St. Petersburg College launches O&P associate’s degree program

St. Petersburg College is accepting applications for its new associate in science degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology.

The coursework meets a growing demand for certified technicians who can fabricate, repair and maintain O&P devices under the direction of certified orthotists and prosthetists, according to a press release. The 2-year program, conducted at the J.E. Hanger College of Orthotics and Prosthetics Health Education Center, begins in August.

 “St. Petersburg College is the only educational institution in the United States to offer orthotic and prosthetic education of all levels and scopes,” Arlene Gillis, program director, stated in the release. “Our Comprehensive Innovation Center houses O&P continuing education courses, certificate classes, an associate degree, bachelor’s degree and master’s level education. Having a complete orthotic and prosthetic career ladder means that SPC is a ‘one-stop shop’ for O&P education and students can enter the field in a variety of ways, adding to their credentials if they choose to continue their education.”


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