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OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN
Career Studies Certificate MEC

Purpose: The career studies certificate in optometric technician trains individuals who are interested in providing services in vision care. The optometric technician provides delegated tasks and collects data on patients during an eye examination. An optometric technician works directly under the supervision of an optometrist. The technical training includes optical terminology, patient pre-testing skills such as tonometry, keratometry, visual acuity, color vision, visual field testing, frame selection and visual training. Credentialing is available through the American Optometric Association.

Admission Requirements:

1. Students must be admitted to NVCC at the Annandale Campus.

2 Students must attend an information session on Optometric Technology.

3. Students must qualify for or have completed ENG 111.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

   OPT

121

Optical Theory I

4

 

   OPT

123

Optical Theory III

3

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   OMP

105

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology of the Eye

 

3

 

   OPT

130

Optometric Practice Management

 

2

 

   OPT

196

On-Site Training I

 

2

 

 

   OPT

141

Optometric Clinical Procedures I

 

 

3

 

   OPT

231

Contact Lenses I

 

 

4

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

8

7

7

Second Year

1st Semester


 

   OMP

196

On-Site Training II

3

 

   OPT

143

Optical Business Topics

1

 

   SPD

126

Interpersonal Communications

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

7

Total credits for the Optometric Technician Career Studies Certificate = 29

 

 

       
 
       

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