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ERIC Number: EJ779356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
OSU-Okmulgee's Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician Program Thrives
Smith, Sharon
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v82 n7 p32-33 Oct 2007
Students in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Technician Program at Oklahoma State University (OSU)-Okmulgee are provided with opportunities to develop multiple skill sets coveted by employers that will land them jobs in the industry as technicians, fitters or pedorthists. The program was recently restructured to become a technically based orthotic and/or prosthetic degree program. The vision of this program is to provide educational opportunities for persons seeking pre-certification coursework in pedorthics, technician training, certification in fitting and clinical internships. Today's orthotics and prosthetics professionals must be educated and versatile persons, proficient in multiple levels in order to support the certified clinician. While technicians in the field have been predominantly male, more women than men are enrolling in OSU-Okmulgee's program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma