University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

Ophthalmic Medical Technology

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician
Description:The complexity of ophthalmic medicine has been growing steadily, and with it, the demand for well-trained allied health specialists in this critical area of eye care.

Students in the ophthalmic medical technology program work with the latest technologies and as part of the health care team at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. This integrated education prepares graduates for a challenging and rewarding career as an ophthalmic medical technologist (OMT). After successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the certification exams given by the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. Graduates from the OMT program are sought after across the country and internationally.
URL:Ophthalmic Medical Technology at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $38,049

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 82
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Français 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
A minimum combined average of 70% is required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics.

Students who do not have Calculus and Vectors 4U can take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during their first term.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. C1] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

* 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 August 23, 2021