Chicago College of Optometry

Downers Grove, IL Campus


Chicago College of Optometry

The College reserves the right to alter the curriculum as it deems appropriate.

First Year


Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Fall Quarter
CORED 1599KInterprofessional Education I1
OPTOD 1510Clinical Optometry I3.5
OPTOD 1511Contemporary Issues in Healthcare & Ethics1
OPTOD 1540Geometrical Optics4
OPTOD 1561Ocular Anatomy and Physiology I3.5
PATHD 1501Pathology/Histology I2
PHYSD 1530Human Physiology I3.5
Winter Quarter
ANATD 1504Gross Anatomy3.5
MICRD  1590Immunology2
OPTOD  1500IPE: Healthcare Communication1
OPTOD 1520Clinical Optometry II3
OPTOD 1541Physiological Optics4
OPTOD 1562Ocular Anatomy and Physiology II2
PHYSD  1531Human Physiology II3.5
Spring Quarter
BIOCD 1590Biochemistry for Optometry1.5
MICRD 1582Microbiology1.5
OPTOD 1514Optometry Business Management I1
OPTOD 1522Monocular Sensory Processing2
OPTOD 1530Clinical Optometry III3
OPTOD 1543Visual Optics2
OPTOD 1550Visual Neuroanatomy & Visual Neurophysiology3.5
PATHD  1502Pathology/Histology II2

Second Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Fall Quarter
OPTOD 1620Basic Binocular Function4
OPTOD 1630Ocular Disease I3
OPTOD 1635Ocular Therapeutics I1
OPTOD 1640Clinical Optometry IV3
OPTOD 1643Ophthalmic Optics I4
OPTOD 1680Capstone Project: Research Design, Biostatistics & Literature Search1
PHARD 1641Pharmacology I3
Winter Quarter
CORED 1699Interprofessional Education II1
OPTOD 1621Ocular Motility2
OPTOD 1631Ocular Disease II3
OPTOD 1636Ocular Therapeutics II1
OPTOD 1644Ophthalmic Optics II4
OPTOD 1648Contact Lens I3
OPTOD 1650Clinical Optometry V3
OPTOD 1681Capstone Project: Study Design1
PHARD  1642Pharmacology II2
Spring Quarter
OPTOD 1623Non-Strabismic Disorders of Accommodation, Binocular Vision & Eye Movements4
OPTOD 1632Ocular Disease III3
OPTOD  1633Surgical Management of the Eyelid & Ocular Adnexa1.5
OPTOD 1637Ocular Therapeutics III3
OPTOD 1649Contact Lens II3
OPTOD 1660Clinical Optometry VI3
OPTOD 1661Clinical Services Proficiency0.5

Third Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
OPTOD 1700Clinical Medicine Procedures2
OPTOD 1714Optometry Business Management II2
OPTOD  1724Diagnosis of Strabismus & Amblyopia4
OPTOD 1733Ocular Disease IV2
OPTOD 1750Contact Lens III3
OPTOD 1770Clinical Services I6
Fall Quarter
OPTOD  1725Treatment & Management of Strabismus & Amblyopia2
OPTOD 1734Ocular Disease V2
OPTOD  1745Epidemiology, Public Health & the Optometric Profession2
OPTOD 1771Clinical Services II7
OPTOD 1778Capstone Project: Data Collection & Analysis1
OPTOD 1787Neuro-ophthalmic Disease2.5
OPTOD  1790Clinical Case Analysis I/Evidence-Based Medicine2
Winter Quarter
OPTOD 1701Behavioral Medicine1
OPTOD 1726Pediatric Optometry2
OPTOD 1735Advanced Specialized Test Interpretation 1
OPTOD 1772Clinical Services III7
OPTOD 1773Specialty Clinical Services Proficiency0.5
OPTOD 1785Low Vision Rehabilitation3
OPTOD 1791Clinical Case Analysis II/Treatment Plans2
Spring Quarter
OPTOD 1715Optometry Business Management III2
OPTOD 1727Visual Information Processing & Vision-Related Learning Problems3
OPTOD 1736Ophthalmic Application of Lasers2
OPTOD 1774Clinical Services IV7
OPTOD 1775Clinical Grand Rounds1
OPTOD 1779Capstone Project: Dissemination of Results2

Fourth Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
OPTOD 1800Clinical Services V18
Fall Quarter
OPTOD 1810Clinical Services VI18
Winter Quarter
OPTOD 1820Clinical Services VII18
Spring Quarter
OPTOD 1830Clinical Services VIII18

During their enrollment at CCO, students may be required or may choose to take specific courses that enhance skills or elective courses for enrichment. No minimum number of these course credits is required for graduation. Options may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Professional Electives-
OPTOD 1582-5Optometry CompetencyEach course 1-12
OPTOD 1682-5Selected StudiesEach course 1-3
OPTOD 1760Study Skills Enhancement2
OPTOD 1761Applied Basic Science Review1-3
OPTOD 1793-6Third Year Clinical Skills EnhancementEach course 1-7.5
OPTOD 1797Spanish for Optometric Eye Exams1.5
OPTOD 1798Sports Vision Workshop1.5
OPTOD 1799Acquired Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury1
OPTOD 1894-7Fourth Year Clinical Skills EnhancementEach course 1-18