Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology|
1750 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M2J 2X5
Tel: (416) 491-5050
Fax: (416) 492-9243
|School:||Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology|
|Field of Study:||
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
|Description:||This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire the specialized knowledge and skills required to safely and competently dispense subnormal vision devices, contact lenses and eye glasses. Students will gain knowledge in the basic science of sight and optics, as well as develop practical spectacle fabrication and dispensing skills.
The practicum portion of the Opticianry Program is designed to prepare the students for their role as an optician. Practica are defined as educational experiences in an environment which augments the academic program and contributes to students’ practical education. A total of 1,000 hours of dispensary experiences are divided into three levels, which are scheduled at pertinent stages of the program, a designated number of which must be completed in the Seneca College Vision Clinic.
Employment opportunities are available in retail optical dispensaries, contact lens clinics as well as medical clinics in Ontario, across Canada, and internationally.
This program can also be completed on a part-time basis, over the course of four years instead of two.
|Website:||Opticianry at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology|
|Cost per year:||
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants must have an 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). In lieu of the science requirement, Grade 11 Biology (C) is also an acceptable prerequisite.
* 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.
Program Updated Friday, April 06, 2012