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Health Sciences, Ophthalmic Technology Concentration (B.S.H.S.)

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
College: Health Sciences
Major : Community Health Professions
School: Medical Diagnostic & Translational Sciences
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Science
Course Delivery Mode(s): Satellite, Video Stream

Health Sciences, Ophthalmic Technology Concentration (B.S.H.S.)

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Ophthalmic Technology is a critical specialty in the eye health care team. An Ophthalmic Technologist collects data and performs special testing to aid the Ophthalmologist in diagnosis and treatment of the patient. A graduate of the program will be expected to have extensive knowledge of the ocular system, to be proficient in the operation of visual instrumentation, and to develop effective communication skills in working with patients. Well-paying career opportunities, including traditional ophthalmologic settings, teaching, research, business, and sales are available in the dynamic, yet under-supplied profession.

The 22-month program begins in September of each year and trains individuals at the highest level of ophthalmic medical personnel. Our program believes that certification is important; hence, taking the National Board Exam is a requirement for graduation. Our program is one of the few that grants college credits leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

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Internships in areas related to the program are available. Students are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects and to present their own research at regional, national and international professional communication associations. Opportunities to develop study abroad programs are available.


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