Students will acquire competencies in all phases of opticianry, including analysis and interpretation of prescriptions; surfacing, benchwork, dispensing, and fitting of eyewear and ophthalmic devices; maintenance of consumer records; effective communication with consumers; and business management skills.
Graduates should qualify to take certification examinations given by the American Board of Opticianry, the National Contact Lens Examiners, and the North Carolina State Board of Opticians, as well as other state licensing boards.
Durham Tech students who completed the program, had a 100 percent pass rate on the 2017 North Carolina State Board of Opticians Licensure exams.
Review the Admissions Checklist and Admissions Application (available here February 1, 2020). If you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the above information, you may contact Anna-Wade Banks.
Estimated Tuition & Fees
Current and Upcoming Course Offerings
|Course Number||Title||Credit Hours|
|ACA-122||College Transfer Success||1|
|CIS-110||Introduction to Computers||3|
|ENG-111||Writing and Inquiry||3|
|ENG-112||Writing and Research in the Disciplines||3|
|OPH-111||Ophthalmic Lab I||3|
|OPH-121||Anatomy & Phys-Eye||3|
|OPH-132||Optical Dispensing II||4|
|OPH-142||Optical Theory II||3|
|OPH-262||Contact Lenses II||4|
|OPH-282||Optical Externship II||2|