|NVCC 2003-2004 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.
To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog. Students in this program may take HIT 130 – Intro. to Healthcare Information Systems or take the NVCC computer competency test.
1 The humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the list on page 38. 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).
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