You love to help others and enjoy hands-on work. You would like to work in a medical-related field, but without the time and financial commitments in completing a full degree program? Middlesex Community College has an affordable and flexible solution to meet your needs. Get started with a Certificate in Ophthalmic Medical Assisting (OMA) from Middlesex Community College today! This one semester long certificate program prepares students for future work as ophthalmic or optometric assistants working to help others, assisting ophthalmologists or optometrists to provide eyecare to the public.
Credit Certificate Program
This program is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming ophthalmic or optometric assistants. Successful completion of this program will be prepare our students for employment as an ophthalmic or optometric assistant and will assist the student in preparing for National Certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA). The courses will utilize the text, Ophthalmic Medical Assisting, An Independent Study Source (5th Edition), published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and recommended by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) for preparation for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant examination.
Students will be provided with all of the information they need to register for and take the certification exam once they have completed the coursework and clinical hours requirement. The College will offer assistance in placing students in employment in ophthalmology or optometry practices in the state or region. Enrollment in the program is restricted because of limited lab facilities, and early application is encouraged. Only completed applications with all required documents will be considered. Students are admitted in either the fall or spring semester. Students must take the placement test and place into ENG*101 Composition or ENG*101E or show evidence of successful completion of an equivalent level of English course(s) to be eligible for this program. Official transcripts are required for transfer credit and students will be required to show evidence of High School completion and documentation of childhood inoculations.