|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
|BIOL 120C||Human Biology||3||2||4|
|ENGL 101C||English Composition||4||0||4|
|HLTH 101C||Medical Terminology||3||0||3|
|PSYC 105C||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|ENGL 120CMC||Communicating Mindfully or|
|ENGL xxxC||English Elective *||3||0||3|
|MATH 120C||Topics in Applied College Mathematics or|
|MATH xxxC||Math Elective **||4||0||4|
|PSYC 220C||Human Growth & Development||3||0||3|
|SOCI 105C||Introduction to Sociology||3||0||3|
|IST 102C||PC Applications||3||0||3|
|PHIL 242C||Contemporary Ethical Issues||3||0||3|
|#ORTH 101C||Orthopaedic Anatomy & Physiology I||3||0||3|
|#ORTH 103C||Basic Radiology Interpretation||3||0||3|
|#ORTH 105C||Casting and Splinting I ***||2||2||3|
|#ORTH 116C||Sterile Techniques||1||3||2|
|#ORTH 102C||Orthopaedic Anatomy & Physiology II||3||0||3|
|#ORTH 104C||Physical Assessment of the Orthopaedic Patient||3||2||4|
|#ORTH 113C||Orthopaedic Patient Care||2||2||3|
|#ORTH 114C||Custom Bracing||1||2||2|
|#ORTH 150C||Spring Externship||0||12||2|
|#ORTH 205C||Casting and Splinting II ***||2||2||3|
|#ORTH 220C||Senior Externship and Capstone Experience+||1||16||6|
NOTE: Students must achieve grades of "C" or higher in all general education courses, including HLTH 101C and IST 102C, to be eligible to register for ORTH 101C and other major field courses.
# Indicates major field courses.
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
Curriculum for students entering program in 2015-16
Prospective Orthopaedic Technology Students
For a more in-depth look into the Orthopaedic Technology Program, please visit our blackboard site at http://ccsnh.blackboard.com (username: nhtiotc password: student)
The Associate in Science in Orthopaedic Technology program educates students in the care of orthopaedic patients through major field courses, combined with the breadth of a general education curriculum to provide students with a solid foundation for further education. Students will be specially trained to assist orthopaedic physicians in hospitals, clinics and private practice offices in the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries or conditions.
The applicant must complete a course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Airway Obstruction Management for the Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer before program registration. All applicants must submit an essay focused on their interest in Orthopaedic Technology, and attend a personal interview with the program coordinator.
Upon successful completion of this program, candidates will be prepared to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board of Certified Orthopaedic Technologists. This program is recognized by the National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists (NAOT).
This program is financial aid eligible. To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must submit an official, final high school transcript, or the equivalent documentation that demonstrates high school completion, to the NHTI Admissions Office.
Specific Admission Requirements
For Fall 2016 Admission
Preference will be given to applicants whose applications are complete (with the exception of the interview) and received by the NHTI Admissions Office no later than to March 11, 2016, for Fall 2016 admission.
NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.
Standards have been established to provide guidance to students as to the skills and abilities required to function successfully in the program and ultimately in the profession. Applicants who think they may not be able to meet one or more of the technical standards should contact department head or faculty to discuss individual cases.