2021-2022 College Catalog

Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (D45210)

Diploma Program

Career Information

The Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program prepares individuals to perform ophthalmic procedures under the supervision of a licensed physician specializing in Ophthalmology. Course work includes lecture, laboratory, and clinical training in ocular measurements; ocular testing; lensometry; administering topical and oral medications; eye care; and caring for instruments. Graduates are employed in medical institutions, clinics, or physician practices. Graduates may qualify as candidates to take the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel, Ophthalmology National Certification Exam. Diploma graduates may be eligible for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Assistant certification and associate degree graduates may be eligible for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician certification.

 
The Ophthalmic Medical Personnel program is accredited by the International Council of Accreditation (ICA). 
 
International Council of Accreditation Commission, 2025 Woodlane Drive, St. Paul, MN 55125-2995, 651-731-2944, www.icaccreditation.org

Special Admissions Requirements

  • Application
  • High school transcript/Adult high school diploma/high school equivalency
  • College transcripts
  • Gateway English and math readiness
  • View information session online
  • MAR (Minimum Admissions Requirements) Review
  • Health form after acceptance
  • Current Certification in CPR after acceptance
  • Criminal background checks/drug screening after acceptance

Summer Semester

ClassLabCredit
COM 120Intro to Interpersonal Communication30

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30

3

MED 121Medical Terminology I30

3

OPH 150Intro to Ophthalmic Medical Assisting20

2

OPH 151Ocular Anatomy & Physiology20

2

Semester Total:13013

Fall Semester

ClassLabCredit
OPH 115Ophthalmic Clin Proc I12

2

OPH 116Ophtha Med Assist Pract I018

6

OPH 117Ophthalmic Clin Proc II12

2

OPH 119Ophtha Optics & Basic Refract20

2

PSY 150General Psychology30

3

Semester Total:72215

Spring Semester

ClassLabCredit
OPH 113Introduction to Diseases of the Eye20

2

OPH 114Basic Ophthalmic Pharma.20

2

OPH 118Ophthalmic Patient Care20

2

OPH 120Ophtha Med Assist Pract II018

6

Semester Total:61812
Total Hours: 264040