EMCC Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 20, 2024  
EMCC Catalog 2023-2024

Ophthalmic Technology Program A.A.S

Location(s): Scooba Campus


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Ophthalmic Technology is a two-year technical program. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree. The curriculum requires a minimum of 69 semester hours of courses. The minimum requirements are 47 semester hours of Career-Technical courses in ophthalmic technology and 20 hours of academic courses.

Opticianry is defined as “the art and science of optics as applied to compounding, filling, and adapting of ophthalmic prescriptions, products and accessories.” Opticianry describes the preparation (making) of ophthalmic lenses, setting them into spectacle frames, and dispensing (fitting and delivering) them to the wearer. These acts include a large number of activities or trades, ranging from the mechanical act of lens grinding to the personal service of the selection, fitting, and adjusting of a pair of glasses to an individual’s face, selling, and public relations.

Potential positions may be found in doctor’s offices, retail optical stores, wholesale optical laboratories, and optical manufacturing companies.

16 Semester Hours


16 Semester Hours


Sophomore Year - First Semester


15 Semester Hours


15 Semester Hours


Sophomore Year - Summer Semester


3 Semester Hours


Work-based learning is available as an additional elective based on opportunity and requirements.

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