Stenberg College

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Licensed Optician

Stenberg College

Faculty:Health Care Technology
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Length:55 Week(s)


Opticianry is one of the three "Os" of eyecare. The other two are Ophthalmology and Optometry. A Licensed Optician is an eyecare specialist. They advise, design and produce optical products such as eyeglasses, contacts, low-vision and specialized products. Licensed Opticians are one of 25 designated health professions regulated under the Health Professions Act in B.C.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •   Science 
Applicants are required to: have Grade 12 graduation or mature student status; provide proof of English 10 or higher, or take the Reading Comprehension test Level C (a Stenberg College English Assessment is available); any Math 11 with a grade of “C-” or higher (or equivalent); or completion of the Stenberg College Math Assessment; and any Science Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of C or higher (preferred).
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
Applicants are required to have two years of retail or customer service experience with the same employer, or a minimum six months of customer service experience with a reference letter from an employer.

* 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 November 14, 2023