Opthalmic and Optometric Assisting

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Program Information

Faculty:School of Health and Public Safety
Field of Study:Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Prof., Other
Description:The Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting certificate program is 2 semesters long (including a 4 week practicum) and prepares students to operate as medical office professionals with specialized knowledge in ophthalmic (eye health) and optometric (vision care) terminology and clinical procedures.

Throughout the program, students will learn the scientific principles imperative to ensuring optimal eye care as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and medical technologists. This program is unique in that it includes a combination of ophthalmic and optometric competencies, providing graduates with skillsets for two professions in one program.
URL:Opthalmic and Optometric Assisting at SAIT
Length:30 Week(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Science 
Admission requirements:

A minimum grade of 60% in each of the following courses or their equivalents:

English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30
Biology 30 or Science 30

All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 04, 2020