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Programs of Study

2014 Preview Guide

Ophthalmic Technology Program

The Certificate Program in Ophthalmic Technology is offered by the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU). The 22-month program begins the end of August of each year and is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Ophthalmic Medical Programs (CoA-OMP).

The pre-clinical and general-education courses are offered at or may be transferred into ODU. The clinical courses are offered through Old Dominion at Tri-Cities in Portsmouth, Virginia. Students learn and work closely with ophthalmology residents and staff in clinical facilities in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and many private ophthalmologists' offices.

As a condition of graduation, students are required to sit for the national board certification exams given by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

After successful completion of the program, 60 college credits are earned and may be applied toward a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from ODU. The program is one of two in the country that grant college credits leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

For additional information or to setup an appointment contact Program Director:

Lori J. Wood, MSEd., COMT, Assistant Professor
Telephone: (757) 686-6220

Fall 2014 Technology Transition

In the Fall of 2014, ODU's satellite broadcast system will be replaced with a new web-based technology that allows students to access live courses from anywhere they have a high-speed internet connection and a personal computer/device equipped with a camera and microphone.

ourse Delivery Methods & Registering for Courses

As of Fall 2014, all Distance Learning courses will be web-delivered, either synchronously (live) or asynchronously.

The satellite and video stream systems (old Course Delivery Method of Televised (T), Video Stream (VS), or Hybrid (H)) are being replaced with a web-based technology that will allow you to participate in your class from anywhere you have a high-speed internet connection and a personal computer/device equipped with a camera and microphone.

If you don't have what you need, you can still take class in Gornto on main campus, at a Higher Education Center, or at your local site location. This technology shift provides more flexible and convenient options for you, while still providing the support you need and want.

When you look up courses for Fall 2014, synchronous (live) courses using this new technology are labeled with a Course Delivery Method of "Web Delivered" and a Location of "Web Conferencing" (WC).

  • WC2 is for students in Hampton Roads (HR)
  • WC5 is for those in VA but outside of HR
  • WC7 is for students outside of VA

Click here for a complete explanation of course codes beginning Fall 2014 and how to look up courses.

If you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor or distancelearning@odu.edu.

Class Offerings

The schedules below contain class offerings you may find here at the Tri-Cities Center. Visit LEO Online for the most current ODU class listings found on all ODU campuses, including the Tri-Cities Center.

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