Lake Superior College

Ophthalmic Associate Certification Test Preparation (COA-A3)

Program Description:
This 12-week course is designed to prepare uncertified ophthalmic assistants to take the certification
exam necessary for the COA certification. The International Joint Commission on
Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (ICAHPO) – formerly known as JCAHPO - has
termed this uncertified-to-COA track as “COA-A3,”

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Cancellations: The college reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment; payment is then automatically refunded. If we have to cancel your class, you can request a full refund of your tuition or transfer to another course of your choice, space permitting.
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Refund Policy: (Also applies to purchase orders) Full refunds will be given to any student/company canceling within the required timeframe set for each class. Typically the timeframe is 3, 7, or 14 business days. For specific timeframe please check the class description. Student and/or companies will incur all charges with no refund if student does not drop the course within the required timeframe. 
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