Because it takes only one year to train for a career as an Ophthalmic Medical Assistant, Hailie Williams enrolled in the program upon graduation from Pinecrest High School. Beginning in mid-May 2014, she graduated the following year from the fully-accredited program with all the skills required to perform eye procedures under the supervision of the licensed physicians at Carolina Eye Associates.
Hailie very much enjoyed her time at Sandhills, making new friends, preparing for the working world, and enjoying fitness classes she would have not otherwise taken.
The program also helped Hailie realize that she is capable of reaching even higher personal goals. She plans to advance her career in the eye care field by earning the Certified Ophthalmic Technician then the Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist certification through the International Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO).
The OMA Program
With an SCC diploma, you will be able to find work in medical institutions, clinics or physician practices. In fact, most of our students have a job at graduation because they are offered employment in the very offices where they had clinicals. And if you plan to live elsewhere upon graduation, we will do our best to help you do your clinical in whatever town you wish to relocate.
Graduates are encouraged to take the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant examination through JCAHPO.
For more information, contact Program Coordinator Alberta Purvis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 695-3937 (EYES) or learn more at healthsciences.sandhills.edu/eyes.