Optician

Class is linked with credit courses

Prerequisites:  Must be 18 and provide proof of high school diploma/GED by the class end date to be eligible for certification.  Proof of negative TB skin test. Background check is required and is an additional student expense.

Opticians work with optometrists and ophthalmologists in medical offices and retail environments filling prescriptions and dispensing eyewear.  Students are involved in skill development designed to introduce the basic principles of frame selection, styling, refractive errors, lens design and the techniques required to measure, adjust and properly dispense spectacles.  Emphasis is placed on the finishing portion of the fabrication of spectacles.  This course includes seven hours of intensive review to improve student proficiency on the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) National certification Exam.  An additional 7 hours will assist the student with resume and job interview skills.

Note:  8 hrs per week online

Fee:  $945

CEU:  14.2

HRS:  142

Questions regarding the program: please call Debra Clarke 281-478-3606