Career Studies Certificate Programs of Study
Program Code 221-160-05
Length: Two semesters
What is a Paraoptometric: Paraoptometrics are allied health professionals who assist optometrists in providing their highest level of vision care to patients. Paraoptometrics are allied health personnel who extend the optometrist’s capabilities.
Purpose: The Career Studies Certificate in Paraoptometric is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to carry out a wide variety of front desk procedures in an optometrist office such as scheduling appointments, recalling patients, accepting payments, etc. They may also be trained in the different styles of eyewear, frame repair and adjusting, office materials, purchasing and other duties of a non-technical nature. Students can build on the certificate to earn more advanced certification in the field of paraoptometric such as assistant, technician, coding and administrative assessment.
Program Requirements: The Career Studies Certificate in Paraoptometric requires the student to be a high school graduate or equivalent. Students should be proficient in reading, writing, and English skills.
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|HLT 143||Medical Terminology I||3||0||3|
|OPT 105||Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of the Eye||3||0||3|
|OPT 154||Optical Business Management||3||0||3|
|SDV 106||Preparation for Employment||1||0||1|
|ITE 115||Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts||3||0||3|
|HLT 144||Medical Terminology II||3||0||3|
|PSY 230||Developmental Psychology||3||0||3|
|ENG 101||Practical Writing||3||0||3|
|OPT 195||Topics in Paraoptometric||5||0||5|
|OPT 196||On-Site Training in Optometric Offices||0||5||1|
Total Minimum Credits for CSC in Paraoptometric 28