Delivery: O&P Fitter AAS degree: Morning, afternoon or evening classes, M-F.
Start: O&P Fitter AAS degree courses: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time.
Delivery: OPCA Assistant Diploma: Day classes, M-F.
Start: OPCA Assistant Diploma: Fall start only; Full-Time.
Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time.
About the Program
Admission to the OPCA Diploma program requires a special application and is highly competitive. The college may not be able to accept all applicants who meet the minimum admission standards. Students who earn the Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinical Applications Diploma will meet the requirements to be employed as an Orthotic/Prosthetic Assistant or enter a Baccalaureate degree or a Master’s degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics.
- Transform people’s lives with a career that blends science, technology, healthcare, and artistic design
- Care for patients with conditions of the limbs and spine by fabricating devices known as braces (orthoses)
- Provide care for patients with a partial or total absence of a limb by fabricating artificial limbs (prostheses)
Interested in a career in Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinical Applications? Schedule a program tour!
Century College’s Orthotic and Prosthetic Practitioner Programs have transitioned to a Master’s Degree in partnership with Concordia University. Details are available online at Concordia University’s Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics (MSOP) program. Century College courses are a required prerequisite.
Learn more about O & P’s status nationwide
Read Century Orthotic and Prosthetic Program Stands Tall in the State — and Nation (White Bear Press, 11/9/16)
Special Application Required
This program requires special admission. You must apply for general admission first before submitting the special OPCA application.
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Cost & Financial Aid
As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.
Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
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This new program’s accreditation is pending.
Average Wage: $14.50/hour
Top Earners: $19.00/hour
Average Wage: $17.93/hour
Top Earners: $23.28/hour