ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING CURRICULA


     
         
     

OPTICIANRY PLAN OF STUDY FOR TECHNICAL STUDIES
Associate in Applied Science Degree MEC

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. 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.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I*

3

 

   OPT

111

Optical Laboratory Science I

4

 

   OPT

121

Optical Theory I

4

 

   OPT

196

On-Site Training

1

 

   PED

116

Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

2

 

   SDV

101

Orientation to Health Care

1

 

 

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182

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

   ITE

115

Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts

 

3

 

   MTH

151

Math for the Liberal Arts

 

3

 

   OPT

122

Optical Theory II

 

4

 

   OPT

196

On-Site Training

 

2

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

15


Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

   OPT

123

Optical Theory III

3

 

   OPT

143

Optical Business Topics

1

 

2 OPT

196

On-Site Training

3

 

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Social-Science Elective

3

 

   SPD

229

Intercultural Communication

3

 

 

   ENG

115

Technical Writing

 

3

 

   NAS

110

Elementary Physical Science

 

3

 

2 OPT

196

On-Site Training II

 

2

 

   OPT

221

Optical Theory IV

 

4

 

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Social-Science Elective

 

3

 

 

   BUS

209

Continuous Quality Improvement

 

 

3

 

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IT Elective

 

 

3

 

2 OPT

196

On-Site Training

 

 

2

 

   OPT

230

Introduction to Contact Lenses

 

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

12

16

11

 

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 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).

4 Students in this program are strongly recommended to take HIT 130 – Intro. to Healthcare Information Systems, which meets both the IT and NVCC computer competency requirements, and prepares students for the healthcare environment.

 

       
 
       

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