Once you've been admitted into your program, the steps below will help you get ready for your first day of classes at Madison College.

Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Activate Student Account

    All program students at Madison College need to have an active student account. If you haven’t already, activate your account for access to:

    • Student email
    • Online myMadisonCollege Student Center
    • Blackboard
  • Apply for Financial Assistance

    Need help paying for college? Different types of financial assistance may be available to those who qualify, such as:

    • Financial aid
    • Scholarships
    • Veterans benefits
  • Prepare for Program Registration

    To Enroll:

    Students who successfully complete all of the below requirements will register for first semester courses to confirm their status as an Optometric Technician student.

    All students must:

    • Complete the application process and be admitted to the Optometric Technician program
    • Meet the Registration Requirements below to register for Optometric Technician program classes  

    Algebra

    Students must demonstrate algebra competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score cannot be more than four years old:

    • ACT Math 17+
    • Accuplacer (Arithmetic) 76+
    • Accuplacer Next Gen (Arithmetic) 250+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Elementary Algebra with Apps (10834110) or higher
    • College Math (10804107)
    • Mathematical Reasoning (10804134) or higher
    • Applied Math for Chemistry (77854756)
    • Math for Health (77854788)

    English

    Students must demonstrate English competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score cannot be more than four years old:

    • ACT English 17+
    • Accuplacer Write 5+ and Sentence 86+
    • Accuplacer Next Gen Writing 260+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • Intro to College Writing (10831103)

    3. Bachelor's degree or higher

    Reading

    Students must demonstrate reading competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score cannot be more than four years old:

    • ACT Reading 19+
    • Accuplacer Reading 80+
    • Accuplacer Next Gen Reading 261+

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • Intro Reading & Study Skills (10838105)

    3. Bachelor's degree or higher

  • Pay for Classes

    Tuition is due each semester by the tuition due date. You may also find it helpful to start familiarizing yourself with the college's refund policy and available payment options.

    Credit classes are billed electronically through your Student Center. Paper bills are not mailed.

Contact the School of Health Sciences

Madison Truax Campus
Health Building, 103

1705 Hoffman Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

healthsciences@madisoncollege.edu
608.616.1250

Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
  • Friday: 9 am - 12 pm (Virtual)