
Fall/Winter/Spring
OR-PR 164
Lower Extremity Orthotics 2-Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses (KAFOs)
8
Fall/Winter/Spring
OR-PR 172
Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Anatomy
1
Fall/Winter/Spring
OR-PR 174
Upper Extremity Orthotics
2
Fall/Winter/Spring
OR-PR 180
Orthotic Fitter
3
Fall
OR-PR 182
Therapeutic Shoe Fitter
1
Winter
Total Credits
 
16
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
OR-PR 178
Orthotics Practicum
6
Summer/Spring
Total Credits
 
6
 

  • Ken Mandler
    Ken Mandler
    Orthotic-Prosthetic Techni
    Ken.Mandler@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3733