Optical Technology Program
Area of Study: Optical Technology
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Optical Technology
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
What is Optical Technology?
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.
**Alumni employed in an ophthalmic profession.
***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some alumni chose not to pursue work at the time of graduation.