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Opticianry

Available: Fall

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.

Campus

Duration

4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

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

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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).

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$7,760

Tuition – International

$18,497

Book & Supply Costs

$1,485


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

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

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.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Maureen Massicot 416.491.5050 ext. 22014 Maureen.Massicot@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Linda Wren 416.491.5050 ext. 26580 Linda.Wren@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Tony Mallette 416.491.5050 ext. 55143 Tony.Mallette@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network