This program is very practice-oriented with students learning to be competent with the use of many hand tools and specialized machines in the fabrication of orthotic and prosthetic devices. Students learn how to make orthoses (braces and splints) and prostheses (artificial limbs), which are fitted to help rehabilitate individuals with disabilities. It is a field in which many new materials, techniques and controls create an increasing demand for technically competent people.
The orthotic/prosthetic technician makes prostheses and orthoses from technical specifications, measurements and plaster casts using a variety of materials, such as thermosetting and thermoforming plastics, metal, fabrics and leather.
This program will appeal to students who have good hand skills and a strong background in math and human sciences.
Graduates will be eligible for professional registration, two years post-graduation, by the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists. For more information on this program, please call 416-480-5783, or e-mail email@example.com .
This program is unique in Ontario.
ORTH1007 Materials and laboratory Techniques I
KINE1010 Kinesiology I
ORTH1008 Fabrication Theory
GSSC1059 The World of Work
COMM1007 College English
PATH1013 Pathology for Orthotics/Prosthetics I
ORTH1009 Materials and laboratory Techniques II
ORTH1010 Fabrication Theory
KINE1014 Kinesiology II
COMP1082 Computer Skills and Applications
GNED General Education Elective (choose two)
ORTH2009 Materials and laboratory Techniques III
ORTH2011 Externally Powered Orthotics/Prosthetics Rehabilitation Techniques
ORTH2010 Fabrication Theory
KINE1003 Kinesiology/Biomechanics for Technicians I
ORTH2012 Pre-Graduate Work Experience I
GSCI1056 Computers in Our Society
ORTH2016 Materials and laboratory Techniques IV
ORTH2015 Professional Issues in Orthotics/Prosthetics
ORTH2013 Pre-Graduate Work Experience II
ORTH2017 Fabrication Theory
KINE1005 Kinesiology/Biomechanics for Technicians II
ORTH2014 Advanced Material Orthotics/Prosthetics Techniques
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Tuition $5, 576.00 *Additional Cost
Material fees are due in full at the time of your initial payment. If you have applied for OSAP, your initial payment must include the full materials fees plus the OSAP deferral fee.
* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2011. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2012 and at later dates.
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Additional Mandatory Requirements
Pre-placement Health Form
- Upon acceptance and confirmation into the program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for this program. This may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
- All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
- Details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the Pre-placement website at www.georgebrown.ca/preplacement.
Police Vulnerable Sector Check (must be valid annually)
How Do I Apply to the Program
- In compliance with requests from our placement partners, all students in this program are required to have a police vulnerable sector check completed and must be renewed annually before entering into field or clinical placement.
- The police vulnerable sector check application process typically takes 2 to 3 months but under some circumstances can take from four to eight months. This is required to protect the clientele of our placement partner agencies, who are considered “vulnerable persons” under the law.
- Students are responsible for ensuring that the police record check covers appropriateness for “individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s)”.
- Students are required to keep the original copy of their police vulnerable sector check. Students who are unable to provide a clear police reference check may not be able to start their field clinical placement and therefore unable to complete the program. Students who are not eligible to attend their practice placement due to a “not clear” status will jeopardize their progress in the program.
- Failure to meet the requirements for field placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment.
- The fees for the police record check vary and must be paid by the student. For more information, please visit the Pre-placement website at http://www.georgebrown.ca/preplacement/record_check
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