Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting, Graduate Certificate | Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) | Calgary, Canada
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Graduate Certificate On Campus Blended

Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting

12 months
Duration
17500 CAD/year
7140 CAD/year
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Tuition fee
Anytime
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About

The Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting certificate program from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is two semesters long (including a four-week practicum) and prepares students to operate as medical office professionals with specialized knowledge in ophthalmic (eye health) and optometric (vision care) terminology and clinical procedures.

Overview

Learn the scientific principles imperative to ensuring optimal eye care as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and medical technologists

Throughout the Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), students will learn the scientific principles imperative to ensuring optimal eye care as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and medical technologists. This program is unique in that it includes a combination of ophthalmic and optometric competencies, providing graduates with skillsets for two professions in one program.

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n):

  • ophthalmic assistant
  • optometric assistant

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anatomy & Applied Terminology
  • Ocular Anatomy & Physiology
  • Ophthalmic Practice
  • Ophthalmic and Optometric Skills 
  • Systemic and Ocular Pathology & Pharmacology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

Credits

27 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A minimum grade of 60% in each of the following courses or their equivalents:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30
  • Biology 30 or Science 30
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7140 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7140 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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