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Ophthalmic Assistant

Health Science career cluster

Quick Program Facts

  • Number of courses: 5
  • Total hours: 272
  • Length of program: 24 weeks
  • Times offered: Call us at 817-515-1071 to be added to the interest list for future program dates
  • Accreditation: The Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs (CoAOMP)
  • Cost: $1,300
  • Financial aid: TPEG, TCC Foundation
  • Campus: Trinity River
  • Types of instruction: classroom instruction
  • Certification: You can become eligible to apply for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA®) certification examination with the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)

Program Description

Our program prepares you for entry-level work in an:

  • Ophthalmology office
  • Optometry office
  • Optician
  • Optical office setting

You will learn to:

  • Test and measure eye function
  • Fit and dispense contact lenses and eyeglasses
  • Perform other office duties, such as:
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Third-party management
    • Payroll
    • Purchasing
    • Billing/collections

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Passing score on the Adult Basic Education (TABE) test, if applicable

Credentials in Detail

After successfully completing each course requirement, you will receive a TCC Certificate of Completion.

Plus, after successfully completing all required courses and 500 hours (within 12 months) of documented work hours related to ophthalmology, you will be eligible to apply for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA®) certification examination with the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

Courses You Will Take

Check availability: Go to the Course Sections Offered by Term page and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus
Community & Industry Education Services
Artrese Hartman
817-515-1071
TR.CIE@tccd.edu

Updated December 11, 2017