Courses in the Program

 

Fall Semester:

  • OT 110
  • OT 111
  • OT 112

Spring Semester:

  • OT 210
  • OT 211
  • OT 212

Summer Semester:

  • OT 214
  • OT 215



     

Please see Pre-requisite Alert page in the class schedule.

 

Course Descriptions:

 

Orthopedic Technology 110

OT110 - Orthopedic Anatomy and Physiology

 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthopedic Technology Program
Corequisite: Orthopedic Technology 111

 

A study of the development of the muscular-skeletal systems with the emphasis on gross anatomy of the bones, artierial and venous perfusion, and relevant nervous innervation as they relate to the treatment of orthopedic injuries. Transfers to CSU

 

Orthopedic Technology 111

OT 111 - Orthopedic Techniques I

 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthopedic Technology Program
Corequisite: Orthopedic Technology 110

 

An introduction to cast room protocols, including instrumentation, the techniques for the application of the basic types of casts and the special considerations required for treatment of orthopedic trauma cases. The course will include the application of orthopedic casts in the campus laboratory setting and clinical setting. Transfers to CSU

 

Orthopedic Technology 210

OT 210 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Orthopedic Technology 110 and 111
Corequisite: Orthopedic Technology 211 and 212

 

This course provides advanced instruction in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic disorders. Students will be provided techniques for the treatment of orthopedic injuries. This course also offers a campus laboratory designed to teach students advanced application of orthopedic devices for patients with acute and chronic injuries. Transfers to CSU

 

Orthopedic Technology 211

OT 211 - Orthopedic Techniques II

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Orthopedic Technology 110 and 111
Corequisite: Orthopedic Technology 210 and 212

 

This course is a continuation of Orthopedic Technology 111 with emphasis on advanced cast room protocols, instrumentation, orthopedic casting techniques and the assessment and treatment of casting complications. Emphasis will be on the application of advanced assessment and diagnosis of orthopedic injuries through the analysis of x-rays. Application of special casts, pediatric casts, full-body casts and various traction configurations and techniques. Transfers to CSU

 

Orthopedic Technology 212

OT 212 - Supervised Hospital Clinical Practicum I

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Orthopedic Technology 110 and 111
Corequisite: Orthopedic Technology 210 and 211

 

This course is designed to provide clinical application of orthopedic technology in a hospital environment. Students participate in the normal day-to-day activities of an orthopedic service where they develop and refine their skills in the application of orthopedic casts, set up and application of traction devices and the pre and post operative care of the orthopedic patient. The student is required to demonstrate clinical orthopedic competencies as part of this course. Transfers to CSU

 

Orthopedic Technology 214

OT 214 - Supervised Hospital Clinical Practicum II

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Orthopedic Technology 210,211 and 212 or equivalent.

 

This course is a continuation of Orthopedic Technology 212, Supervised Clinical Practicum I, and is designed to teach the clinical application of orthopedic techniques in the clinical environment. Students will apply casts, assist in the reduction of fractures, apply and maintain traction configurations and devices, apply total body casts, and assist the orthopedic surgeon in minor and major surgical procedures. Students will also participate in pre and post operative patient teaching. Transfers to CSU