Ophthalmic Technology | Mercy College

Ophthalmic Technology

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be a high school graduate with a grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0, or a general equivalency (GED) recipient with a score of 500 (score of 50 prior to 2002). If an applicant’s GPA or GED score is below the minimum, he/she may be eligible for admission under transfer credit guidelines.

Transfer Student Guidelines
A transfer student must be a high school graduate or a GED recipient and have earned a minimum of 15 credit hours of college coursework from a regionally accredited college, with a GPA of at least 2.0. For applicants who have attended more than one regionally accredited college, GPAs from all colleges must combine to equal at least a 2.0.

Additional Admission Requirements for All Ophthalmic Technology Program Applicants
Applicants should have completed and passed the following high school courses, or their college equivalents with a grade of “C” or better; a grade of “B” or better is preferred.
  • English-three units
  • Math-two units
  • Social Studies-two units

Students must possess American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider certification-valid prior to the start of EYE 116 with current certification maintained through the completion of clinical rotations. 

For students who are not United States citizens and/or for whom English is a second language, please review the college catalog online for further admission information.