The five institutions of the HOPE Careers Consortium are committed to training new practitioners in the latest Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) techniques.
- We are offering new certifications and credentials in response to industry need, and strengthening efforts inside our institutions to help move you, the qualified job seeker, into employment.
- We are adding online learning opportunities, making it possible for you to enroll in courses even if you are not geographically near one of the schools.
- We are expanding ways to give credit for your prior learning, which will allow you to complete a program in less time and reduce your costs.
- We are putting an articulation process in place at all member institutions to make it easier for you to transfer credits to four-year and graduate-level O&P programs.
Take a look below at what each of the partner institutions has to offer.
As a student in the Baker College O&P Technology associate degree program, you learn to apply analytical and technical skills to create orthopedic braces and artificial limbs. Students gain a solid understanding of design principles and fabrication techniques, using the newest technology in labs and courses taught by leading industry professionals. Graduates are eligible for the examinations offered by the American Board for Certification. Baker College O&P web page
For 40 years, Century College has trained individuals to become skilled workers in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. With diploma, degree, and certificate programs available, Century students receive a variety of essential credentials. The technical programs are accredited by the National Commission in Orthotics and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) and fulfills the requirement to sit for the American Board for Certification registration examination. Century College O&P web page
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology offers one of the O&P industry’s premier Technologies programs. Students learn from certified instructors possessing industry experience and graduates encounter high employment rates and forge strong relationships with industry partners. The OSU-IT O&P Technologies program is accredited by NCOPE. OSU-IT O&P web page
The Orthotics-Prosthetics Technology program at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is the only one offered in the western United States. Students gain hands-on experience and earn credentials for high-demand employment in one of today’s growing healthcare professions. Enrollment is open during Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters. The SFCC programs are accredited by NCOPE. SFCC O&P web page
Since 2005, St. Petersburg College has been a national leader in developing and providing O&P training through J.E. Hanger College of Orthotics and Prosthetics. At SPC, a combination of lectures and extensive hands-on lab experiences prepare students with the for a career dedicated to helping people restore physical function. The program prepares students to take the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Technician Certification Exams. SPC O&P web page