Admission to the Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program

Important Information

Prerequisite Requirements

MP 111 - Medical Terminology
MTH 65 - Intro Algebra, 2nd term
BI 121 - Intro to Anatomy and Physiology I
BI 122 - Intro to Anatomy and Physiology II
WR 121 - English Composition

Application Deadlines

We will be accepting applications for the fall 2015 cohort January 20 - April 17, 2015.

The program will accept 24 students, and applicants will be selected based on a competitive point system. For information on other classes you can take prior to entry into the program and what applicants will receive admission points for see the Advising Guide.

Information Session

For more information, please attend an information session.

  1. The Ophthalmic Medical Technology program is a full time, closed program with limited enrollment.
  2. The Ophthalmic Medical Technology program is a Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) program, and students go full time for 2 years during the day.
  3. Applicants can enter the program Fall term at the Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth, Portland, OR)
  4. The Ophthalmic Medical Technology program generally accepts 24 students each year based on the number of points applicants receive.
    • Applicants will need to successfully pass an oral assessment of communication skills which will be given during the Ophthalmic Medical Technology new student orientation.
  5. Students will become part of a cohort (a group of students who take classes together), and will be required to take classwork during the terms listed in the catalog or, if changed, provided during the new student orientation after acceptance.
  6. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of spring term 2015. You may apply prior to completion of the class as long as you are enrolled during spring term 2014.
  7. Applicants who receive the most points (see the OMT Advising Guide) will be invited to a mandatory OMT New Student Orientation. Applicants with the same points will be accepted in the order that their completed application was received for admission, so we highly recommend you apply early for the program.
  8. After admission to the program, but before beginning practicum, 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.

Make sure you follow the steps below to ensure you are ready to apply to the program.

  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
  6. Complete the application
  7. Admission Notification

We are glad you have chosen the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program at Portland Community College – Cascade Campus. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding the application process.