Ophthalmic Assistant Proficiency Certificate

Do you want a career that combines customer service and technical proficiency? Our Ophthalmic Assistant Proficiency Certificate program will teach you to provide patient care by performing many different eye and vision-related clinical functions in a variety of optical environments. Ophthalmic Assistants work closely with optometrists or ophthalmologists to take patient histories, perform eye and vision examinations, and perform various clinical administrative duties. Upon completion of the certificate, you'll have the skills necessary to perform ophthalmic procedures, process insurance claims and calibrate and maintain ophthalmic equipment and instrumentation in an office, clinic or lab setting.

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Ophthalmic Medical Technologists - est. salary $44,919*

**EMSI Data, 2020; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Ophthalmic Assistant Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
OPH 103 - Ophthalmic Testing 4 credits   Major Course
OPH 104 - Ocular and Ophthalmic Concepts and Refraction 4 credits   Major Course
OPH 107 - Ocular Anatomy and Contact Lenses 3 credits   Major Course
OPH 108 - Optical Dispensing and Patient Relations 4 credits   Major Course
OPH 110 - Clinical Experience I 1 credits   Major Course

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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