Application Process for Optical Technology Programs
All requirements for admission into the Optical Technology Program must be met before applying to the program. Once all of the admission requirements have been met and a COMPLETE application is received, a letter of acceptance with projected starting date will be mailed to the applicant. Applicants are encouraged to submit an application as soon as admission requirements are complete to receive the next available class seat. A COMPLETE application includes the following:
- Completion of a Cuyahoga Community College Application. Do this before you submit any transcripts.
- Completion of the Health Career/Optical Technology Program Application*.
- Access the online application at https://www.tri-c.edu/programs/health-careers/documents/hc-application.pdf
- Please e-mail completed application to email@example.com
- Completion of the Optical Technology Admission Requirements. For additional information about the Optical Technology Admission Requirements, please visit http://catalog.tri-c.edu/programs/optical-technology-aas/?_ga=2.149630576.75419618.1591290450-1494562933.1591290450#admissionrequirementstext
- Successful completion of Tri-C authorized
backgroundcheck, fingerprinting and Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) records search. For more information, please visit:
- Felony for Forgery Statement: Due to the
rise in patient identity theft, students with a convicted felony for forgery will not be accepted into a health career program. increase
Non-native English speaking applicants:
Admission into Cuyahoga Community College is premised on a complete and accurate initial application to the College, including, if applicable, proof of English Language Proficiency Requirements for admission as indicated on the English Language Proficiency Requirements for Admissions to the College, and available on the web at: http://www.tri-c.edu/get-started/international-students/english-language-proficiency-requirements-for-admission.html
To be accepted into any selective admission programs, students must successfully complete English as a Second Language (ESL) course/s, as referenced above, if deemed necessary by the College at the time of enrollment. Admission is conditioned upon achieving the necessary grade point average (GPA), English language proficiency requirements and any specific pre-requisite courses, and by meeting program accreditation or licensing requirements as evidenced in the Program Handbook for the specific program.
Physical and Personal Requirements for the Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Program
- Aptitude in Mathematics: The ability to apply mathematical concepts necessary to design and troubleshoot eyewear in addition to being able to work with calibrated equipment.
- Critical Thinking: Must be able to integrate information, knowledge
and problem solving.
- Manual Dexterity: Must be able to display the manual dexterity necessary to fabricate, adjust and repair eyewear.
- Visual Acuity: Must have a minimum distance visual acuity of 20/40 and a minimum near visual acuity of 20/25.
- Active Listening: The ability to listen completely to others in order to best meet patient needs
- Communication (verbal): Must be able to communicate verbally with patients as well as other ophthalmic professionals utilizing the accepted grammatical rules of English.
- Communication (written): Must be able to utilize a professional, concise, legible documentation style utilizing the accepted grammatical rules of English.
- Computer Skills: Must be able to understand the concepts of computer technology related to health care
- Adaptability: The ability to adapt to changes important in the work environment and to professional practice. Must understand that change is the norm.
- Respectful: The ability to treat others with respect at all times.
- Cultural Sensitivity: An ability to work well a diverse population.
- Respectful of Confidentiality: Must be able to maintain confidentiality and recognize the ethical implications of patient care
- Responsible: Accepts personal responsibility, seeing themselves as the primary cause of their outcomes and experiences
- Self-Managed: Consistently pans and takes purposeful actions in pursuit of goals
- Interdependent: Ability to work well on a team.
- Self Aware: Consciously employs behaviors, beliefs
andattitudes that facilitate obtaining goals.
- Emotional Intelligence: The ability to identify, assess and control one’s own emotions.
- Commitment to Life-long Learning: Must be able to commit to learning throughout life, recognizing that life-long learning