This 58-hour certificate program will introduce the student to the basic knowledge needed for a career in ophthalmic medical assisting. This growing field is one in which the assistant works independent of the ophthalmologist preparing patients for their eye exam. Topics to be covered include: anatomy & physiology of the eye, medical terminology, ocular disease pharmacology, as well as, hands on skills. Some classes will be held in the offices of local ophthalmologists. Ophthalmic experience or medical assisting background is desirable, but not necessary.
Unemployed and underemployed adults
12 weeks - offered during Spring and Fall semesters
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