Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Located at the PCC Cascade Campus, our Ophthalmic Medical Technology program is the only associate's degree program of its kind in the western United States, and it is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Ophthalmic Medical Programs. Our program opens local, national and international opportunities and it boasts a 95% placement rate for students within three months of graduation.

Our program offers an Associate of Applied Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to test for international certification as an ophthalmic technician. Becoming a certified ophthalmic technician (COT) gives you a competitive edge in a field where employers are actively seeking credentialed candidates. For the third consecutive year, 100% of students in the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program at the Cascade Campus passed their international certification exam

OMT students

Internships at medical practices, available in more than 40 offices in the Portland area and Southwest Washington, allow you to get practical experience. Internships are available at HMOs, large and small private practices and public institutions.

Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

See the Catalog for information regarding program requirements.

What's Next?

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  1. Attend an information session
  2. Complete the steps for new students
    • The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since this is a restricted entry program, you should choose Associate of General Studies for now. You can change your major once you've applied and been accepted into the program.
  3. Plan how you'll pay for college
  4. Apply for the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program