Online Optometric Technician Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be employed or affiliated with an eye care office in order to have access to the equipment needed for most courses.
  • Must have a person in eye care to serve as your laboratory mentor for many of the courses.  Mentor guidelines will be mailed to your mentor.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.

Important Note:  After the Optometric Tecnician Mentor Form (OTMF) has been reviewed by the program director and you meet the criteria, you will be notified via email regarding your status in the online program – if you have a junk mail filter on your email account please check your junk mail folder for this correspondence.

All courses listed in the curriculum are offered online, visit the Optometric Technician program webpage to review the content of each course.

Madison Area Technical College reserves the right to cancel a course offering if the course fails to meet the minimum number of students.

"One of my employees is currently taking an online course from Madison Area Technical College's Optometric Technician Program. The Mentor Guide Book has provided the necessary resources to assist me in this process.  I would recommend the course to any office that wants to stay on the leading edge of ophthalmic technology."
- Dr. Timothy Pease, a doctor of optometry based in Green Bay