Sep 28, 2020  
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Non-credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Non-credit Catalog

Ophthalmic Assistant


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs/Categories in HPS

Program Description


This home study and office practice program provides individuals who are currently employed by an Ophthalmologist the opportunity to further their understanding of the scientific principles of optical eye care and enhance their career path. As the Ophthalmic Assistant program is accredited by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel, this program is well-suited to prepare Ophthalmology students to write the certification exam. From the respective time of registration, learners have 24 weeks to complete HSCI 102 and 24 weeks to complete HSCI 104. As such, students need not interrupt their full-time ophthalmic employment.

Program Overview


Accreditation


SAIT’s Ophthalmic Assistant program is accredited by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel.

Progression


You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Admission Requirements


All candidates must be employed by an ophthalmologist and must continue employment with the ophthalmologist for the duration of the program.

Program Outline


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs/Categories in HPS