Optical Office Assistant
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Optical Office Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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MarEdmontonIn person
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Limited
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

12 weeks

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $4,018.00

International
Total: $10,772.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent or completion of ESLG 1898 and ESLG 1899 with a minimum of 50%
  • 65% in MATH 1905 or 50% in Mathematics 10-3 or equivalent
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Overview

Play an important role supporting ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic technicians, and opticians while providing a positive experience for patients and clients.

In this fast-paced 12-week program you will learn administrative skills to coordinate and manage patient care, as well as basic pre-testing skills used in optical practices, clinics, and other settings.

Optical office assistants play an important role in supporting ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic technicians, and opticians while helping to provide a positive experience for patients and clients.

Student Success

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • enjoy working with the public
  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
  • have access to transportation to complete their practicum
  • have access to a computer, internet connection, and basic keyboarding/computer skills
  • are able to work shift work
  • are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies
  • work well in a team environment
  • are able to work 150 hours, four weeks of full-time work to complete the practicum including day, evening, or night shifts on any day of the week, including weekends and holidays
  • can type 40 words per minute before the program starts (try a test)

This program is not recommended for international students as the work permit required for the practicum may not arrive in time.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes a one-month practicum.

Location

Edmonton