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Health Science

Orthopedic Technology

Be part of the exciting health science field!

Students will be taught the skills and techniques necessary to be employed working with orthopedic physicians to treat patients in a variety of health care settings.

The program provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a competent orthopedic technologist performing the following services: routine office and departmental procedures; applying, adjusting and removing casts, splints, and braces; setting up, adjusting, and maintaining traction configurations; assisting with the care of acutely injured patients; and assisting the physician in the reduction and/or manipulation of orthopedic injuries. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices.


Additional Skills Covered:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Bloodborne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
  • Braces and Traction Skills
  • Casting & Splinting Skills
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • Employability Skills
  • Growth & Development
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Medical Errors
  • Medical Terminology
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Patient Assessment Skills
  • Radiology – Basic Interpretation Skills
  • Sterile Techniques
  • Surgical Orthopedic Procedure Theory



  • Registration processes for Health Science classes vary by program. For information specific to Medical Assisting, please e-mail the counselor at  [email protected].
  • Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must attend a Health Science program orientation.  At that time, information about the required Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission, will be fully explained. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor for specific information.


Industry Certification Exam & State Credential:

Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.


College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:

Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System. Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.

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To get started in the Orthopedic Technology program, sign up for an ATC Program Information Session.

Program Info

Program Length:

800 hours (approximately 8 months – full time)

Program Offered:


Delivery Method:

Traditional – 100% classroom based
Hybrid – Less than 100% of instructional hours via distance education (online)

Days & Times:


  • Monday – Friday
    7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Note: Clinical externship hours may vary.