A career in focus
Optical Office Assistant
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
|There are no further intakes available for this academic year.|
TUITION & FEES
|Term 1 - 12 weeks|
|COMM1001 (O)|| Introduction to Communications |
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
|COMP1006 (O)|| Office Computer Applications |
Develop foundational computer skills and become proficient using Windows, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications to enhance your computer skills and employability.
|COMP1014|| Computer Applications for Optical Office Professionals |
Learn to use common optical practice management software. Learners will become proficient creating and updating client files, scheduling appointments, managing recalls, coding optical procedures, billing patients and third parties, and recording payments.
|HLTH1019|| Optical Terminology |
Study optical terminology. Learn how to read and interpret commonly used optical medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Develop your understanding of anatomy and basic pathology related to the eye. Become familiar with frequently prescribed medications and their uses. Achieve fluency through practice sessions, quizzes, and exercises.
|HLTH1020|| Optical Administrative Procedures |
Learn the administrative skills necessary to work in an optical office, including customer service skills, organization and time management, professional telephone communications, appointment scheduling, inventory management, and processing payments for treatments and procedures. Learners will become familiar with common optical products and services.
|HLTH1021|| Practicum for Optical Office Assistants |
This four-week practicum placement will give students hands-on practice in an active optical office or related field.