Orthotics and Prosthetics:
Make a Career of Making a Difference
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St. Petersburg College

College of Orthotics & Prosthetics


Orthotics and prosthetics is a career dedicated to creating and modifying devices that help people restore physical function and carry out their daily activities can be very rewarding. As a certified orthotic and/or prosthetic technician, you are a key member of a team committed to helping patients improve their quality of life.

Program features

Employment opportunities

Graduates of our program may be employed at any of the following:

Required courses for admission

Complete the following with grades of "C" or better:

General Education Requirements (18 credits)

* Visit www.spcollege.edu/program/GENR-AS for details.

Major Core Courses (Complete 38 credits)
PRO 1002C
Introduction to Orthotics & Prosthetics (2 credits)
PRO 1010C
Introduction to Basic Fabrication Hand Skills (2 credits)
PRO 1131C
Material Science (3 credits)
PRO 1312C
Ankle Foot Orthoses Fabrication (2 credits)
PRO 1372C
Upper Limb Orthosis Fabrication (2 credits)
PRO 1315C
Leather Work for the Lower Limb Orthosis (2 credits)
PRO 1314C
Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (2 credits)
PRO 1351C
Spinal Orthosis Fabrication (2 credits)
PRO 2302C
Transtibial Socket Inserts, Alignment and Duplication (2 credits)
PRO 2333C
Transfemoral Socket Fabrication (2 credits)
PRO 2362C
Transradial Prosthesis Fabrication (2 credits)
PRO 1320C
Thermoplastic Orthosis Fabrication (2 credits)
PRO 2011C
Advanced Procedures (2 credits)
PRO 2860C
Board Exam Review (2 credits)
PRO 2363C
Transhumeral Prosthesis Fabrication (2 credits)
PRO 1392C
Prosthetic Finishing Procedures (1-2 credits)
1PRO 2804C
Technician Practicum (2 credits)
2PRO 2804C
Technician Practicum (2 credits)
3PRO 2804C
Technician Practicum (2 credits)
  1. Topic: Lab Basics
  2. Topic: O&P Design Plans
  3. Topic: O&P Fabrication

Total: 60 credits

Learn more about the orthotic and prosthetic technician program at St. Petersburg College.