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Orthopaedic Technician

Does the thought of working in a hospital or clinic, alongside a team of medical professionals, helping patients recover from their injuries inspire you? If so, a career as an Orthopaedic Technician may be the perfect fit for you.


Program Duration
Full Time: 47 weeks
In-class schedule: Monday to Friday
Practicum Duration
330 hours
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.


As an orthopaedic technician, you will work directly with orthopaedic surgeons and apply, adjust, and remove casts, splints and traction equipment utilized in the care of orthopaedic patients. In addition, you will observe, monitor, report, and document changes in the patient’s physical, mental and emotional state, while providing safe, effective and quality care and support. In your position, it is essential that you have strong organizational and time management skills, the ability to work as a cohesive team member and independently, in a fast-paced environment. You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for caring for patients.

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This program is 47 weeks, including 330 hours of practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers. Our Orthopaedic Technician Diploma program covers areas such as: the fundamentals of orthopaedic care, fractures, treatments and rehabilitation, splinting, casting, wound care, medical terminology, how to use orthopaedic equipment and appliances, and interpersonal skills and patient care. It provides a balance between theoretical instruction and hands-on training in our state-of-the-art laboratory. During your clinical labs, you will learn how to cast and splint, gain an understanding of how to operate and adjust traction equipment, crutches, walkers, and other aides.


Beyond Anderson College’s industry-expert instructors, easy-to-use learning materials and real-world training – what sets us apart, is a community of support, sharing your interests and goals for creating a life-changing career path, one that will become like a family as you navigate your way to success.


  • Gain real-time knowledge and best practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through a practicum with orthopaedic technician employers
  • Apply skills acquired within our fully equipped training laboratory
  • Learn with your fellow classmates, through materials and practice, how to provide exceptional patient care and support and be part of a professional team


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