Eye Care Assistant-14 weeks 

Classes start February 19, 2024!

Classes meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Eye Center South in Dothan.

Ophthalmology is the medical and surgical specialty concerned with the eye, its surrounding structures, and its proper function. Optometry is the practice or profession of examining the eyes for visual defects and prescribing corrective lenses. The Eye Care Assistant is a vital member of the eye care team that records patient histories and preliminary tests, which help the Physician diagnose and treat patients.

The 14-week course of study is designed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Students may sit for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) examination after successfully completing this course along with six months of direct supervision by a physician.

Cost: $1,675 includes tuition and books

Prerequisites include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • State issued photo ID
  • Prospective students must go through an application/interview process
  • Eye Care Assistant Application-available in November 2023 (classes start February 2024)
  • Students must be at least 18 years old

This course is approved for WIOA, MyCAA funding, and Sallie Mae Loans.

Eye Care Assistant Scholarship Application 2023

Location:  Gary Hall, Dothan Campus

Office Hours
Mon – Thur: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am – 2:00am