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Optometric Assisting

Program: Optometric Assistant


Over the course of 10 months, students will learn the procedures
and equipment used in diagnosing and treating eye and vision deficiencies and office procedures related to the vision care field.
As part of our training program, students receive real world experience under the supervision of a highly trained instructor and industry representatives, such as Optometrists, through off-campus clinical rotations and our on-site

The length of this course is about 10 months, with an estimated total cost of $4,585.00

Optometric Assisting Fee Sheet

Instructor: Jamie Valenciano, COA

Class Hours: 8:00-2:30pm

Admission Requirements

  • Prospective students must be  a high school graduate or its equivalent by the first day of class and meet minimum admission criteria for the Optometric Assistant.
  • Prospective students are required to attend an information session.
  • Once accepted, students will need to complete a physical & immunizations, drug screen and background check.

Job Outlook:

Optometric Assisting is a high demand field in Southwest Florida. Optometric Assisting has an expected job growth of 29% from 2016-2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Major eye centers in our area are partnering with Cape Coral Technical College to fill the need.

Fee and Tuition Information:
Students pay a $45 non-refundable application fee per program enrollment.
Some students may be required to pay a $30 Applied Academic for Adult Education fee.
Tuition based on Florida Residency.
Tuition fees are subject to change to comply with state guidelines.
Please visit https://fafsa.ed.gov for information on the Pell Grant

This is a disclosure statement of costs. All prices are approximate and subject to change. This statement is to be used for informational purposes only. Actual costs, fees and expenses are to be verified by the Bookkeeping Office.


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