Nov 26, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
    
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Optical Dispensing, Associate of Applied Science


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School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)   

Description

This program gives the student the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work in optical dispensing. Standard eyewear and contact lens dispension are covered.  While in progress students will be eligible to take the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) Basic certification exams (at the end of term 2) and advanced certification exams (at the end of term 4).  Upon completion of the program graduates will have finished all materials to apply for master level status with the ABO.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career Opportunities in Optical Dispensing

This degree and the embedded certificates provides students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and technical skills to work as technicians in optician’s offices, eyewear manufacturing plants and retail eyewear sites. Emphasis is on both traditional eyewear and contact lens dispensing. Graduates are eligible for credentialing by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE)

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Associate of Applied Science in Optical Dispensing 67-68 credit hours


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