Clinical Ophthalmic Assistant

Certificate

Program number: 905161CERT

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. 

All courses for this program are offered only in person.


Admission

To Apply

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

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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

The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester





Second Semester







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 Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs.