Orthotics and Prosthetics are the rapidly changing fields involving orthopedic braces (orthoses) and artificial limbs (prostheses). The industry provides a vital service to the rehabilitation medicine community and to individuals with disabilities. The Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology program at JJC will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and hand skills required in the industry. Through general education, core curriculum and specific O and P courses, the student will gain good verbal and graphical communication skills, a working knowledge of measurements and mathematics, basic human anatomy and medical terminology and specific technical skills required to perform the work of an O and P technician. Completion of the AAS degree will allow the student to be eligible to sit for the Registered Technician certification exam.
General Education Requirements*: 15 Semester Hours
*Please note: Any higher-level general education courses can be substituted for the required courses.