Optical Sciences - Eyeglasses

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Program Information

Faculty:Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Optometric Technician/Assistant
Description:Opticianry is a growing industry that involves the fitting and supplying of eyeglasses. The skillful preparation and fitting of corrective lenses is 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, independent study program. In addition to the two (2) years of theory, four (4) clinical levels must be completed. The clinical consists of on-the-job training similar in nature to an apprenticeship; students perfect their skills under the supervision of a qualified preceptor at their place of employment.
URL:Optical Sciences - Eyeglasses at NAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,880

Cost per credit is $81 (for Domestic students) and $271 (for International students). Tuition cap per semester is $1,940 (Domestic) and $6,500 (International). Additional fees apply.

Admission Requirements

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.

Modified on March 14, 2018