Optical health is a growing field and Opticians are an important part of the optical health team. The Opticianry program is designed to provide learners with the skills necessary to succeed as an Optician. Graduates are equipped with essential knowledge and skills to fit clients with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, assist clients in the selection of eyeglass frames, arrange for the production of eyeglasses or contact lenses and mount lenses in eyeglass frames.
The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.
NB Francophone High School Math EquivalenciesInternational Student Admission Equivalencies
Opticians are employed in optical retail outlets or other establishments with optical dispensing departments, or they may be self-employed. Graduates may apply to write the National Alliance of Canadian Opticians Regulators (NACOR) entry to practice examination and apply for licensure once all regulatory requirements have been met.
Prior to or during an applied workplace experience, Host Agencies may require students to apply for, complete, and provide proof of:
Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.
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