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Upon Acceptance to Program

When notified of acceptance into the Orthopedic Technology Program each student is required to:  

Complete all admission requirements to attend Grossmont College.  Refer to the Grossmont College Website for details at www.grossmont.edu, or check with the Admissions and Records Office. 

  • Attend a mandatory Orthopedic Technology Program New Student Orientation
  • Complete the New Student Packet that will be provided to you by the OT office.  This New Student Packet is very detailed and contains deadlines on the following: 
    • ADB background check/drug screen
    • Current CPR training card for Health Care Providers through the American Heart Association
    • 2-Step Mantoux Tuberculin (TB tests)
    • Physical Examination
    • Influenza vaccination** Consent form  --- Influenza vaccination Declination form (Students are not eligible to decline without a physician's statement documenting an adverse reaction or a statement from their pastor indicating refusal for religious reasons)-
    • Signed release forms for standard physical requirements; photography and videography; medical records and computer lab policies
      • Read OT Handbook
      • Passport photo (one) 2x2
      • Purchase Scrubs
      • Order OT Program textbooks
      • Purchase Liability Insurance

**Influenza update- posted 7/07/2016
For the 2016-2017 flu season, the Orthopedic Technology Program will no longer accept FLU MIST (nasal spray) per new Federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  Students must have the influenza vaccination which is offered through Grossmont College Health Services or a physician's office.


IMPORTANT- Orthopedic Technology Students

Please be aware that students accepted to the program at Grossmont College are required to undergo a background check and a urine drug screening test before starting the program or being placed at a clinical site. The cost of these procedures may be $75 - $125. The student will be responsible for paying these fees.

It should be noted that failure to pass either or both of these procedures may interfere with clinical placement and/or acceptance of the student into the Ortho Tech Program.

Background Check/Drug Screen

The day of your urine drug test, DO NOT drink more than 8 oz. of any liquid. If you drink an excessive amount of liquid prior to conducting your urine drug screen, the results will be diluted and/or altered and therefore incomplete. If your drug screen results come back dilute, your will not be able to be placed in clinical settings therefore, you will be ineligible to enter the OT program.

Last Updated: 01/24/2018
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