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OPTICIAN
Career Studies Certificate AN  

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Purpose: This career studies certificate is designed in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Labor to meet the Apprenticeship education requirement established by the State Board for Opticians. The curriculum will prepare registered Apprentice Opticians to sit for the state Opticianry licensing examinations.

Prerequisites: Students must be registered as an Apprentice Optician with the Virginia Department of Labor prior to beginning course work. Students must be eligible for ENG 111 and MTH 126.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

OPT111Optical Finishing I4
OPT121Optical Theory I4
OPT190Coordinated Practice1
 
   OPT122Optical Theory II 4
OPT190Coordinated Practice 1

Total Credits/Semester95

Second Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester

4OPT 123 Optical Theory III 3 3OPT 190 Coordinated Practice 1

3OPT 190 Coordinated Practice 1 OPT 221 Optical Theory IV 4 _ _ Total Credits/Semester 4 5

Third Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester

3OPT 190 Coordinated Practice 1 OPT 195 Optical Business Topics 1

3OPT 190 Coordinated Practice 1 SPD 126 Interpersonal Communication 3 _ _ Total Credits/Semester 2 4

Total credits for the Optician Career Studies Certificate = 29.

1 OPT 111 is the introductory course for all finishing and surfacing laboratory work. This course is required to be taken in conjunction with OPT 190, Coordinated Practice.

2 OPT 121 is an introductory course for ophthalmic optics. This course is required to be taken in the first semester.

3 OPT 190 is supervised coordinated practice which takes place on the job. To fulfill the requirements of a Registered Apprentice, 2000 hours per year are required.

4 OPT 123 is the introductory course for all ophthalmic dispensing work. This course is required to be taken in conjunction with OPT 190, Coordinated Practice.


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