NAOT Recognized Schools and Programs

NAOT recognizes schools with established orthopaedic technology programs that meet standards set by the NAOT Educational Review Committee.

Approved curricula for either associate degree or certificate Recognized Programs must consist of a minimum of 450 hours of instruction, comprised of both classroom lecture and practical laboratory instruction. Approved curricula must also include either a clinical rotation or an externship component of at least 200 hours. Students completing NAOT Recognized Programs are eligible to sit for the OTC® certification examination given by the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists following graduation and forego the qualifying requirement of two (2) years of full time on the job training in orthopaedics.

There are six orthopaedic technology programs in the United States which are NAOT Recognized. These programs are:

Atlantic Technical College

Orthopedic Technology Program
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
(754) 321-5158
Contact: Alvaro Ramirez, OTC

Central Georgia Technical College

Orthopedic Technology Program
3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, GA 31206
(478) 757-3568
Contact: Karen Higgins, OTC, Program Director

NHTI - Concord's Community College
Orthopaedic Technologist Certificate Program & Associate Degree Program
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301-7412
(603) 271-6484 ext. 4329
Degree program Web Page
Certificate Program Web Page
Contact: Susan Turcotte, RTR, OTC, Program Director

Click here to download program brochure.

East Stroudsburg University
Orthopedic Practitioner Program
Koehler Fieldhouse - Office 4
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
(570) 422-3314
Contact: Keith Vanic, PhD, ATC, OTC, Program Director

Grossmont College
Orthopedic Technology Program
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
(619) 644-7448
Email: &
Contact: Amanda Robbins, OTC, Program Coordinator & Liz Barrow, Program Director

Military Orthopaedic Specialty Course
3098 William Hardee Road BLDG 1393
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
(210) 808-4457
Contact: MSgt Jolie D. Zygulski