Tyler Junior College

Vision Care Technology

Vision Care Technology

Assisting others in one of life's most precious gifts.

Seeing a future more clearly

A career in vision care is an extremely rewarding health care profession. As a vision care professional, you will be assisting others in one of life's most precious gifts, the ability to see. As a vision care technician you may perform in one or more of several different areas. You may serve the eye care physician as an Optometric or Ophthalmic Assistant. You may also become an optician and serve the public and physicians as the professional that fills prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.

The Vision Care Technology associate degree program will require students to complete 70 semester credit hours of course work, with 54 semester hours in the major technical and related areas of study and 16 semester credit hours of general academic course work. The curriculum is in compliance with the educational requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and meets the requirements of business and industry. Basic skills and workplace competencies are integrated throughout the curriculum. Included in the curriculum is a 39 semester credit hour certificate option. The program is structured as 1+1 A.A.S degree plan program.

All technical courses in the degree curriculum must be successfully completed with a grade of "C" or better in order to receive the degree or certificate. Having not made a grade of "C" or better in any technical course, the student may not be allowed to continue taking technical courses until that deficiency is satisfied.


  • Vision Care Technology (AAS)
  • Vision Care Technology (Certificate)

See our related downloads for the gainful employment report and the Nursing and Health Sciences application.

Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/vision

Vision Care Contact Information

Steve Robbins
Department Chair
Office: RTDC 118B

Email: srob@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2961

Advising contact: 903-510-2662