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Optical Sciences - Eyeglasses

NAIT

Faculty:School of Health and Life Sciences
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Optometric Technician/Assistant
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,880
International: $13,875

Cost per credit is $89 (for Domestic students) and $336 (for International students). Tuition cap per semester is $2,134 (Domestic) and $8,051 (International). Additional fees apply.

Description:

Opticianry is a growing industry that involves the fitting and supplying of eyeglasses. The skillful preparation and fitting of corrective lenses are vitally important to the customer's health; therefore, people entering this field require rigorous training and education. Since the work is retail-oriented, anyone considering this as a career must have great communication skills as well as a flexible schedule.

The Optical Sciences Eyeglasses Diploma is a two-year program. Students complete the theory portion online and the clinical portion (practicum) at their workplace. The practicum consists of on-the-job training, similar in nature to an apprenticeship. Students perfect their skills under the direct supervision of a qualified preceptor at their place of employment.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have a Canadian High School Diploma or assessed equivalent.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Work Experience
    Applicant be working in the field and have someone qualified to oversee their practical training such as a licensed optician, optometrist or ophthalmologist.

    * 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.

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