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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
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312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046
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Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Training

Ophthalmic Technician Training

The noncredit classes listed below have been moved to remote teaching, postponed, or cancelled based on the nature of the class. Campus access is currently restricted to authorized employees only. Visit for more information. For specific questions about noncredit and continuing education classes, email


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.

Please call Jennifer Bukowitz at 443- 518-4967 or Kathy Schultz at 443-518-4981 to schedule an appointment to obtain a registration form.

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