Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant

Certificate

Program Number: 905161CERT

Credits: 32

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method: In Person

Program completed 100% in person

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $4,368.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$667.18
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

Madison College's Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate expands on the Optometric Technician Program curriculum. 

The Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant certificate may be completed in two semesters of full-time study, plus an additional eight-week clinical experience.

The clinical experience is an important part of the certificate training. In this portion of the training, you will refine the skills you learned by working directly with doctors and patients during an eight-week summer clinical session. 

Please note that after acceptance to the Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant program, you may be required to complete a background check and provide documentation of current required-immunizations and current Healthcare Provider CPR certification.

Program Details

Students in the Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate must attend full time. 

Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Admission

To Apply


View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Transfer

There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.

Outcomes

After completing the Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant certificate at Madison Area Technical College, you will be prepared to:

  • Perform anatomical and functional measurements of the eye such as corneal thickness (pachymetry) and length of the eye (A-scan).
  • Assist in minor surgical procedures.
  • Care for, maintain and sterilize surgical instruments.
  • Take a complex medical history.
  • Assess the effects of systemic diseases.
Careers

Earning the Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant certificate at MATC prepares you to work under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.

Resources

Related Programs

MATC's Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant certificate is accredited by the International Council of Accreditation.