NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
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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

OPT096On-Site Training1
OPT111Optical Finishing I4
OPT121Optical Theory I4
 
OPT096On-Site Training 1
   OPT122Optical Theory II 4

Total Credits/Semester95

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

OPT123Optical Theory III3
OPT196On-Site Training1
 
OPT196On-Site Training 1
   OPT221Optical Theory IV 4

Total Credits/Semester45

Third Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   OPT195Optical Business Topics1
OPT296On-Site Training1
 
OPT296On-Site Training 1
   SPD126Interpersonal Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester24

Total credits for the Optician Career Studies Certificate = 29.

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (STD) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NVCC.

1 OPT 096, 196, 296 On-Site Training takes place on the job. To fulfill the requirements of a Registered Apprentice, 2000 hours per year are required.

2 OPT 111 is the introductory course for all finishing and surfacing laboratory work. This course is required to be taken in conjunction with OPT 096, On-Site Training.

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

4 OPT 123 is the introductory course for all ophthalmic dispensing work. This course is required to be taken in conjunction with OPT 196, On-Site Training.


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