Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

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The Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program prepares students for employment in ophthalmic and optometric practices and in retail optical settings. Students apply technical skills to perform pre-screening and specialty testing, assist with dispensing glasses and contact lenses, and perform office management duties including maintaining patient information and billing and insurance processes.

This program is shared with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Gateway Technical College. NWTC and GTC students take general studies courses at NWTC, GTC, or online, and technical courses at LTC-Cleveland. 

NEW! This program is now Competency-Based.

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Competency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. It is an academic model in which the time it takes to demonstrate competencies varies, while the expectations about learning are held constant. Students demonstrate mastery through multiple forms of assessment, often at a personalized pace. Once all competencies for this program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn their Technical Diploma.

See our video on CBE under the Flexible Learning tab.

Career Area
Healthcare
Type
Technical Diploma
Program Number
31-516-4
Availability
In-Person
  • Technical Diploma
  • Flexible Starting Dates
  • 3 Terms 
  • 32 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible

Employer Tuition-Reimbursement Programs available

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Career Outlook

Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

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Disclosure:

Salary data is derived from surveys collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and mapped to LTC programs using economic modeling software. As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. The wage data presented here is the median annual salary in the LTC District as reported by EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.) Some people beginning work at jobs in these fields may find a higher or lower starting wage that what is reported here.

ADMISSION AND FIRST SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

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*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

FUTURE SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

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CBE MemberCompetency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. It is an academic model in which the time it takes to demonstrate competencies varies, while the expectations about learning are held constant. Students demonstrate mastery through multiple forms of assessment, often at a personalized pace. Once all competencies for this program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn their Technical Diploma.

Watch our CBE Video