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Opticianry

Opticianry

(Co-op)

Program Code:OPTC
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

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.

Co-operative Education

The co-op portion of the Opticianry program is a mandatory experience that prepares you for your role as an optician. Co-op work-terms are educational experiences in an environment which enhances the academic program and contributes to students' practical education. Dispensary experiences are divided into two co-op work-terms, scheduled to pertinent stages of the program. You will have a shared responsibility for securing suitable co-op work placements and will be assisted by the Seneca College Co-op Office.

See www.senecacollege.ca/coop.

Co-op 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.

2016/2017 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
COM470 Interpersonal Communication
OPT300 Ocular Patho-Physiology
OPT303 Contact Lens Theory I
OPT304 Contact Lens Lab I
OPT305 Eyeglass Fabrication II
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 4
OPT308 Visual Assessment and Refractometry
OPT401 Contact Lens Theory II
OPT402 Contact Lens Lab II
OPT409 Professional Practice
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term
 
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

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 Co-op Professional Theory
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 4
OPT308 Visual Assessment and Refractometry
OPT401 Contact Lens Theory II
OPT402 Contact Lens Lab II
OPT409 Professional Practice
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term
 
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

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
OPT100 Introduction to Optics 3
OPT104 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 3
OPT106 Eyeglass Dispensing Lab I 3
OPT202 Dispensing Theory I 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
APC100 Applied Professional Communications 3
OPT103 Geometric Optics 3
OPT200 Applied Ophthalmic Optics 3
OPT204 Eyeglass Fabrication I 3
OPT301 Dispensing Theory II 3
OPT307 Eyeglass Dispensing Lab II 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
OPT300 Ocular Patho-Physiology 3
OPT303 Contact Lens Theory I 3
OPT304 Contact Lens Lab I 3
OPT305 Eyeglass Fabrication II 3
XXXXXX Professional Option
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory 1
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
OPT308 Visual Assessment and Refractometry 3
OPT401 Contact Lens Theory II 3
OPT402 Contact Lens Lab II 3
OPT409 Professional Practice 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice 1
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II
 
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I 3
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
BUS101 Business Admin 3
BUS106 Business - It's Nature and Environment 4
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
MRK177 Marketing Skills and Insights 2

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shanda Reid
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22805
Shanda.Reid@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@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
Program Chair (Acting): Jennifer Graham
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55143
Jennifer.Graham@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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