Ophthalmic Science Technology

Opticians dispense corrective lenses to aid patients in their visual needs. This is accomplished by using scientific and clinical procedures and applying learned skills needed to successfully produce and fit top quality eyewear.   Apply & Register Program Details

Opticians dispense corrective lenses to aid patients in their visual needs. This is accomplished by using scientific and clinical procedures and applying learned skills needed to successfully produce and fit top quality eyewear.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Applied Science
CodeCourseCredits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101English Composition I13
CIS-105Computer Literacy or 
CIS-101Personal Computer Applications or 
CSC-102Information Literacy in a Digital Era3
MTH-100Algebraic Concepts4
OPH-104Ophthalmic Lab I23
OPH-111Ophthalmic Materials Lecture I33
OPH-130Anatomy of the Eye3
  19
Second Semester
ENG-102English Composition II43
OPH-105Ophthalmic Lab II53
OPH-112Ophthalmic Materials Lecture II63
OPH-131Introduction to Contact Lenses73
...-...Laboratory Science General Education Elective4
  16
CodeCourseCredits
Second Year / First Semester
OPH-203Ophthalmic Materials Laboratory III82
OPH-220Optic Principles93
OPH-232Contact Lens Fitting I103
OPH-240Ophthalmic Dispensing I94
OPH-250Ophthalmic Clinic I111
OPH-260Co-op I: Ophthalmic Science121
  14
Second Semester
OPH-204Ophthalmic Materials Laboratory IV132
OPH-233Contact Lens Fitting II143
OPH-241Ophthalmic Dispensing II154
OPH-251Ophthalmic Clinic II161
OPH-261Co-op II: Ophthalmic Science171
OPH-270Ophthalmic Dispensing Office Procedures183
...-...Diversity: Social Science General Education Elective or 
...-...Diversity: Humanities General Education Elective3
  17
 Total Minimum Credits66
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Co-requisite: OPH 111
3 Co-requisite: OPH 104
4 Prerequisite: ENG 101
5 Prerequisite: OPH 104; Co-requisite: OPH 112
6 Prerequisite: OPH 111; Co-requisite: OPH 105
7 Prerequisite: OPH 130
8 Prerequisite: OPH 105
9 Prerequisite: OPH 105 and OPH 112
10 Prerequisite: OPH 131
11 Prerequisite: OPH 105, OPH 112 and OPH 131; Co-requisite: OPH 260
12 Prerequisite: OPH 105, OPH 112 and OPH 131; Co-requisite: OPH 250
13 Prerequisite: OPH 203
14 Prerequisite: OPH 232
15 Prerequisite: OPH 240
16 Prerequisite: OPH 250, and OPH 260; Co-requisite: OPH 261
17 Prerequisite: OPH 250, and OPH 260; Co-requisite: OPH 251
18 Prerequisite: OPH 112

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Fabricate a complete pair of eyeglasses conforming to state and ANSI standards.
  2. Interpret a doctor’s prescription.
  3. To dispense a complete pair of eyeglasses and contact lenses from a doctor’s prescription.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of spectacle lens and contact lens design through mathematical calculations

Program Results

The following data indicates how many Camden County College Ophthalmic Science Technology students found jobs, graduates, and passed the licensing and certification exams over the past three years.

Download the 2020 Ophthalmic Science Technology Program Outcomes

Employment Opportunities

  • Private practice
  • Clinical practice
  • Optical sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Ophthalmic laboratory technician
  • Contact lens technician

Special Program Requirements

  • The program has an open enrollment policy; however, any applicant who does not have college-level mathematics or English must achieve satisfactory scores on the College Placement Test.
  • All prospective students must schedule an interview with the Ophthalmic Science program director.
  • Due to the sequential nature of the specialty courses, admission is usually limited to September.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Ophthalmic
    courses in order to be eligible for the New Jersey Ophthalmic
    Dispensers Exam.
  • Students must have an approved apprenticeship for 4 months
    after program completion to be eligible for the New Jersey
    Ophthalmic Dispensers Exam.

Contact Person

Daniel G. Banks, Coordinator
(856) 374-5058
email: dbanks@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

51.1801

Program Code

OPH.AAS