The Optical Technology Program is a two year associate of science (AS) degree career preparation program. The program prepares students for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) examination to be licensed as a Dispensing Optician.
Students who complete the Optical Technology program will be provided the essential knowledge and skills to fabricate, fit, and dispense eyeglasses and contact lenses in manufacturing, retail, and professional vision care settings.
Students must complete the general education prerequisite courses, core optical technology courses, and the local area general education courses to earn the AS degree.
In addition to General Education degree requirements, complete the following:
|OPTI M01||Optical Materials Theory I||3|
|OPTI M01L||Optical Materials Clin Lab I||2|
|OPTI M01SL||Optical Materials Skills Lab I||1.5|
|OPTI M02||Optical Dispensing Theory I||3|
|OPTI M02L||Optical Dispensing Clin Lab I||2|
|OPTI M03||Optical Materials Theory II||3|
|OPTI M03L||Optical Materials Clin Lab II||2|
|OPTI M03SL||Optical Materials Skills Lab II||1.5|
|OPTI M04||Optical Dispensing Theory II||3|
|OPTI M04L||Optical Dispensing Clinical Lab II||2|
|OPTI M05||Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Eye||3|
|OPTI M06||Contact Lens Theory I||3|
|OPTI M07||Contact Lens Theory II||3|
|OPTI M07L||Contact Lens Clinical Lab||2|