OPT 100 - Introduction to Orthotics and Prosthetics
Credit Hours 2
Lecture: 1 Lab: 2
The OPT program is a selective enrollment program. Admission to the program is based on performance in OPT 100. Students are selected upon their mechanical ability and academic aptitude. Students are given the opportunity to evaluate their role in the profession and decide if orthotics and prosthetics is a career path they would like to follow. Instructors are given the opportunity to evaluate students with respect to mechanical skill and academic aptitude for selection to the program.
The course is designed to familiarize students with the profession of orthotics and prosthetics. Emphasis will be placed on professional practice and the role of the technician. The course will also include laboratory projects to introduce students to basic skills and knowledge they require to become orthotic prosthetic technicians. Requirements for certification as well as job placement opportunities will be covered. This introductory course will consist of lecture, laboratory and projects designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the profession.
OPT 100 is the gateway to the program and students must be selected for the program based upon their performance in this course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department -
Students must interview with the program director
Possess a high school diploma or GED
Possess an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
Completed English 101 or higher
Completed Math 107 or higher
Math 108 can be taken concurrently with OPT 100
Is course repeatable for credit? No
Is this course variable hours? No
Mode of Delivery
Is this a Human Relations/Diversity Course? No