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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the COMPASS test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Completion of a 5-credit Math for Health Sciences course or equivalent with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Students must complete and pass a Nationwide criminal background check within 3 months prior to admission into the program at https://certifiedbackground.com (use package code EO81oa).
  • Students must meet vaccination and program specified health requirements in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control Healthcare Provider immunization guidelines, including the submission of original lab results, x-ray reports and immunization records which are dated and signed by their healthcare provider. For more information, please click here.
  • Health insurance, both injury and sickness, is required for participation in the program.
  • Current (within one year) evaluation by a physician or nurse practitioner to ensure student and patient safety. The evaluation should address the following areas in respect to the student's ability to perform the laboratory skills and clinical responsibilities related to becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant:
    • Ability to stand or walk for long periods.
 

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