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Ophthalmic Technician, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum OPH.OPH.AAS (C217I)

Ophthalmic technology is a rapidly expanding field with a growing demand for qualified technicians.

The ophthalmic technician, under the direct supervision of an ophthalmologist, assists in patient care. Ophthalmic technicians perform case histories, visual acuity measurement, visual field testing, refractometry, contact lenses care, and assist in minor ophthalmic surgery.

Accredited by the International Council of Accreditation (ICA), 2025 Woodlane Dr., St. Paul, NY 55125-2998. Employment opportunity in the field are excellent due to an increase in the number of support personnel employed by ophthalmologists and a rising demand for eye-care services.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Ophthalmic Technician program, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate proper data collection for testing and treatment administration;
  • safely apply proper procedures for testing, in order to obtain accurate results;
  • practice within OSHA safety regulations using universal precautions;
  • utilize effective communication skills and professionalism to accurately provide a complete patient history;
  • employ empathy and compassion while recognizing and complying with ethical and legal standards;
  • interpret the patient's history of present illness in order to determine appropriate diagnostic testing; and
  • successfully illustrate and complete all six (6) skills through participation of the JCAHPO learning systems software.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

AHL 100Introduction to Patient Care

2 credits

AHL 101Essentials of Medical Terminology

1 credit

AHL 109Drug Calculations

1 credit

 

BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

OR

BIS 136 #Functional Human Anatomy I

4 credits

 

OPH 112 #Ocular Anatomy & Physiology

3 credits

OPH 114 #Ophthalmic Optics

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

BIS 101◊ or BIS 136◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Semester Two

AHL 102Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professionals

1 credit

OPH 113 #Spectacle Skills

2 credits

OPH 130 #Ocular Pharmacology

2 credits

OPH 140 #Ophthalmic Procedures I

4 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Three

OPH 141 #Refractometry

2 credits

OPH 245 #Clinical Practicum I

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:3

Semester Four

OPH 210 #Ophthalmic Procedures II

4 credits

OPH 231 #Ophthalmic Seminar I

1 credit

OPH 232 #Contact Lenses

4 credits

OPH 246 #Clinical Practicum II

2 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Five

OPH 225 #Ocular Disease

3 credits

OPH 241 #Ophthalmic Seminar II

2 credits

OPH 247 #Clinical Practicum III

2 credits

OPH 251 #Ophthalmic Procedures III

4 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 60

Note: Ophthalmic technician courses must be taken according to assigned sequence number.

See OPH course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirement.

Coordinator: Lisa Maas, Ext. 3934; email: lisamaas@triton.edu