Through experiential training in clinical settings and in-depth instruction in online, in-person, or hybrid classrooms, San Jac’s eye care technology students are gaining a bright vision for their future. Ready to get started on your journey? Here’s what you need to know.
All new students must meet with the Program Director, face-to-face, to discuss the
student's goals and be matched with the program that best meets both their short and
Appointments can be made by calling 281-478-3612 or 281-478-3606.
All new students must attend one mandatory Eye Care Technology New Student Orientation.
You must email the department director at email@example.com to RSVP. RSVP's are only accepted after requirement #1 has been met. All orientations
are held in C.11.1002.
Orientation Dates & Times for 2024 are pending.
A criminal background and drug screening check are required for all health sciences students attending clinical courses or practicum. Partner with a third-party vendor,
or reach out to the eye care tech department for help.
Learn more about San Jac's Criminal Background and Drug Screening Check.
Next, work with a licensed physician or professional to complete a physical exam,
which will assess your vitals, physical ability, and health background. Submit your
results to the department before the semester starts.
Your physical must state there is not any physical or mental reason you would be unable to meet the rigors of the program.
To start—and continue with—coursework, you’ll need to ensure you’re up to date on
all required immunizations. Provide the department full immunization records inclusive
of - MMR, Varicella, Tdap, TB, Influenzas Hep B series.
Learn more about Immunization Requirements for Clinical/External Learning.
Submit your Health Care Provider CPR certification to the department before getting started.
Provide the department with proof of an active health insurance record.
Once all documents are submitted, you're ready to register for classes!
Ensure you have met all posted deadlines for clearance and final acceptance prior to class registration.
Immunizations must be on file prior to acceptance into the program. Immunization cost averages are: TB $40, Influenza $62 - $106, Tdap $131, Hep B $57 - $123, MMR $45, Varicella $58 - $175.
The average cost in the Greater Houston area for physicals is $45 - $150 and $60 for CPR Certification.
Standard student supplies, dependent on their choices, will vary greatly. The average cost is $100 for items including, but not limited to, pens, spiral notebooks, 3-ring binders, highlighters, penlights, dividers, and thumb drive(s).
Clinical costs include fuel for travel and, at some sites, parking fees. Parking fees range from $5 - $20 per day. The higher costs are associated with the Texas Medical Center sites. Students attend clinical rotations two full eight hour days per week regardless of which rotation they are registered.