Melissa Oakley Ockert
Tech (Building 9), room 101B
919-536-7233, ext. 8127
Wynn (Building 10), room 201
919-536-7200, ext. 1804
Plan of Study(Courses by Semester)
* This program is financial aid eligible.
Orthopaedic Technology Certificate
Students will become proficient in plaster and synthetic casting techniques and applications, removing casts properly applying traction, detect deficiencies in the procedure and supplies, make indicated adjustments for casts, and assist the orthopaedic surgeon in the OR.
The program is offered in a hybrid format meaning that classes are offered in a combination of online and seated formats. Lab hours are held in person and are scheduled in the evening to accommodate working students. Clinical hours will be held during the day to align with Orthopaedic working hours.
Employment opportunities are available in a variety of clinical settings including orthopaedic clinics, hospitals, independent surgical centers, and ambulatory care settings.
How to Apply
- Apply to the College
New students who are not currently enrolled at Durham Tech should apply to the College using the Health Tech Students then Steps to Apply.
- Apply to the Program
Apply to the Orthopaedic Technology program using the program application form.
Submit program applications electronically to Admissions, Registration, and Records (not Health and Wellness). Drop off locations are also listed on the Electronic Document Submission webpage
Upcoming Program Events
Estimated Tuition and Fees
Orange County Campus