Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
60 Hours

Major

45 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

HSC 1210
Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1211
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
3

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

OPT 1010
Introduction to Orthotic/ Prosthetic Technology
4

Introduces orthotic/prosthetic technology students to the history of orthotics and prosthetics. Students will acquire a working knowledge of the materials and equipment involved in the fabrication of orthotic and prosthetic devices. Fabrication of thermoplastic, thermoset resin, aluminum, and steel projects will be completed by students in the lab portion of this course. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1010, HSC 1210, HSC 1211

Concurrent requisite(s):
OPT 1010L

OPT 2010
Foot and Ankle Orthotics and Prosthetics
5

Introduces orthotic/prosthetic technology students to the history, disorders, and information related to diabetic foot care, foot orthoses, shoe modifications, partial foot and Symes prosthetics. Students will acquire a working knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and bony landmarks of the foot and ankle. Fabrication of the UCBL, foot orthoses, shoe modifications, partial feet and Symes prostheses will be completed by students in the lab portion of this course. 45 hours of lecture and 60 hours are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
OPT 2010L

OPT 2050
Upper Extremity Orthotics and Prosthetics
5

Introduces orthotic/prosthetic technology students to the history of upper extremity orthotics and prosthetics. Students will acquire a working knowledge of musculoskeletal upper extremity anatomy and bony landmarks. They will acquire knowledge of pathologies and associated disorders of the upper extremity that are addressed with orthotic and prosthetic care. Fabrication of humeral fracture orthoses, hand and wrist orthoses, transradial prostheses, and transhumeral prostheses will be completed by students in the lab portion of this course. 45 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OPT 2010, OPT 2010L, OPT 2110, OPT 2110L, OPT 2210, OPT 2210L

Concurrent requisite(s):
OPT 2050L

OPT 2110
Lower Extremity Orthotic Systems
5

Introduces orthotic/prosthetic technology students to the history of lower extremity orthotics. Students will acquire a working knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and bony landmarks of lower extremity biomechanics and pathologies for which orthotic intervention is indicated. Fabrication of various plastic, metal and hybrid lower extremity orthoses will be completed by students in the lab portion of this course. 45 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
OPT 2110L

OPT 2210
Transtibial Prosthetics
5

Introduces orthotic/prosthetic technology students to the history of transtibial prosthetics. Students will acquire a working knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy, bony landmarks, biomechanics, and disorders of the transtibial amputee. Fabrication of exoskeletal and endoskeletal prostheses will be completed by students in the lab portion of this course. 45 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
OPT 2210L

OPT 2250
Transfemoral Prosthetics
4

Introduces orthotic/prosthetic technology students to the history of transfemoral prosthetics. Students will acquire a working knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy, bony landmarks, biomechanics, and disorders affecting the transfemoral amputee. Fabrication of transfemoral prostheses will be completed by students in the lab portion of this course. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OPT 2010, OPT 2010L, OPT 2110, OPT 2110L, OPT 2210, OPT 2210L

Concurrent requisite(s):
OPT 2250L

OPT 2310
Spinal Orthotics
4

Introduces orthotic/prosthetic technology students to the history of spinal orthoses. Students will acquire a working knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and bony landmarks of the spine and torso. They will also acquire knowledge of pathologies and disorders of the spine and torso. Fabrication of spinal orthoses will be completed by students in the lab portion of this course. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OPT 2010, OPT 2010L, OPT 2110, OPT 2110L, OPT 2210, OPT 2210L

Concurrent requisite(s):
OPT 2310L

OPT 2510
Orthotics/Prosthetic Clinical Internship
4

Introduces orthotic/prosthetic technology students to the public and private practice. Students will acquire a working knowledge of the orthotic and prosthetic lab and participate in the fabrication of orthoses and prostheses devices for patients. This is the externship portion of the program. 240 hours are required by accreditations standards. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

OPT 2910
Orthotic/Prosthetic Technology Review (Capstone)
3

Focuses on the didactic lectures and lab learning exercises which review the subject matter needed to successfully complete the American Board For Certification Technician examinations. The course will consist of a review of already acquired knowledge and technical skills. Students’ areas of test weaknesses and strengths will be identified through practice exams with instructor feedback. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
OPT 2010, OPT 2050, OPT 2110, OPT 2210, OPT 2250, OPT 2310

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