A QUICK INTRO
One of only two such programs in the state, Opticianry prepares you to adapt and fit corrective eyewear or ophthalmic devices as prescribed by the ophthalmologist or optometrist.
WHAT YOU STUDY
Students will acquire competencies in all phases of opticianry, including analysis and interpretation of prescriptions; surfacing, benchwork, dispensing, and fitting of eyewear and ophthalmic devices; maintenance of consumer records; effective communication with consumers; and business management skills.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Graduates should qualify to take certification examinations given by the American Board of Opticianry, the National Contact Lens Examiners, and the North Carolina State Board of Opticians, as well as other state licensing boards.
WHAT YOU CAN EARN
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Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.
FALL SEMESTER 1
|ACA||111||College Student Success||1|
|ENG||111||Writing & Inquiry||3|
|OPH||121||Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye||3|
|OPH||131||Optical Dispensing I||3|
|OPH||141||Optical Theory I||3|
SPRING SEMESTER 1
|ENG||114||Pro. Research & Reporting||3|
|OPH||111||Ophthalmic Laboratory I||3|
|OPH||132||Optical Dispensing II||4|
|OPH||142||Optical Theory II||3|
|CIS||110||Introduction to Computers||3|
FALL SEMESTER 2
|BUS||110||Introduction to Business||3|
|OPH||112||Ophthalmic Laboratory II||3|
|OPH||233||Advanced Optical Procedures||4|
|OPH||251||Optical Internship I||1|
|OPH||261||Contact Lenses I||4|
SPRING SEMESTER 2
|OPH||222||Optical Business Management||3|
|OPH||262||Contact Lenses II||4|
|OPH||282||Optical Externship II||2|