Ophthalmic Medical Technician Program

Ophthalmic Medical Technician Program Details

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Program Description

To develop in students the personal traits and professional skills needed to perform as competent entry-level ophthalmic medical technicians. The program introduces students to skills necessary to perform preliminary vision and diagnostic testing prior to physician examination. Training includes ultrasound, digital photography, and light-based imaging of the eye with scanning lasers, as well as surgical assisting.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately 20 months
 
Curriculum:  What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become an Ophthalmic Medical Technician?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Ophthalmic Medical Technician program:
  • Ocular Disease
  • Surgical Assisting
  • Ophthalmic Photography and Imaging
  • Echography and Light Based Imaging

Does the Program Provide National Certification Exam Preparation?

Our Ophthalmic Medical Technician training program will prepare you for the national technicians certifying exam administered by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). Graduates may also pursue additional certification in ophthalmic photography, ultrasound, low vision and surgical assisting.

Where Can I Take a Ophthalmic Medical Technician Training Class Near Me?

Colorado



Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
BIO 108 Anatomy & Physiology 60 - - 4.0
CLE 125 Law & Ethics 30 - - 2.0
CSK 100 Study Skills 15 - - 1.0
MTH 130 Math Applications 15 - - 1.0
PSY 105 Interpersonal Communications 30 - - 2.0
OPH 100 Ocular Anatomy & Physiology 45 - - 3.0
OPH 114 Ocular Disease 60 - - 4.0
Semester I Total 255 - - 17.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
OPH 108 Refractometry 45 60 - 5.0
OPH 112 Basic Skills 30 60 - 4.0
OPH 115 Patient Services 30 30 - 3.0
Semester II Total 105 150 - 12.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
OPH 217 Contact Lenses 30 60 - 4.0
OPH 222 Administrative Procedures 15 - - 1.0
OPH 214 Ocular Motillity 30 30 - 3.0
OPH 216 Special Diagnostics 30 60 - 4.0
Semester III Total 105 150 - 12.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
OPH 206 Surgical Assisting 15 30 - 2.0
OPH 207 Pharmacology 30 - - 2.0
OPH 210 Clinical Externship I - - 256 5.5
OPH 212 Optics 45 - - 3.0
OPH 225 Ophthalmic Photography and Imaging 30 60 - 4.0
OPH 230 Echography and Light Based Imaging 15 30 - 2.0
Semester IV Total 135 120 256 18.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
OPH 220 Clinical Externship II - - 640 14.0
Semester V Total - - 640 14.0
Program Totals 600 420 896 73.5
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