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Opticianry

Opticianry

Program Code:OPTC
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Work-Integrated Learning:Mandatory Work Term

Program Description

In the Opticianry program, you'll acquire the specialized knowledge and skills required to safely and competently dispense subnormal vision devices, contact lenses and eye glasses. You'll also learn the basic science of sight and optics and develop practical spectacle fabrication and dispensing skills.

Provincial Registration

In order to practice in Ontario as a Registered Optician, graduates must be successful in a registration examination, amongst other requirements, for entry in the College of Opticians of Ontario (COO). Seneca's Opticianry program is recognized by the College of Opticians of Ontario. For more information, please visit coptont.org.

Additional Graduation Requirements

All students are required to complete Emergency First Aid/Heartsaver CPR "BLS-A" (St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross or equivalent). Certifications cannot expire during the calendar year of graduation. It is the responsibility of the student to provide proof of certification prior to graduation.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U)
    • Any Grade 12 Science: (C or U) or Grade 11 Biology: (C).
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Opticians are members of a health care delivery team who dispense eye glasses, contact lenses and subnormal vision devices. Successfully complete this two-year diploma program and you'll find career opportunities in retail optical dispensaries and contact lens clinics, as well as medical clinics in Ontario, across Canada and internationally.

Work-Integrated Learning

Mandatory Work Term

A mandatory program requirement in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for the mandatory work term regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Year 2 Work Term 1 Semester 4 Work Term 2

 

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
COM470 Interpersonal Communication
EAC150 College English
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

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
COM470 Interpersonal Communication
EAC150 College English
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
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory  or
Work Term Preparation
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
OPT551
Work Term or
Opticianry, Co-op
 
Semester 4
OPT308 Visual Assessment and Refractometry
OPT401 Contact Lens Theory II
OPT402 Contact Lens Lab II
OPT409 Professional Practice
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice  or
Work-Integrated Learning
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
OPT552
Work Term  or
Opticianry, Co-op

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
OPT100 Introduction to Optics
OPT104 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye
OPT106 Eyeglass Dispensing Lab I
OPT202 Dispensing Theory I
 
Semester 2
APC100 Applied Professional Communications
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
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory  or
Work Term Preparation
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
OPT551
Work Term  or
Opticianry, Co-op
 
Semester 4
OPT308 Visual Assessment and Refractometry
OPT401 Contact Lens Theory II
OPT402 Contact Lens Lab II
OPT409 Professional Practice
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice  or
Work-Integrated Learning
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
OPT552
Work Term or
Opticianry, Co-op
 
Professional Options
ACC106 Accounting I
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
BUS101 Business Admin
BUS106 Business - It's Nature and Environment
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
MRK177 Marketing Skills and Insights

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Maureen Massicot
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22014
Maureen.Massicot@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Eric Kiely
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22465
Eric.Kiely@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Linda Wren
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26580
Linda.Wren@senecacollege.ca
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator: Loretta Gilbert
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 24588
Loretta.Gilbert@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Tony Mallette
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55143
Tony.Mallette@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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