|NVCC 2002-2003 Catalog|
|OPTICIANRY PLAN OF STUDY FOR TECHNICAL STUDIES|
|Associate in Applied Science Degree AN|
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Purpose: This plan of study is designed to prepare students for employment as opticians. Employees who wish to begin technical training in the workplace may earn credit through the on-site training portion of the program. Students who wish to become licensed opticians may use the on- site training portion of this program toward licensure requirements. Students in the Optician career studies certificate may apply those credits to this AAS degree program. Practicing opticians licensed in Virginia who do not have a college certificate will be eligible for advanced placement upon presenting their license.
Students must place into English 111 to enroll in this program.
Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Technical Studies with an Opticianry Plan of Study = 69.
1 The Humanities/Fine Arts elective may be selected from art (ART), humanities (HUM), music (MUS), philosophy (PHI), religion (REL), sign communication (SCM), speech and drama (SPD 100, 110, 115, 126, or 229), foreign languages, or 200-level literature (ENG) courses. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.
2 Apprenticeship equivalent to On-Site Training via Advanced Standing.
3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).