Maricopa Skill Center Ophthalmic, Healthcare

Ophthalmic Assistant

OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT

Certificate #1501

The Ophthalmic Assistant Program is the initial education program for learning and understanding the core level of eye care in the clinical / office settings. The program includes: history taking and medications, anatomy and physiology of the eye and related body systems, basic eye testing/measurements, testing and working with glasses, general medical knowledge, and instrument care and maintenance. This course is an entry level start in becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA). The Ophthalmic Assistant program is conditionally credentialed as a certified program by American Academy of Ophthalmology

JOB TITLE: Ophthalmic Assistant Technician

SALARY OUTLOOK: $14.50 - $16.74 - $18.71

AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME: 6 Months

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST: $3,617.00

NEXT START DATE: JANUARY 12, 2015

(Please note: students must apply and be accepted in the program. Apply early as seating is limited to 25 students per session)

Related Links

Ophthalmic Assistant Application

Ophthalmic Assistant Tutorial

WHO TO CONTACT

Debra Phillips
Administrative Assistant
p: 602.238.4367
phillipsdm@gatewaycc.edu