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CPCC's Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program (D45510)
The new application for 2015-2016 is available. See Get Started/Apply page.
What is your VISION for the future? CPCC's Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program can prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a highly successful professional in the eye care industry.
At CPCC, we teach students to be leaders in their industry.
- Earn your Ophthalmic Medical Assistant diploma in one year.
- Learn from field-experienced instructors.
- Gain valuable hands-on experience before you graduate.
- Complete your diploma at a fraction of the cost as compared to a private school.
- Start now! New classes begin in the fall semester.
Careers in Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
We set high standards for our Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program (OMA) students. Successful students are able to use their skills and knowlege to earn a diploma and sit for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant exam from Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. Skilled and personable professionals are in high demand and have many employment opportunities in medical institutions, health clinics, physician practices, or other settings where eye healthcare is provided. Typical duties of an Ophthalmic Medical Assistant include taking patient history, administering vision tests and evaluations, taking eye measurements, providing patient services, assisting in minor procedures and assisting an ophthalmologist. Students who have successfully passed the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) exam can go on to pursue further credentialing as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) and a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) to advance their careers.