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Prosthetics and Orthotics Diploma of Technology


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  • Location
  • Length

    Two years, full-time, with intake in September of even numbered years.

  • Tuition Levels (approx)

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates

    Level 1 & 2: $1,750; Level 3: $265; Level 4: $190
    (general estimated cost, subject to change)

    Expenses
    Students are responsible for costs of travel to and from agencies where practicum or clinical seminars are held, and should be prepared to purchase certain clinical and technical instruments.

  • Credentials
    Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications accepted November 1st* to March 1st.*

*or next business day

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Note: This program runs every two years. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Three-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Requirements completed within the last five years

  • Related experience*

  • The following post-secondary academic level courses*:
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology â?? 6.0 credits

    • Chemistry â?? Grade 12 level chemistry or most half-course equivalent post-secondary chemistry courses

    • Physics â?? 3.0 credits (lab component not required).
      Biomechanics is NOT accepted

    • Statistics â?? 3.0 credits. Content should include statistical methods, probability theory, discrete and continuous random variables, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, analysis of variance, goodness of fit, confidence intervals, elementary non-parametric methods, exploratory data analysis and hypothesis testing, simple linear regression and contingency tables variances

    • Psychology â?? 3.0 credits of post-secondary psychology

  • Additional post-secondary academic courses*

*Applicants with preferred entrance requirements are to submit transcripts and supporting documentation with their online application.

The curriculum of study for the post-graduate Prosthetics and Orthotics program is based upon a strong undergraduate education that provides a solid foundation of knowledge, methods and attitudes. Admission is offered on a competitive basis, as the annual enrolment and class size is limited to 14 seats from the four Western Canadian Provinces.

Applicant Residency: This program is currently restricted to residents of Western Canada, including the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Residents of other areas of Canada and international students are not being considered at this time.

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

Read more about how to meet BCITâ??s entrance requirements

Applicants currently enrolled in the last term of their degree/diploma must be on track to complete by May. To apply submit both of the following documents from your post-secondary institution:

  • Transcript of completed courses
  • Confirmation of enrolment letter verifying your current course enrolment and registration in the final term of your degree/diploma

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).

If you are not certain whether the prerequisite course you have taken will meet our requirements, please email a detailed course outline (more detailed than a course description) to jason_goodnough@bcit.ca

Step 2: Requirements for selected applicants

  • Aptitude evaluation
  • Multiple Mini Interview Process (MMI)

The purpose of the testing and interview is to ascertain the applicant's verbal communication skills, maturity level and personal suitability to the program and profession. Annually approximately 80 people apply to enter the P&O program and approximately half will be offered an opportunity to interview.

Step 3: Conditionally selected applicants

If you have been conditionally accepted to BCIT you will be notified and the following information will be required in order to be accepted into the program:

Once these and any other outstanding conditions have been met, you will receive notification of your full acceptance.

Apply to program

Note: This program runs every two years. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September of even numbered years

The next intake of this program will be September 2016.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Education Building Options for this program are not available.