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Applying to the Ortho Tech Program


Application Process

Applying to the Orthopedic Technology Program

  • Download Application
  • Complete the required prerequisite of Human Anatomy: Biology 140 or equivalent with a grade "C" or higher. (Anatomy & Physiology I- Biology 144 is also accepted)  Equivalency Grid
  • Complete all required Hospital/Healthcare Agency immunizations and/or tests.
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)- 2 vaccinations and/or positive test for immunity.
    • Hepatitis B (Hep B)- 3 vaccinations and a positive test for immunity. *The Hepatitis B series, if taken on schedule, will take approximately 7 months to complete with immunity testing.  Please plan accordingly. (Please reference the Health Professions Immunization form for clarity).
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Accellular Pertussis (Tdap)- 1 vaccine given within the past 10 years.
    • Varicella (Chickenpox)- 2 vaccinations and/or positive test for immunity.


Your completed Application Packet should include the following:

  1. A completed Orthopedic Technology application
  2. A sealed, official transcript for the required Anatomy prerequisite.  If the course was taken at GCCCD, the Orthopedic Technology Program office will obtain the transcript for you.
  3. Proof of completion of High School, equivalent or a higher degree.
  4. Proof of completion of all required immunizations/tests listed below.

Applications must be submitted in person to the Orthopedic Technology Program Office unless residing outside of San Diego County.

Grossmont College Orthopedic Technology Program
Building 34, Room 256
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 644-7550 Office
(619) 644-7961 Fax

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 Orthopedic Technology has a prerequisite that must be completed prior to submitting an application: Successful completion of BIO 140 (Human Anatomy)or BIO 144 (Anatomy & Physiology I) 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 blood test for
    A negative (non-immune) seropositivity test result must include a booster or repeat of series, and a re-test for seropositivity 30 days following the booster. ( 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) -  within 10 years of applying
Varicella - series of 2 vaccinations or seropositivity.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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