Associate of Science in Vision Care Technology


In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in associate degree programs must complete a minimum of 21 credits in general education courses.

General Education Core - 24-25 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX English Elective 3
CAP 110 Computer Applications 3
MATH 1XX Mathematics (MATH) 3
  Science (BIO, CHEM, SCI) 3-4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology 3
  Humanities (HIS, PHIL, SPAN, ASL, HUM) 3
OPEN Elective 3

Vision Care Technology Major Core Requirements - 38 credits

First Session

VCT 101 Intro to Ophthalmic Science 3
VCT 103 Ophthalmic Fabrication I 3
VCT 102 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Eye for the Optician 3

Second Session

VCT 106 Contact Lens Theory I 3
VCT 203 Ophthalmic Fabrication II 4

Third Session

VCT 105 Ophthalmic Dispensing I 3
VCT 206 Contact Lens Theory II 3

Fourth Session

VCT 204 Contact Lens Theory and Application 3
VCT 205 Ophthalmic Dispensing II 4

Fifth Session

VCT 201 Ophthalmic Science Synthesis 3
VCT 202 Supervised Clinical Experience 3
VCT 208 Ophthalmic Practice Management 3

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All Vision Care Technology Program (VCT) courses must be completed with a "C" or better, including a supervised clinical internship. In addition, the student must meet all General Education requirements as stated in the catalog.