Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician 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.
This is a full-time program open only to domestic students, with classes starting every September. (Winter and summer start options are not available.) It is taught at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre by faculty currently working in the field.
To be considered, applications must be submitted to OntarioColleges.ca by February 1 of each year.
Over the course of two years, students will 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 positive plaster casts using a variety of materials, such as:
- thermosetting resins
- thermoforming plastics
You should consider applying if you have:
- good hand skills
- a strong background in math and human sciences