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Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2017 for specific programs.

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Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2017 for specific programs.

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Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2017 for specific programs.

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Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2017 for specific programs.

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Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2017 for specific programs.

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Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2017 for specific programs.

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Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2017 for specific programs.

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Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2017 for specific programs.

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Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2017 for specific programs.

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Optometric Assistant

NEXT CLASS BEGINS AUGUST 21, 2017

This program prepares students for employment as an Optometric Assistant. Experience is provided in laboratories and in the offices of local vision care practitioners. Instruction is designed to enable individuals to achieve objectives in the following content areas:

  • Ocular anatomy and physiology
  • Physical and geometric optics
  • Vision testing procedures
  • Contact lens theory and practice
  • Prescription ordering and verification
  • Frame selection
  • Eyewear fabrication
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Office management procedures including
    • computer skills
    • legal and ethical aspects of optometry
    • safety and clinical practices
    • employability skills
OCP Course Number Course Title Teacher Certification Length SOC Code
A OPT0720 Foundations of Visioncare TEC Optics 7G 102 Hours 31-9099
  OPT0721 Optometric Assistant I Optom Asst 7G 336 Hours 29-2081
B OPT0722 Optometric Assistant 2 Optom Asst 7G 642 Hours 29-2081
           

Entrance Requirements:

  • Students must have a regionally accredited high school diploma or GED upon entry.
  • Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to qualify for the program.  Please visit the Registration Office with $10 and a photo ID to schedule.
  • Schedule to meet with the program counselor to review TABE scores and enroll in ABE/AAAE classes, if necessary.
  • Attend a Medical Technology Orientation (by appointment only).
  • Complete FAFSA application online, if needed, and contact the Financial Aid Department at (754) 321-5738.
  • Register for the next available Optometric Assisting course.

Total Program Length:    FULL TIME:  1080 Hours/10 months

Program Schedule:
Monday – Friday; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

Industry Certifications Available:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

Program Accreditations:
This program is recognized by the Para-Optometric Section of the American Optometric Association.

Degree College Credit Transfer Opportunity Information:
Graduates who complete the Optometric Assisting program and pass the Certified Para-optometric Assistant (CPOA) examination may qualify for matriculation to the Broward College Opticianry program. The graduate will receive 22 credits towards an Associate in Science (AS) or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from Broward College.

Contact Information:
Ms. Meghan Emerson, Counselor for Optometric Assistant

(754) 321-5891
meghan.emerson@browardschools.com

Approximate Total Program Cost – Tuition and Fees (Books and Materials are Extra):*
Florida Resident: $3234.*
Non-Florida Resident – call (754) 321-5891 for further information
*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Click Here to download a PDF brochure for complete information including costs.

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