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ODU Tri-Cities Center:Academics

Programs of Study

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Ophthalmic Technology Program

The Certificate Program in Ophthalmic Technology is offered by the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU). The 22-month program begins the end of August of each year and is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Ophthalmic Medical Programs (CoA-OMP).

The pre-clinical and general-education courses are offered at or may be transferred into ODU. The clinical courses are offered through Old Dominion at Tri-Cities in Portsmouth, Virginia. Students learn and work closely with ophthalmology residents and staff in clinical facilities in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and many private ophthalmologists' offices.

As a condition of graduation, students are required to sit for the national board certification exams given by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

After successful completion of the program, 60 college credits are earned and may be applied toward a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from ODU. The program is one of two in the country that grant college credits leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

For additional information or to setup an appointment contact Program Director:

Lori J. Wood, MSEd., COMT, Assistant Professor
Telephone: (757) 686-6220

Class Offerings

The schedules below contain class offerings you may find here at the Tri-Cities Center. Visit LEO Online for the most current ODU class listings found on all ODU campuses, including the Tri-Cities Center.

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