Pedorthics Practice Management

Orthotic & Prosthetic (O&P) technicians assist the disabled by fabricating the orthopedic braces (orthoses) and artificial limbs (prostheses) necessary for their rehabilitation. O&P technicians are trained and skilled to provide comprehensive O&P technical support services and possess the knowledge to interact with clinical prosthetists and orthotists. Providing orthotic and prosthetic care involves the application of clinical and technical processes to meet patient rehabilitation objectives.

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician program at Francis Tuttle provides a comprehensive education in each discipline. The curriculum is designed to introduce an entry-level student to the fundamentals of orthotic and prosthetic equipment and materials. Thereafter, the student will acquire knowledge in polymer processes, the strength of materials, and applied biomechanical principles to develop and totally customize an orthosis (brace) or prosthesis (artificial limb). A student may choose to enroll in the Orthotic Technician and/or Prosthetic Technician career major.

Upon completion of each discipline, students will receive a certificate of completion. The academic requirements differ for Certificates for Orthotic Technician and Prosthetic Technician. Graduates of the Orthotic Technician or Prosthetic Technician career major(s) are eligible to take the associated national certification exam given by the American Board for Certification (ABC). Those who pass are registered by the board as a Certified Technician in Orthotics – CTO or Certified Technician in Prosthetics. Exam application is through American Board for Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.

At A Glance

Open To

Adults

Campus

Rockwell Students attend a mandatory, two-week boot camp at the Francis Tuttle Rockwell Campus in Oklahoma City. All other coursework is completed online.

Total Hours Required

350 hours

Length

4.5 months

Includes 4 months part-time through online instruction, plus 2 weeks full-time boot camp.

Times

Students are responsible for completing 15 hours of online education per week on their own schedule, with instructor support available Monday through Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am -10:30 am. During the mandatory, on-site boot camp (80 hours), attendance is required from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Start dates are available in August, September, October, November, January, February, March, and June.

Student Resources

Application Packet

Courses

  • Pedorthics Business Management 40 hours
  • Pedorthics Equipment and Materials 30 hours
  • Pedorthics Human Anatomy and Physiology 60 hours
  • Introduction to Lower Limb Orthotics and Prosthetics 20 hours
  • Pedorthic Patient Management 200 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Certified Pedorthist (C.ped) issued by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics - $400.00

Tuition & Fees

  • In-State Tuition - $770.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbooks - $320.00
  • Background Check – $45.00
  • Certifications – $400.00

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

In-State Adult Students - $1,550.00

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Certified Pedorthist (C.ped) issued by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics - $400.00

Tuition & Fees

  • Out-of-State Tuition - $1,540.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbooks - $320.00
  • Background Check – $45.00
  • Certifications – $400.00

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Out-of-State Adult Students - $2,320.00

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$23,709 to $51,470

annually

Gainful Employment

N/A

Pass Rate

86

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Hospitals, private pedorthic facilities, orthotic and prosthetic facilities, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals

Pedorthics major