Program of Study

Opticianry, AAS

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***PENDING SACSCOC approval for Fall 2021
 
Fall Semester 1            
Prefix Number Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
OPH 121 Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye 3 0 0 3
OPH 131 Optical Dispensing I 3 0 0 3
OPH 141 Optical Theory I 3 0 0 3
    Totals 15 2 0 16
Spring Semester 1            
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
OPH 111 Ophthalmic Laboratory I 2 3 0 3
OPH 132 Optical Dispensing II 3 2 0 4
OPH 142 Optical Theory II 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
    Totals 14 5 0 16
Summer 1            
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3 0 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
    Totals 14 5 0 16
Fall 2            
OPH 112 Ophthalmic Laboratory II 2 3 0 3
OPH 233 Advanced Optical Procedures 3 2 0 4
OPH 251 Optical Internship I 0 0 3 1
OPH 261 Contact Lenses I 3 3 0 4
    Totals 8 8 3 12
Spring 2            
OPH 215 Laboratory Proficiency 0 6 0 2
OPH 222 Optical Business Management 3 0 0 3
OPH 243 Technical Proficiency 3 0 0 3
OPH 262 Contact Lenses II 3 3 0 4
OPH 282 Optical Externship II 0 6 0 2
    Totals 9 15 0 14




































 
Total Semester Hour Credits: 64


ADMISSIONS CRITERIA 
The Opticianry program has a limited enrollment and only admits a class in the fall of each year. Applications and supporting documents must be complete and submitted by April 25 of the year in which the student wishes to enroll in the program. If all slots have not been filled after the above deadline, there may be extensions to the deadline. Please check with the Admissions office about the status of the program. 

PHASE I - To be completed by April 25. The applicant must: 
1. Complete an application (if not currently enrolled). Designate Opticianry as the program of interest. If you are a current student, see Admissions to complete a change of major form if you wish to apply to the program. 
2. Be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED). 
3. Submit official copies of all transcripts (high school and college). Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all necessary records are sent to the College Admissions Office. 
4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the most recent academic transcript with ten semester hours completed excluding developmental courses.  
5. Meet the Southwestern Community College placement requirements. This may be met by one of the following: 
a. High school GPA of 2.8 or higher within the past 10 years
b. High school GPA of 2.2-2.79 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after successful completion of ENG 111 and the corresponding corequisite. This is a required corequisite for the program. 
c. High school GPA of below 2.2 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after completion of required transition English and math courses. 
d. High school graduation prior to the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after successful completion of the RISE placement test or the required transition English and math courses. 
6. All students admitted into a health sciences program may be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug testing each academic year. The results of these tests could affect the student’s ability to progress in the program. 

PHASE II 
Applicants who have successfully completed Phase 1 by the appropriate deadlines will be notified by mail if they were accepted into the program. Please ensure that the college has your current address on file. 
 

Degree: 

AAS

Program ID: 

A45560

Total Credits (Min): 

64

Credential: 

AAS

Eligible for Financial Aid: 

Yes

Offered Online: 

Y

Online Percentage: 

30