Douglas College

Dispensing Opticianry

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Science & Technology
Field of Study:Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Description:The Dispensing Optician Diploma Program covers all areas of modern opticianry, including eyeglasses, contact lenses and refraction technologies. Students gain clinical experience and service skills by working with customers in the College's Vision Centre. The program provides the necessary skills for employment and prepares students to meet British Columbia's licensing requirements. If you are already a licensed Dispensing Optician and want to gain contact lens fitting qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the program.
URL:Dispensing Opticianry at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Applicants must meet General College Admission Requirements. Any Math 11 with a grade of "C-" or better (or equivalent) is also required.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    A completed and signed Optical Tour Form is required. Applicants may be required to attend a personal interview that will be used for the purposes of providing information and academic counselling. A Criminal Record Check is also required. All costs related to the completion of this search are the responsibility of the individual student.

    * 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 August 10, 2020