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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:$19,840.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,485.00
  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,840.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$807.49
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,485.00

* Books and Supply Costs.

Estimated Total/program:
$68,564.98
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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.

Tests

Certificate Programs

Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programs

Degree Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

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

COM470

Interpersonal Communication

COM101 or
COM111

Communicating Across Contexts or
Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)

OPT100

Introduction to Optics

OPT104

Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

OPT106

Eyeglass Dispensing Lab I

OPT202

Dispensing Theory I

 

Semester 2

BAM101 or
BUS106

Introduction to Business Administration or
Business - It's Nature and Environment

OPT103

Geometric Optics

OPT200

Applied Ophthalmic Optics

OPT204

Eyeglass Fabrication I

OPT301

Dispensing Theory II

OPT307

Eyeglass Dispensing Lab II

 

Semester 3

OPT300

Ocular Patho-Physiology

OPT303

Contact Lens Theory I

OPT304

Contact Lens Lab I

OPT305

Eyeglass Fabrication II

WTP100

Work Term Preparation

plus: General Education Course

 

Work-Integrated Learning Term 1

OPT551

Opticianry, Co-op

 

Semester 4

OPT308

Visual Assessment and Refractometry

OPT401

Contact Lens Theory II

OPT402

Contact Lens Lab II

OPT409

Professional Practice

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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