Associate of Applied Science
In this field, you assist the disabled through Orthotic Technology (fabrication of orthopedic braces) and Prosthetic Technology (fabrication of artificial limbs).
In this program, you will learn to:
- Interpret orthometry forms.
- Apply biomechanical principles.
- Fabricate orthotic/prosthetic devices.
Graduates are eligible to take the national registry examinations offered by the American Board for Certification to become a Certified Technician Orthotics (CTO), Certified Technician Prosthetics (CTP), or Certified Technician Prosthetics/Orthotics (CTPO).
Enrollment is limited for this program.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
The Orthotic/Prosthetic Technology Program is accredited by the National Commission of Orthotics and Prosthetics Education (NCOPE), 330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone (703) 836-7114, fax (703) 836-0838; e-mail.
This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.
- The average annual salary in this fields is approximately $43,786.
- Qualified Orthotic/Prosthetic Technicians can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, speciality clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and more.
- By 2020, it is estimated that 7.3 million people in the U.S. will be affected by paralysis, deformity, or orthopedic impairment requiring orthotics.