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Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Training

Ophthalmic Technician Training

Become an Ophthalmic Technician Assistant

Gain the theory and practical skills you need to work as an ophthalmic technician assistant. As an entry-level ophthalmic technician assistant, you will:

  • Conduct patient histories
  • Assist with eye exams
  • Set up and clean up exam rooms
  • Provide patient education

After successful completion of training, you will be eligible to register for the mandatory internship associated with course completion.

This course includes an online component, mandatory skills/lab sessions, and 40-hour clinical rotation.

How to Register

In order to register for this class, you must:

  • Meet with the division coordinator to show proof of high school diploma/GED (or pass a Math and English assessment test).
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Complete health forms required for patient contact.

For registration information email NonCreditAlliedHealth@howardcc.edu

Enroll in Courses

A) Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Training

This hybrid course is a combination of online and in-person training.

Please Note: You must take both the Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Training [XH-580] and Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Clinical [XH-581] sections to receive a completion certificate. 10.0 CEUs. No refunds seven days before start date.

Tuition: $1,225 (includes $740 in fees*)
Sat Sep 18-Oct 30 9AM-4PM Online XH-580 7618 #5202
Sat Oct 02-Nov 20 9AM-4PM Online XH-580 7605 #5764
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B) Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Clinical

For registration requirements, please see "How to Register" above.

You will spend one week working in an Ophthalmic office in this clinical internship. No refund seven days prior to start date. 4.0 CEUs.

Please Note: You must take both Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Training [XH-580] and Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Clinical [XH-581] sections to receive a completion certificate. No refund seven days prior to start date.

Tuition: $150 (includes $100 in fees*)
Mon-Fri Nov 01-Nov 05 8AM-4:30PM On company site XH-581 7619 #5203
Mon-Fri Nov 29-Dec 03 8AM-4:30PM On company site XH-581 7606 #5765
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* Fees not eligible for waiver.
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.
    
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