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Orthopedic Technology

***IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE*** 03/16/2020
PLEASE NOTE: the Orthopedic Technology Program Office is currently physically closed. If you would like to reach us, please communicate via email to:
Health Professions Specialist- 
OR Ortho Tech Program Coordinator- 
Thank you!




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Preview Meetings                                                                            

Program Preview Meetings are held throughout the year. If you would like find out more about the Orthopedic Technology profession and program - COME JOIN US!

Please RSVP to Denise Gilbert via email at -- virtual meeting information will only be sent to those who RSVP/register.



Influenza update (10/2018)
Following the fall 2018 semester, the Orthopedic Tech Program will no longer be able to accept a declination of the flu vaccine for any reason due to recent requirements enacted by our local clinical facilities.  Students are required to be vaccinated yearly. 

Upon Entering the Orthopedic Technology Program                            

ALL Orthopedic Technology students will be required to complete a background check and urine drug screenTHIS IS A HOSPITAL/HEALTH CARE AGENCY REQUIREMENT.

The day of your urine drug test, 
DO NOT drink more than 8 oz. of any liquid. If you drink an excessive amount of liquid prior to conducting your urine drug screen, the results will be diluted and / or altered and therefore incomplete. If your drug screen results come back dilute, you will not be able to be placed in clinical settings therefore, you will be ineligible to enter the Orthopedic Technology Program.

Any prior conviction of a misdemeanor or felony may influence eligibility for licensure as a Orthopedic Technologist. A flagged background check or drug screen may also prohibit entrance and / or participation in the Orthopedic Technology Program. Applicants with prior convictions are required to contact the Dean of Allied Health and Nursing for confidential advisement and planning prior to applying to the program. 

If you feel that you might not be eligible for licensure due to a prior arrest or conviction, please contact the Grossmont College Allied Health and Nursing Department to speak with the Dean. To make an appointment with the Dean, please call (619) 644-7149 to discuss your options.  

Effective January 01, 2012
If you are enrolled or have accepted a seat into any other Grossmont College Health Professions Program, you will be ineligible to receive an invitation to the Orthopedic Technology Program. Students wishing to apply to the Orthopedic Technology Program must apply for an entry date which does not conflict with the completion of the Health Professions Program you are currently enrolled in.

"All communication between the program office and the student is by email. All emails sent to students on the waitlist and currently in the program are sent with a delivery and read receipt. If you chose not to check the read receipt, the program is not responsible if the student states that they did not receive the email".

Last Updated: 06/24/2020


Denise Gilbert
Health Professions Specialist
Phone: (619) 644-7303
Fax: (619) 644-7910

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District