Eye Care Assistant Certificate

Curriculum OPH.EYE.CERT (C451A)

This program will prepare individuals to be qualified to work at the entry-level in a variety of eye care settings. Employment opportunities are excellent due to an increase in the use of support personnel in eye care and a rising demand for ophthalmic services. Eye Care Assistants work under the direction of the optometrist or ophthalmologist and graduates could seek employment in private or group practice settings, clinics, hospital ophthalmology departments or commercial eye care facilities.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

AHL 101

Essentials of Medical Terminology

1

 

EYE 100

Introduction to Eye Care

2

 

EYE 101

Ocular Disease

3

 

EYE 110

Ophthalmic Skills I

4

 

 

 

10

Semester Two

 

EYE 105

Optical Principles

3

 

EYE 120

Ophthalmic Skills II

4

 

EYE 130

Ophthalmic Office Procedures

2

 

 

 

9

 

 

Total credits required

19

See EYE course descriptions.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required as a prerequisite for each EYE course.

Coordinator: Debra Baker, Ext. 3442; E-mail: dbaker1@triton.edu

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

OPH.EYE.CERT

(C451A)

EYE CARE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

51 1803

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

0

0

NA

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 2,478.00

$ 914.00

$ 3,392.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

2

19

NA

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

292057

Ophthalmic Medical Technician

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2057.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.