assistant adjusting eye care equipment for patient

The Eye Care Assistant certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as assistants in optometrist/ophthalmology practices. Under the supervision of a licensed eye care professional, eye care assistants render support services and aid in the treatment of eye conditions and diseases. The College intends to seek accreditation of the program, and once granted, graduates will then be prepared to sit for the certification examination administered by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). This certificate requires a minimum of 35 credits in the courses listed below.

For more information about Eye Care Assistant, please visit the program page.

Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: EYE.CER.ASST

EYE 1101Principles of Eye Care Assistant I8
EYE 1102Principles of Eye Care Assistant II8
EYE 1103Principles of Eye Care Assistant III9
Select one of the following:4-8
Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver I
and Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver II
HLTHS 1110Biomedical Terminology3
SURGT 1000Ethical Considerations in the Health Care Industry3
Total Credits35-39