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

Diploma of Opticianry (OPTC)

  • ID:SC010137
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,583.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,485.00
  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,583.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,485.00

* Books and Supply Costs.

Estimated Total/program:
$68,050.98
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent
  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course
  • Mathematics: Grade 12 C or U, or Grade 11 U or M, 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

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of full-time study in a school and country where English is the primary language

  • Successful completion of an intensive English program such as the English Language Institute

  • A recognized international language test score such as IELTS Academic, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

  • Refer to English language test score requirements below.

  • CAEL CE, Minimum 60, Minimum 60, Minimum 70 (Writing no less than 60), Minimum 70 (Writing no less than 60)

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 169 with no skill below 162, Minimum 169 with no skill below 162, Minimum 176 with no skill below 169, Minimum 176 with no skill below 169

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 105 to 110, Minimum score 105 to 110, Minimum score 115 to 120, Minimum score 125 to 130

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5, Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0, Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 58, Minimum score 58, Minimum score 60, Minimum score 60

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL), Minimum 80 with no skill below 20, Minimum 80 with no skill below 20, Minimum 84 with no skill below 21, Minimum 88 with no skill below 22

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 20, No skill below 20, No skill below 21, No skill below 22

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

Program

What is it?

Who can attend?

Advantages

English: 12U Equivalency

This program provides learners an opportunity to upgrade their English skills if they don’t have the high school English requirements.

Learners who complete an assessment that tests their writing and reading skills. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.

English admission requirements for the joint York-Seneca Nursing (BSCN) program have to be met according to York University standards. Review the BSCN requirements here.

 

  • Tuition-free program for qualified students
  • Classes are scheduled in the evenings on Mondays and Thursdays providing flexibility between work and learning

 

Academic Upgrading

This two- to three-semester Academic Upgrading program is for learners who are missing requirements for a college certificate or diploma program.

Learners who are 19 years or older may apply.

  • Tuition-free program for qualified students
  • Courses offered at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Students may qualify for high school equivalency certificate

 

General Arts – English for Academic Purposes (GEA)

English for Academic purposes helps English as a second language (ESL) learners improve their English skills.

ESL learners who understand English at a basic level may apply. International students may benefit from our English Language Institute (ELI) program.

  • Full time, tuitioned, day school program
  • OSAP eligible
  • Flexibility in course choices

 

Math: 12U Equivalency

This program provides learners an opportunity to upgrade their math skills if they don’t have the high school math requirements.

This course is equivalent to the Ontario curriculum's Mathematics of Data Management: Grade 12 (MDM4U) course.

 

Learners who complete an assessment that tests their skills. This opportunity is recommended for learners upgrading for admission into a Seneca degree.

The course is not available for prospective students of the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology (FPR) program and the joint York-Seneca Nursing (BSCN) program who need to meet additional math course requirements. Select “admission requirements” on each program page for details.

 

  • Tuition-free program for qualified students.
  • Classes are scheduled in the evenings on Mondays providing flexibility between work and learning.

 

 

 

 

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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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