About Our Ophthalmic Technician Program
Ophthalmic Technician by the numbers
- 2.5: minimum GPA to be eligible to apply
- 12: up to 12 applicants accepted each application period
- 60: semester credit hours (2 years) to earn an Ophthalmic Technician A.A.S.
- 32: semester credit hours (12 months) to earn an Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate, Level 2
- $4,500: approximate cost of the program, including books & uniforms
How our program works
The number of applicants we accept is based upon clinical availability.
You need to commit to full-time schedule for:
- 2 semesters (15 semester credit hours) to earn the Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate, Level 1
- 3 semesters (32 semester credit hours) to earn the Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate, Level 2
- 5 semesters (60 semester credit hours) to earn the Ophthalmic Technician A.A.S.
Part-time and distance learning are not available at this time.
Program courses and labs are generally held weekday evenings.
Clinics are arranged with the program director and require a total of 21 hours per week for the entire semester. They are generally held weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Our program director will create and coordinate schedules based upon availability.
You must earn a minimum grade of “C” (75 percent) to pass.
You will receive an "F" for any grade earned that is below 75 percent, and you will have to drop out of the program.
Approximately $4,500, including books & uniforms
Trinity River Campus
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Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Updated August 02, 2021