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.
Graduates will 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.
The Opticianry program is accredited by the and approved by the .
View more information about program and licensure outcomes, course participation, and the program's mission, goal, and objectives. Students also have the opportunity to gain experience in the on-campus Optical Shop.
How to Apply
Program applications are due July 15 for a Fall start or December 1 for a Spring start.
- Before you Apply
View the Admissions Checklist. Attend an information session (recommended). They are listed in the Upcoming Events section below.
- Apply to the College
New students who are not currently enrolled at ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp should apply to the College using the Health Tech Students then Steps to Apply.
- Apply to the Program
Once prerequisites are completed, apply to the Opticianry program during the application period using the online .