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Orthopedic Technology Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Orthopedic technology programs prepare students to assist orthopedic physicians and surgeons. Allied health and vocational schools offer orthopedic technology training and award a certificate or associate's degree.

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How to Select an Orthopedic Technology School

Students interested in pursuing education and training in orthopedic technology should look for a school that is accredited by the National Association of Orthopedic Technologists (NAOT). The association recognizes only a small number of schools across the United States. Prospective students can search the NAOT website to find a list of approved orthopedic technology colleges.

Those who aren't able to attend an NAOT approved school should at least look for a program that prepares its graduates for certification from the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists (NBCOT).

Most orthopedic technology programs require an application for admission. Prospective students should check program requirements when choosing a school. Some orthopedic technology programs require a passing grade in a college anatomy course and some even require current first aid and CPR certifications.

Colleges and Universities by Largest Student Enrollment

College/University Student Population Institution Type
Ohio State University-Main Campus 53,715 4-year, Public
Northern Virginia Community College 42,663 2-year, Public
Pima Community College 34,136 2-year, Public
University of Connecticut 24,273 4-year, Public
Milwaukee Area Technical College 18,780 2-year, Public
Thomas Edison State College 17,369 4-year, Public
Anne Arundel Community College 15,149 2-year, Public
Brigham Young University-Idaho 14,276 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Universidad Del Este 12,291 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Phoenix College 10,917 2-year, Public
Ocean County College 9,811 2-year, Public
Minneapolis Community and Technical College 9,571 2-year, Public
Yavapai College 9,033 2-year, Public
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 8,145 2-year, Public
Waukesha County Technical College 7,606 2-year, Public
Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington 7,303 2-year, Public
Arapahoe Community College 7,204 2-year, Public
Clarion University of Pennsylvania 7,100 4-year, Public
Manchester Community College 6,649 2-year, Public
Eastern Arizona College 6,556 2-year, Public
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