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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

Applicants

The number of applicants we accept is based upon clinical availability.

Time Commitment

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.

Schedule

Program courses and labs are generally held weekday evenings.

Clinics

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.

Grades

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.

Cost

Approximately $4,500, including books & uniforms

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated August 02, 2021