Curriculum Guideline

Dispensing Opticianry

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPDOPT
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Dispensing Opticianry
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Dispensing Opticianry Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201730
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Dispensing Opticianry
Length of Program
Two years
Credits
63.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • High School Graduation or equivalent *
  • Any Math 11 with a grade of "C-" or better (or equivalent)
  • A completed and signed Optical Tour Form
  • Applicants may be required to attend a personal interview that will be used for the purposes of providing information and academic counselling. Direct entry into second year of the program is available for those individuals already employed within the optical field as an Optician - Eyeglass Dispenser and desiring educational qualifications in the fitting of contact lenses
  • Criminal Record Check - This program requires students to train in an environment that demands individuals to provide proof of a satisfactorily completed, current CRS for the protection of the clients. To meet this requirement, prospective students must submit to a current CRC as a condition of entry to the program. All costs related to the completion of this search are the responsibility of the individual student.

* Successful completion of two three-credit university transfer courses may be substituted for high school graduation

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 63 credits
  • 25% (16 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Minimum Grade: “C” in all courses except Mastery graded courses.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Semester I

DOPT 1100

Dispensing Optician Theory I

5.00

DOPT 1112

Dispensing Optician Lab Skills I

6.00

CMNS 1216

Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace

3.00

Semester I credits

 

14.00

Semester II

DOPT 1200

Dispensing Optician Theory II

5.00

DOPT 1210

Dispensing Optician Clinical Practice II

4.00

DOPT 1212

Dispensing Optician Lab Skills II

6.00

Semester II Credits

 

15.00

Semester III

DOPT 1310

Dispensing Optician Eyeglass Preceptorship

5.00

Semester III credits

 

5.00

Semester IV

DOPT 2101

Theory in Contact Lenses & Optical Technologies I

4.00

DOPT 2113

Laboratory in Contact Lenses & Optical Technologies I

6.00

Semester IV credits

 

10.00

Semester V

DOPT 2201

Theory in Contact Lenses & Optical Technologies II

4.00

DOPT 2211

Clinical in Contact Lenses & Optical Technologies II

5.00

DOPT 2213

Laboratory in Contact Lenses & Optical Technologies II

6.00

Semester V credits

 

15.00

Semester VI 

DOPT 2311

Clinical in Contact Lenses & Optical Technologies III

4.00

Semester VI credits

 

4.00

Total Program Credits

 

63.00