Become An Orthopaedic Technician

Westervelt College’s Orthopaedic Technician Diploma Program can help fast-track you into a career path working under the direction of with orthopaedic professionals in hospital and clinic environments. 

In only 12 months, you’ll have the skills and career-focused training needed to provide safe and effective care in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions!

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Take Charge Of Your Career & Become An Orthopaedic Technician

Program highlights:

  • This program includes an eight-week work practicum that puts your new skills and training into practice
  • Learn about fractures, treatments and rehab, musculoskeletal assessments, radiology interpretation and medical terminology
  • Learn about orthopaedic equipment and appliances, such as splinting and casting, sterile and wound care management, tissue healing, fabricating of braces, bracing substitutes and the principles of traction therapy
  • Study the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, patient care and interpersonal skills and earn your CPR and First Aid certification
  • And much more!

You’ll get assistance with promoting your new skills, writing a resume and cover letter and developing your job search and interviewing skills. You’ll also receive ongoing post-graduation support from our Graduate Employment Services Department and access to the Westervelt Employer Network.

Use our online form to learn more about our Orthopaedic Technician Diploma Program. We’ll give you information on admissions procedures, financing options, field-related work placements and more. With flexible start dates, you can start the program as soon as you’re ready.  Why wait? Let Westervelt College put you on the career path doing something you love!

Southwestern Ontario Employers Who Hire Westervelt Graduates


After receiving my training at Westervelt, I turned my focus to my career search. Within two weeks of graduating I received numerous calls from employers in London. At one point, there were two companies competing with job offers for me!

Melissa W.