Associate of Science in Vision Care Technology

Curriculum

General Education Core - 21 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX Writing Competency (WR) 3
COM 1XX Communications Competency (COM) 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
MATH 1XX Math Competency (MATH) 3
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology (SS) 3
  Cultural Competency (CU or E/P) 3

Non-Major Core Requirements - 3 credits

IDA 120 Intellectual Discovery Strategies 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

Total Credits: 

62

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Course sections noted with an 'H' are delivered in a hybrid format (a combination of on-campus and online learning).
Course sections noted with an 'O' are delivered in an online format.

Start classes September 10.

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All Vision Care Technology Program (OPS) 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.