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2020-2021 Catalog & Student Handbook

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Certificate & Degree Programs 2020-2021 + BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 + CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR Equivalent by Assessment on Placement Test 0-3 COM100 Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR COM110 Interpersonal Communication (3) OR COM230 Small Group Communication (3) 3 + ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR + ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3 HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals (2) OR Work experience or equivalent education as evaluated by the Gateway Health Core Curriculum Coordinator 0-2 OTA100 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assistant Profession 2 PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3 OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY IN OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL ASSISTANT (628 CLOCK HOURS; CODE 1501) Division: Healthcare Program Manager: Jennifer Kline The Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program will serve as the initial education program for learning and understanding the core level of care for entry into the fascinating world of eye care in a clinical/office setting. The program will focus on learning how to assist and work with ophthalmologists. Included will be an overview of patient services and even assisting with minor surgical procedures, instrument care and maintenance. Special attention will be given to complete comprehensive eye examinations, including chief complaints and history taking, anatomy and physiology of the visual system, eye terminology, general medical knowledge as well as hands-on skill instruction. Program Notes: Students will be required to take a randomized urine drug screen and submit a negative result prior to being eligible to participate in the clinical externship. The expense of the urine drug screen is the student's responsibility. Externship hours are site specific and may require attendance any day of the week, including during unscheduled days and times. The Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program serves as a pathway to excellent job opportunities and a lifelong and challenging career with the future opportunity of becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA). Admission Criteria: 1. 18 years of age to enroll 201

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