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 2-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.


The two-year associate of science program combines lecture, on-campus laboratory, and off-campus clinical experiences. The off-campus clinical experiences include work-based learning at manufacturing labs, retail optical centers, and private optometry or ophthalmic practices. Clinical site locations can range between North Hollywood to western Ventura County.

Dr. Carol Higashida (805) 378-1459

John Everlove, Phone (805) 378-1433

Derek Beasley
Eric McGregor

Lydia Basmajian

Important Dates/Deadline

Moorpark College
Health Sciences Department
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark, Ca 93021