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Optical Technology Program at Tri-C 
Area of Study: Optical Technology 
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Optical Technology  

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Learn more about the Optical Technology Program at Tri-C

What is Optical Technology?

Dispensing opticians are those professionals who fit eyeglasses or contact lenses as prescribed by an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. These professionals analyze prescriptions along with the patient’s occupation and habits in order to make recommendations about lenses and frames. Licensed opticians may work in retail, laboratory, or private practice settings. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take an exam to qualify for national certification and licensure within the State of Ohio.

Careers & Job Outlook: Get more information on what it's like to work in this field or what the salary range might be.

Optical Technology Application Process

How to reach us

Molly Drenen 
MHCS 126 A
2900 Community College Ave
Cleveland Ohio 44115

Health Careers Enrollment Center
Cuyahoga Community College
Metropolitan Campus - MHCS 126
2900 Community College Avenue
Cleveland OH 44115-3196

The Optical Technology program is now accepting for Fall 2014

Optical Technology Application Packet

Drug Screening Info and BCI Information 
(Students must check with their program manager BEFORE they proceed with a Drug Screen)
Program Information Sheet
Program Information Sheet
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This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes:  Optical Technology Degree Outcomes
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