* This program is financial aid eligible.
Students will acquire competencies in all phases of opticianry, including analysis and interpretation of prescriptions; surfacing, benchwork, dispensing, and fitting of eyewear and ophthalmic devices; maintenance of consumer records; effective communication with consumers; and business management skills.
Graduates will qualify to take certification examinations given by the American Board of Opticianry, the National Contact Lens Examiners, and the North Carolina State Board of Opticians, as well as other state licensing boards.
How to Apply:
Program applications are accepted February 1– July 15.
- View the Admissions Checklist.
- Use the green button below to apply to Durham Tech following the Health Technologies Enrollment Steps. Once course placement requirements are met,
- Apply to the Opticianry program using the program application form. Submit program applications electronically to Admissions, Registration, and Records (not Health and Wellness). Drop off locations are also listed on the Electronic Document Submission web page.
Fall Application Deadline is Jul 15
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Estimated Tuition & Fees
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Main Campus, Online
Minimum Credit Hours