Quick Program Facts
- Institutional Award: 272 certificate hours
- Number of courses: 5
- Accreditation: International Council of Accreditation (ICA)
- Financial aid: Tuition Assistance
- Campus: Trinity River
- 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)
Role of the Ophthalmic Assistant
Our program prepares you for entry-level work in an:
- Ophthalmology office
- Optometry office
- 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
Credentials in Detail
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).
Eligibility & Prerequisites
- High school diploma or GED.
- Passing score on the Adult Basic Education (TABE) test, if applicable
How to Apply
Get started: Apply & register for class
If you need to request accommodations, please call us at 817-515-1071.
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Updated November 21, 2019