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Diploma in Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician George Brown College - Waterfront Campus George Brown College - Waterfront Campus, Canada

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CAD 20127

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 110

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

The practice-oriented and hands-on Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician program teaches students to be competent with many hand tools and specialized machines used in the fabrication of orthotic and prosthetic devices. This program is unique in Canada.

The practice-orientated, hands-on Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician (S102) two-year diploma program prepares individuals in the technical aspects of orthotic and prosthetic management. Students will learn to be competent in the use of many hand tools and specialized machines for the fabrication of orthotic and prosthetic devices. It is taught at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre by faculty currently working in the field.

The program has many unique activities that have become fixtures in the operation of the program. Since the inception of the program, it is mandatory for all second-year technical students to present a related topic in a formal setting. These "Grand Rounds" sessions occur once a month in the presence of faculty, students and professionals from the field.

The program has a formalized Curriculum Committee, which meets regularly and includes practicing technicians and clinicians. The Curriculum Committee must ensure that the Orthotic-Prosthetic Technical program is responsive to and reflective of the most up-to-date technical theories in the profession.

Over the course of two years, students will learn how to make the following devices to help rehabilitate individuals with disabilities:

  • orthoses (braces and splints)
  • prostheses (artificial limbs)

New techniques, including additive design and manufacture (3D printing), support the demand for technically competent people in this field.

Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate demonstrates the ability to:

  • Perform all primary fabricating procedures such as vacuum molding, laminations, bending and aligning components and other such processes.
  • Perform all required technical skills such as fastening, sanding, gluing, cutting, drilling, etc., at a reasonable level of competence.
  • Identify and perform tasks involved in the repair and maintenance of prostheses and orthoses.
  • Identify and describe the common materials used in orthotic and prosthetic practice and demonstrate the proper use of such materials.
  • Develop an efficient and effective protocol for the fabrication of orthoses and prostheses, based on the appropriate prescription and directions of the certified orthotist or prosthetist.
  • Identify and demonstrate the proper procedures, operating specifications and common safety practices in the use of machines, tools and the handling of materials required in the fabrication of orthoses and prostheses.
  • Demonstrate a competent knowledge in the application and function of common orthotic and prosthetic appliances and their corresponding components and systems.
  • Demonstrate the common orthotic and prosthetic bench or static alignment procedures necessary to prepare the orthotic or prosthetic appliance for patient fitting and articulate the principles (biomechanical, anatomical, etc.) used in determining such alignments.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the pertinent biomechanical, anatomical, physiological and pathological concepts necessary for the effective implementation of technical and clinical procedures in the delivery of orthotic and prosthetic care.
  • Appreciate the need to keep abreast of new techniques and developments with respect to orthotic and prosthetic care and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the research and development of more effective prosthetic and orthotic designs and procedures.
  • Appreciate the roles the orthotic/prosthetic professional bodies play in the maintenance of standards and the development of the profession and be willing to contribute toward its advancement.
  • Appreciate the roles of the various health team members involved in the delivery of orthotic and prosthetic care.
  • Be familiar with issues related to the supervision of support personnel and laboratory activities and also the administrative duties required in the management of a prosthetic/orthotic practise.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Sep 2024

Closed

Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)
    • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or grade 12 (C or U)
    • Grade 11 Biology (C or U) or grade 12 (U)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

20127

Tuition Fee
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CAD 110

Application Fee
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12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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Scholarships

Scholarships for international students

Scholarships for international students at George Brown College are generally in-program awards based on students’ academic performance (and other criteria) at George Brown College after the beginning of the academic program.


Please note the following:

  • Only successful applicants will be notified
  • Successful scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply again for a second scholarship or bursary
  • All award recipients require a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN). Awards are considered part of a student’s taxable income for the year. The College will issue T4A forms to all recipients in the spring of the year following the year in which the award was issued
  • Awards are provided for returning students based on the eligibility requirements as outlined below.


George Brown College Funded Scholarships


Diploma/Degree Scholarships
Thirty-one scholarships to be awarded to eligible returning students in full-time post-secondary programs (diploma or degree) as follows:

  • Fall competition- 14 worth $5,000 and 17 worth $1,000
  • Winter competition- 6 worth $5,000 and 9 worth $1,000


Application deadlines:

  • For Fall competition: Deadline is September 30th
  • For Winter competition: Deadline is January 31st


To qualify an applicant must:

  • be an international student with a valid Study Permit
  • be registered in a full-time 2, 3 or 4-year diploma or degree program
  • have completed at least two consecutive semesters of study with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 prior to the current semester
  • have participated in activities that have made a contribution to other students, their academic department and/or the College community in general
  • has not previously been awarded a scholarship through the George Brown College International Centre


Certificate Scholarships
The award is available to eligible returning students in full-time post-secondary Certificate or Post Graduate Certificate program (2 or 3 semesters) as follows:

Scholarships of $2,000:

  • 12 awards for January competition
  • 10 awards for May competition
  • 10 awards for September competition


To Apply
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must be an international student
  • Student must have at least completed 1 semester
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • The student must be actively involved in the Community (college and/or external)


Application deadlines:

  • For January competition: Deadline is January 31ST
  • For May competition: Deadline is May 31ST
  • For September competition: Deadline is September 30TH


Externally Funded Scholarships


Kimokran (Toronto) Scholarship

The Kimokran scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to an international student based on academic performance and community involvement. To qualify an applicant must:

  • be an international student with a valid Study Permit
  • be registered in a full-time diploma or degree program
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 in at least two full semesters of consecutive study have participated in activities that have made a contribution to other students, their Department/School and/or the College community


Assist-On ScholarshipThe Assist-On scholarship is a scholarship of $1,000 that is awarded to an international student based on academic performance and community involvement. The student must be in a Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate program.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must be an international student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3
  • The student must be actively involved in the Community (college and/or external)

 

 

 


Woori Education Scholarship

The Woori Education Scholarship is a scholarship of $2,000 that is awarded to an international student based on academic performance and community involvement. To qualify the applicant must:

  • be an international student with a valid Study Permit
  • be registered in a full-time diploma or degree program
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 in at least two full semesters of consecutive study
  • have participated in activities that have made a contribution to other students, their Department/School and/or the College community

 

To Apply

Please apply online for International Centre Scholarships through STU-VIEW. To apply you must be enrolled full-time in a program as an International Student

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