Saturday, 27 February 2021
New Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (OSA) Program to Launch at FFTCC
Fayetteville Technical Community College recently announced plans to offer a new certificate program, designed for Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COAs) and Certified Ophthalmic Technicians (COTs) to gain the skills needed for the Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (OSA).
The need to develop OSAs is now nationally recognized, and ophthalmologists agree that their range of training could assist the mechanical and technical aspects of ophthalmic surgery.
Based on the fact there are no OSA programs in North Carolina, the employment opportunities for graduates of FTCC’s Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant Program will continue to grow. The program will provide current COAs and COTs with another unique career option in the health care industry.
The didactic portion of the program will be taught online, and the laboratory portion will be taught in the evenings. This format will allow interested candidates to continue their employment while completing the requirements for the program.