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Students are admitted to the Opticianry Program in August of each year. A total of 72 credits must be completed for an Associate in Science degree. The required general education courses are an important part of the program. Since admissions are highly competitive, it is strongly recommended that you take the core courses, particularly the natural science courses, before you are admitted to the program. Your success at the courses you take before applying to the program will improve your chances of being admitted, although taking these courses in advance does not guarantee admission.

Students may choose the full-time or the part-time option. Course content is sequential, and students should plan to enroll in all Opticianry courses in the order and during the terms indicated in the following curriculum outlines.

Full-Time Course Plan

 

 

Course Number

Course Title

Required Credits

 

General Education Courses

 

ENC 1101

English Composition 1

3 credits

PHI 2604

Critical Thinking & Ethics

3 credits

CLP 1006

The Psychology of Personal Effectiveness

3 credits

SPC 1017

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3 credits

MAC 1105

College Algebra

3 credits

 

TOTAL

15 Credits

Full-Time Course Plan

 

Major Courses – 1st Semester

 

OPT 1110

Physical and Geometric Optics

4 credits

OPT 1205

Ocular Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

3 credits

OPT 1330

Clinical Data Collection 1

2 credits

 

TOTAL

9 Credits

 

 

Major Courses – 2nd Semester

 

OPT 1150

Ophthalmic Lenses

2 credits

OPT 1331

Clinical Data Collection 2

2 credits

OPT 1331L

Clinical Data Collection 2 Lab

1 credit

OPT 1450

Ophthalmic Dispensing Procedures 1

1 credit

OPT 1450L

Ophthalmic Dispensing Procedures 1 Lab

1 credit

OPT 2505

Contact Lenses 1

3 credits

OPT 2070L

Computers for Vision Care

1 credit

 

TOTAL

11 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 3rd Semester

 

OPT 2375

Refractometry

1 credit

OPT 2375L

Refractometry Lab

1 credit

OPT 2420

Eyeware Fabrication 1

2 credits

OPT 2420L

Eyeware Fabrication 1 Lab

1 credit

OPT 2451

Ophthalmic Dispensing Procedures 2

1 credit

OPT 2451L

Ophthalmic Dispensing Procedures 2 Lab

1 credit

OPT 2506

Contact Lenses 2

2 credits

OPT 2506L

Contact Lenses 2 Lab

1 credit

OPT 2800L

Vision Care Clinic 1

2 credits

 

TOTAL

12 Credits

 

 

Major Courses – 4th Semester

 

OPT 2421C

Eyewear Fabrication 2

3 credits

OPT 2801L

Vision Care Clinic 2

4 credits

OPT 2830C

Contact Lens Clinic 1

2 credits

OPT 2875L

Ophthalmic Dispensing Practicum 1

2 credits

OPT 2376L

Refractometry Lab II

1 credit

 

TOTAL

12 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 5th Semester

 

OPT 2060

Ophthalmic Management Policy & Procedures

2 credits

OPT 2422C

Eyewear Fabrication 3

3 credits

OPT 2802L

Vision Care Clinic 3

4 credits

OPT 2831L

Contact Lens Clinic 2

1 credit

OPT 2876L

Ophthalmic Dispensing Practicum 2

2 credits

OPT 2377L

Refractometry Lab III

1 credit

 

TOTAL

13 Credits

 

GRAND TOTAL

72 CREDITS

CGS 1060 – Introduction to Microcomputers - Introduction to Microcomputer Usage - This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance in the course.


Part-Time Course Plan

 

 

 Major Courses – 1st Semester

 

OPT 1205

Ocular Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

3 credits

OPT 1330

Clinical Data Collection 1

2 credits

 

TOTAL

5 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 2nd Semester

 

OPT 1331

Clinical Data Collection 2

2 credits

OPT 1331L

Clinical Data Collection 2 Lab

1 credit

OPT 1450

Ophthalmic Dispensing Procedures 1

1 credit

OPT 1450L

Ophthalmic Dispensing Procedures 1 Lab

1 credit

 

 TOTAL

5 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 3rd Semester

 

OPT 2451

Ophthalmic Dispensing Procedures 2

1 credit

OPT 2451L

Ophthalmic Dispensing Procedures 2 Lab

1 credit

OPT 2800L

Vision Care Clinic 1

2 credits

 

 TOTAL

4 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 4th Semester

 

OPT 1110

Physical and Geometric Optics

4 credits

OPT 2801

Vision Care Clinic 2

4 credits

 

 TOTAL

8 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 5th Semester

 

OPT 1150

Ophthalmic Lenses

2 credits

OPT 2505

Contact Lenses 1

3 credits

OPT 2070L

Computers for Vision Care

1 credit

OPT 2060

Ophthalmic Management Policies & Procedures

2 credits

 

 TOTAL

8 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 6th Semester

 

OPT 2375

Refractometry

1 credit

OPT 2375L

Refractometry Lab

1 credit

OPT 2420

Eyewear Fabrication 1

2 credits

OPT 2420L

Eyewear Fabrication 1 Lab

1 credit

OPT 2506

Contact Lens 2

1 credit

OPT 2506L

Contact Lens 2 Lab

2 credits

 

 TOTAL

8 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 7th Semester

 

OPT 2421C

Eyewear Fabrication 2

3 credits

OPT 2830C

Contact Lens Clinic

2 credits

OPT 2875L

Ophthalmic Dispensing Practicum 1

2 credits

OPT 2376L

Refractometry Lab II

1 credit

 

 TOTAL

8 Credits 

 

 

Major Courses – 8th Semester

 

OPT 2422C

Eyewear Fabrication 3

3 credits

OPT 2802L

Vision Care Clinic 3

4 credits

OPT 2831L

Contact Lens Clinic 2

1 credit

OPT 2876L

Ophthalmic Dispensing Practicum 2

2 credits

OPT 2377L

Refractometry III

1 credit

 

TOTAL

11 Credits

 

GRAND TOTAL(includes required general Ed courses)

72 Credits

 

 

 

CGS 1060 – Introduction to Microcomputers - Introduction to Microcomputer Usage - This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance in the course. This applies to both part-time and full-time course plans. *HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program.

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