Seneca College

Opticianry (Co-op)

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Program Information

School:Seneca College
Field of Study:Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Description:In the OPTC 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.

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.
URL:Opticianry (Co-op) at Seneca College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,232
International: $17,022

All students enrolled in a co-operative education program will be charged an additional, non-refundable, administrative fee. Collection of the fees will commence with the semester in which the first Co-op Professional Practice subject is scheduled, at the rate of $495.00 per work term.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Science 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older). ALL applicants must have completed the following subjects (or their equivalents): - Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U) - Any Grade 12 Science (C or U) or Grade 11 Biology (C) - Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U)

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 50] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20) - TOEFL code 9212, OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (with no single test score below 5.5), OR CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 50

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 18, 2015