SAIT

Optician

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Program Information

School:SAIT
Faculty:School of Health and Public Safety
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Prof., Other
Description:Be in the forefront of eye care practice, working as part of a multi-disciplinary vision care team. Students will study ocular pathology, refracting and pharmacology, as well as business and retail aspects of the profession.

The Optician program is two years in length and trains students to be in the forefront of eye care practice, working as part of a multi-disciplinary vision care team. Students will study ocular pathology, refracting and pharmacology, as well as business and retail aspects of the profession. Application of the theory will be demonstrated through clinical competencies focusing on refraction, filling eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions, ensuring a proper fit, and determining clients’ eyewear needs. These skills, along with business and retail skills, will be practiced and demonstrated in a dynamic, patient-centered environment.
URL:Optician at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Science 

Admission Requirements: A minimum grade of 65% in each of the following courses or their equivalents: English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30 Physics 20 or Biology 30 or Science 30 or Completion of the SAIT Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting program or equivalent All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 04, 2020

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