Orthotics & Prosthetics

O&P Technician Programs

Technician programs provide students with the fundamental knowledge and hand skills needed to fabricate and repair prostheses and orthoses according to patient measurements and casts in compliance with a physician's prescription. While technicians play a vital role in the fabrication of devices, they are not trained to provide direct patient care.

The O&P technician program colleges across the nation have formed the HOPE Consortium to work collaboratively to enhance education in the field of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics. The Consortium is committed to developing new certifications and programs in response to industry need, adding online learning opportunities to increase program capacity and expand our ability to give prior learning credit for professional experience. The HOPE Consortium was launched through an investment by the US Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.

The following O&P technician programs are NCOPE-accredited and offer an associate degree program and a certificate program. They are:

Successful completion of your education and certification means great job security and opportunities nationwide.

Additional information about O&P schools may be found at on the NCOPE website.

For information about becoming a certified O&P technician, visit the ABC website.