female tech performing eye exam

The Ophthalmic Technician program prepares the student to be an integral member of the eye care team. Emphasis is on fundamental and advanced clinical procedures to assist optometrists and ophthalmologists in the acquisition, preparation, and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of eye care. Additionally, this degree will prepare students to sit for the national certification exam. 

For more information about Ophthalmic Technician, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: OPTH.CER

Program Requirements
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
EYE 1101Principles of Eye Care Assistant I8
EYE 1102Principles of Eye Care Assistant II8
EYE 1103Principles of Eye Care Assistant III9
OPTH 2101Ophthalmic Technician I4
OPTH 2102Ophthalmic Technician II5
OPTH 2103Ophthalmic Technician III5
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Small-Group Communication
Introduction to Business Communication
ENGLI 1101English Composition I3
or ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing
Select one of the following:3-5
Mathematics for Health Sciences
Business Mathematics
Mathematical Foundations for Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonographers
Statistics
Statistics/Social & Behavioral Sciences
Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
College Algebra With Applications
Precalculus I
General Education 1
Select three credits in Humanities and Fine Arts3
Select three credits in Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Total Credits64-70

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
Courses Required Prior to Admission 1
Select from 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 1110 Biomedical Terminology 3
EYE 1101 Principles of Eye Care Assistant I 8
EYE 1102 Principles of Eye Care Assistant II 8
EYE 1103 Principles of Eye Care Assistant III 9
SURGT 1000 Ethical Considerations in the Health Care Industry 3
SPEEC 1100
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
or Small-Group Communication
or Introduction to Business Communication
3
ENGLI 1101
English Composition I
or Workplace Writing
3
MATH 1100
Business Mathematics
or Mathematics for Health Sciences
or Mathematical Foundations for Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonographers
or College Algebra With Applications
or Precalculus I
or Statistics
or Introduction to Behavioral Research
or Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
3-5
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits50-56
Fall
Professional Course Sequence (Once Admitted into the Program):
OPTH 2101 Ophthalmic Technician I 4
 Credits4
Spring
OPTH 2102 Ophthalmic Technician II 5
OPTH 2103 Ophthalmic Technician III 5
 Credits10
 Total Credits64-70
1

It is highly recommended that students complete as many or all general education courses prior to entrance into the program.