Orthotic/Prosthetic Tehcnician is a practice-oriented, hands-on program that teaches students to be competent in the use of many hand tools and specialized machines for the fabrication of orthotic and prosthetic devices.
Students learn how to make the following devices to help rehabilitate individuals with disabilities:
- orthoses (braces and splints)
- prostheses (artificial limbs)
New materials, techniques and controls create an increasing demand for technically competent people in this field.
The orthotic/prosthetic technician makes prostheses and orthoses from technical specifications, measurements and plaster casts using a variety of materials, such as:
- thermosetting resins
- thermoforming plastics
This program will appeal to students who have:
- good hand skills
- a strong background in math and human sciences
This program is unique in Ontario.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes