Optical Technology

PROGRAM PURPOSE:
Students who complete the Optical Technology program will be provided the essential knowledge and skills to fabricate, fit, and dispense eyeglasses and contact lenses in manufacturing, retail, and professional vision care settings.

The Optical Technology Program is a two year associate of science (AS) degree career preparation program.  The program prepares students for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) examination to be licensed as an Optician. Students must complete the prerequisites, core optical technology, and general education courses to earn the AS degree.

DEAN:
Norman Marten, Phone (805) 378-1459

HEALTH SCIENCES ACTING COORDINATOR:
Christina Lee, Phone (805) 378-1433

FACULTY:

COUNSELOR:
Lydia Basmajian

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applications to the Optical Technology Program are accepted once every other year.  

The application period for receipt of applicant information and transcripts by the Health Sciences Department is May 1 to October 5.  If the application due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the application will be due in the health Sciences Department office by 12:00 noon on the next business day. Applications are accepted only Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

**All paperwork should be placed in a 9x12 envelope, with your name clearly written on the outside