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Orthopedic Technology



Orthopedic Technology




Spring 2014 Schedule for Health Professional Informational Meetings


Orthopedic Technologists are allied health professionals who assist Orthopedic Surgeons in the treatment of patients in a variety of health care environments. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices.

Orthopedic Technologists apply, adjust, and remove casts, splints, and braces. They also set up, adjust, and maintain traction configurations, assist with the care of acutely injured patients, and assist the physician in the reduction and/or manipulation of orthopedic injuries.

The one-year program is designed to provide Orthopedic Technology graduates with lifetime professional skills in a rapidly expanding allied health field.


This program has a prerequisite: Successful completion of BIO 140 or equivalent.

Effective November 01, 2013                                                                                               (posted 3/28/2013)
Students wishing to apply to the Orthopedic Technology Program must provide proof of the following immunizations and /or tests at time of application;
  1.  MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)- series of 2 vaccinations or seropositivity.

  2. Hepatitis B- series of 3 vaccinations and HBsAb Quantitative test for

    EA negative (non-immune) seropositivity test result must include
                   a booster or repeat of series, and a re-test for seropositivity. 
    ( Students are not eligible to decline without a physician's statement documenting an adverse reaction to HepB or a statement from their pastor indicating refusal for religious reasons)

  3. Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis)- 1 vaccination as of 2005.

  4. Varicella- series of 2 vaccinations or seropositivity. 

    TB (Tuberculosis)- not required at time of application.  This test will be required after invitation and acceptance to the program.  It is recommended students test 3 months prior to start of program.  Further information will be available at time of acceptance.
Applicants currently on the waitlist or those wishing to apply to the program prior to November 01, 2013:
The above required immunizations and/or tests will need to be submitted to the Orthopedic Technology  office by November 01, 2013 in order to remain on the waitlist and receive an invitation to the program.  If all required immunizations and/or tests are not complete and submitted to the OT office by the November 01, 2013 deadline date, your name will be removed from the waitlist.

Effective January 01, 2012

If you are enrolled or have accepted a seat into any other Grossmont College Health Professions Program, you will be ineligible to receive an invitation to the Orthopedic Technology Program . Students wishing to apply to the Orthopedic Technology Program must apply for an entry date which does not conflict with the completion of the Health Professions Program you are currently enrolled in.

All students must have completed the Hepatitis B Vaccinations (3) and test for Seropositivity in order to begin the program beginning with the fall 2013 cohort.
Please note that the series and seropositivity take approximately 7-8 months to complete. Applicants wishing to be considered for fall 2013 should begin the series immediately. Please contact your healthcare provider, for more information on the Hepatitis B Series of vaccinations.


"All communication between the program office and the student is by email. All emails sent to student on the waitlist and currently in the program are sent with a delivery and read receipt. If you chose not to check the read receipt, the program is not responsible if the student states that they did not receive the email".



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