Our students develop their skills through internships with local clinics. They strengthen their compassion for the patients and gain an awareness of diversity.
Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) is the design, fabrication, and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. A variety of appealing employment opportunities are open to you when you earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology:
The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics is a 73 hour, 2 year program - one of only six in the United States. Your degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics will qualify you for certification by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics as a technician and orthotic fitter.
Students must also successfully complete an internship, which substantially increases knowledge and earning power.
Orthotic and Prosthetic technicians can own their own business or work in industry. Salaries are highly competitive and continue to rise.
This is a career field that needs YOU! Only a handful of people work in this profession, which numbers about 4,789 practioners nationwide. Oklahoma has 65. By 2010, the industry predicts 33 percent of American amputees will have difficulty locating a prosthetist, who provides custom-designed and fabricated artificial limbs.
The Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education. Graduates from our accredited program gain an edge in the industry.