Ophthalmic Technician Proficiency Certificate

All students who completed this certificate in Summer 2017 were offered employment opportunities.

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Do you want a career that combines customer service and technical proficiency? Our Ophthalmic Technician Proficiency Certificate program will teach you to provide patient care by performing many different eye and vision-related clinical functions in a variety of optical environments. Ophthalmic Technicians work closely with optometrists or ophthalmologists to take patient histories, perform eye and vision examinations, and perform various clinical administrative duties. Upon completion of the certificate, you'll have the skills necessary to perform ophthalmic procedures, process insurance claims and calibrate and maintain ophthalmic equipment and instrumentation in an office, clinic or lab setting.

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Ophthalmic Medical Technologists - est. salary $42,789

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Ophthalmic Technician Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
OPH 101 - Ophthalmic Pre‐Testing 3 credits   Major Course
OPH 102 - Ocular and Ophthalmic Concepts 2 credits   Major Course
OPH 105 - Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology 3 credits   Major Course
OPH 106 - Optical Dispensing 3 credits   Major Course
OPH 110 - Clinical Experience I 1 credits   Major Course

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
OPH 120 - Cornea and Contact Lenses 3 credits Prerequisites: OPH 101OPH 102OPH 105OPH 106 and OPH 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Must earn a grade of "C" or better 
Major Course
OPH 130 - Ophthalmic Specialty Testing 3 credits Prerequisites: OPH 101OPH 102OPH 105OPH 106 and OPH 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Must earn a grade of "C" or better  
Major Course
OPH 140 - Patient Relations/Practice Management 2 credits Prerequisites: OPH 101OPH 102OPH 105OPH 106 and OPH 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Must earn a grade of "C" or better  
Major Course
OPH 150 - Clinical Experience II 2 credits Prerequisites: OPH 101OPH 102OPH 105OPH 106 and OPH 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Must earn a grade of "C" or better  
Major Course
AH 116 - Interpersonal and Professional Skills in the Health Care Setting 3 credits Must earn a grade of "C" or better  Major Course

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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