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This 2-part certificate program will prepare you for a career as an Ophthalmic Assistant. Part I will provide the foundation of knowledge regarding the basics required for all healthcare practices and an in depth understanding of ocular anatomy, and physiology, diseases and treatments as well as pointed histories, pharmacology and basic skills. Additional fee for textbook. Certificate of completion awarded upon successful completion of both courses.

Note: Many sessions will be offsite; students must provide transportation for these offsite sessions. Students are expected to be a high school graduate or equivalent, and should possess strong math skills

Fall Semester

Ophthalmic Assistant, Part I

This course will provide the foundation of knowledge regarding the basics required for all healthcare practices and an in depth understanding of ocular anatomy, and physiology, diseases and treatments as well as pointed histories, pharmacology and basic skills.
Note: Many sessions will be offsite; students must provide transportation for these offsite sessions.

Spring Semester

Ophthalmic Assistant, Part II

This course will offer more hands-on learning combined with more advanced principles needed to perform at an entry level. The student must satisfactorily complete the first semester or submit documentation of at least 4 months full time experience in an ophthalmology practice in order to register for this course. Note: Many sessions will be offsite; students must provide transportation for these offsite sessions.

CRN: 27601 / Course: CSHH057-C3
Date(s): 1/22/2020 – 4/8/2020
Day(s)/Time(s): Wednesday/6:30 to 9:00 pm
Campus/Room: Canton/C135
Cost: $439
Register for Ophthalmic Assistant – Part 2

Certificate of Completion:

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of both courses.

This program is supported by the United Way of Greater Plymouth CountyUnited Way

About our instructor

Jane T. Shuman, COT, COE, OCS, President of Eyetechs, Inc., is a nationally recognized authority on clinical flow, scheduling and technician education. She worked in a high volume ophthalmology practice for over fifteen years and founded Eyetechs Inc. in 1999. Ms. Shuman has taught countless seminars on the integral aspects of today’s busy ophthalmic practice, including the annual conferences of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators. She has published numerous articles in publications such as Review of Ophthalmology, Administrative Eyecare, Ophthalmology Management and Eyeworld.

Withdrawal and Refund Information

You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0–50% depending on the length of the course.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

Parking Decals

There are designated parking lots available for students; however, a parking decal is required. If you do not have a decal, visit the Massasoit campus police with your driver’s license, car registration and proof of course registration to complete a form and obtain your decal.