Enter a career in the health science field!
If you have ever considered a career that makes a difference in the lives of others, a career as a vital member of the optometry field will offer many rewards. The increased demand for those needing glasses and contact lenses has resulted in numerous employment opportunities in vision care.
Through our program, students will learn the skills necessary to assist eye care specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of vision deficiencies and develop a thorough understanding of the equipment, materials and procedures used in the field. Students will participate in McFatter’s onsite vision clinic, as well as an off-campus clinical rotation during the program.
|OPT0720||Foundations of Vision Care||102 hours|
|OPT0721||Optometric Assistant 1||336 hours|
|OPT0722||Optometric Assistant 2||642 hours|
|Florida Resident Tuition||$3,024.00|
|Out of State Tuition||$12,096.00|
|Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees||$392.00|
|Books / Supplies||$467.00|
|Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs||$305.00|
|Florida Resident Total Cost||$4,188.00|
|Out of State Total Cost||$13,260.00|
Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit studentaid.gov to apply.
- Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)
- Optometric Assistant
- Ophthalmic Assistant
- Optical Sales
- Optical Laboratory Technician
Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.
Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
- Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
- Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.
1080 hours ǀ 10 months
*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.
Days & Times:
- Monday – Friday,
8:00am – 2:30pm
Follow McFatter’s Department of Medical Technology