What is Orthotic & Prosthetic Technology?
The Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician designs, fabricates, repairs and maintains devices to provide the best possible fit, function, and appearance in consultation with the practitioner. The technician is an expert in techniques and materials used to fabricate devices and is skilled in the use of tools and machines.
Our graduates can go on to get a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences, which opens up the door to apply to any of the Master of Science Degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics programs. The MSPO degree is the minimal degree required to become a clinical O&P practitioner.
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The Orthotic & Prosthetic Technology program is nationally accredited by CAAHEP/NCOPE.
What are my Career Choices?
For Technicians, employment options are available throughout the United States in small and large practices, acute care hospitals, central fabrication facilities, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and rehabilitation hospitals.
- Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P) Fitters
- O&P Pedorthists
- O&P Technicians
- O&P Assistants
- O&P Practitioners
WHAT ARE MY DEGREES, DIPLOMA, AND CERTIFICATE OPTIONS?
The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
Students must complete ORP 100 in Summer or Fall prior to program start in Spring.
This program is housed at the Lexington Leestown Campus 164 Opportunity Way.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
Students who successfully complete the program are qualified to sit for the national certification exams for orthotic and prosthetic technicians.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.