Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon


The Ophthalmic Medical Technology program typically accepts 24 students each year. The program begins each fall term at the Cascade Campus. Students are selected based on a point system. For information on how to receive points, see the advising guide. Please check your PCC email regularly during the admission process. All communication related to your application and admission will be done through your PCC email account.

Steps to admission:

  1. Attend information session or make advising appointment
  2. Apply to PCC
  3. Take placement test or get credit for previous coursework
  4. Submit Transcripts
  5. Complete prerequisite classes and earn points toward admission
  6. Complete the application
  7. Admission Notification

When to apply

Students with the same number of points will be accepted in the order their completed application was received, so apply early.

Application deadlines
Term you want to start First chance to apply Deadline
Fall 2017 April 10, 2017 June 23, 2017

Admission for the fall 2015 cohort is now closed. We will be accepting applications for the alternate list only through April 30.

Cohort and schedule

Students will become part of a cohort (a group of students who take classes together). The Ophthalmic Medical Technology program is an Associate of Applied Science Degree program. Students attend full time during the day for 7 terms.

Practicum Requirements

After admission to the program, but before beginning directed practice, students may be required to complete some or all of the following: criminal background check, proof of immunizations, and a ten-panel drug screening. There will be a cost to the student associated with completing this requirement (see program costs). For more information about practicum requirements contact Admissions at healthca@pcc.edu or 971-722-5667.