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Diploma of Opticianry (OPTC)
Diploma of Opticianry (OPTC)

Diploma of Opticianry (OPTC)

  • ID:SC010137
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

  • Mathematics: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

  • Science: Grade 12 C or U chemistry or physics, or Grade 11 C or U biology, or an equivalent course

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 60

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 105 to 110

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 58

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 20

Course Information

In this two-year diploma program, you will acquire the specialized knowledge and skills required to safely and competently dispense subnormal vision devices, contact lenses and eyeglasses. You will also learn the basic science of sight and optics and develop practical spectacle fabrication and dispensing skills

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Semester 1

  • COM101, Communicating Across Contexts

  • COM470, Interpersonal Communication

  • OPT100, Introduction to Optics

  • OPT104, Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

  • OPT105, Eyeglass Dispensing Lab - Fitting and Measurements

  • OPT106, Eyeglass Dispensing Lab I

  • OPT107, Eyeglass Dispensing Theory

Semester 2

  • OPT201, Applied Optics

  • OPT203, Dispensing Lab II

  • OPT204, Eyeglass Fabrication I

  • OPT205, Anatomy and Physiology for Contact Lens

  • OPT206, Introductory Dispensing Lab

  • OPT207, Eyeglass Dispensing Theory II

  • OPT208, Professional Practice and Optical Business

Semester 3

  • OPT302, Dispensing Lab III

  • OPT303, Contact Lens Theory I

  • OPT304, Contact Lens Lab I

  • OPT305, Eyeglass Fabrication II

  • OPT306, Contact Lens Observ

  • OPT309, Refraction Theory II

  • OPT310, Refraction Lab II

  • WTP100, Work Term Preparation

  • Work-Integrated Learning Term 1

  • OPT551, Opticianry, Co-op

Semester 4

  • OPT401, Contact Lens Theory II

  • OPT402, Contact Lens Lab II

  • OPT404, Product Knowledge Seminar

  • OPT405, Comprehensive Review Contact Lens

  • OPT406, Binocular Vision and Low Vision

  • OPT409, Professional Practice

  • plus: General Education Course

  • plus: General Education Course

  • Work-Integrated Learning Term 2

  • OPT552, Opticianry, Co-op II

  • Additional

  • CPR Heart Saver Certification and First Aid Emergency Certification are required to graduate from this program.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

  • Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies  Seneca College Toronto

  • Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences (BAHSc) (Honours) – Bridge Ontario Tech University  Ontario

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Honours) in Educational Studies and Digital Technology – Advanced Entry Ontario Tech University Ontario

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) (Honours) – Bridge Ontario Tech University Ontario

  • Undergraduate Diploma in Designing Adult Learning for the Digital Age  Ontario Tech University Ontario

  • Post-Diploma Bachelor of Technology (Small Business Management) Dalhousie University  Canada

  • B.Sc. – Health Services Administration    Davenport University U.S.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Retail optical dispensaries

  • Contact lens clinics

  • Medical clinics 

  • Health care delivery team

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $807.49CAD

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