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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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Program length

12 weeks

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $4,018.00

International
Total: $10,772.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 50% in ESLG 1860 or 65% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 65% in MATH 1905 or 50% in Mathematics 10-3
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Course Listing

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 12 weeks
COMM1001 (O)
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMP1006 (O)
Develop foundational computer skills and become proficient using Windows, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications to enhance your computer skills and employability.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMP1014
Learn to use common optical practice management software. Learners will become proficient creating and updating client files, scheduling appointments, managing recalls, coding optical procedures, billing patients and third parties, and recording payments.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
HLTH1019 (O)
Study optical terminology. Learn how to read and interpret commonly used optical medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Develop your understanding of anatomy and basic pathology related to the eye. Become familiar with frequently prescribed medications and their uses. Achieve fluency through practice sessions, quizzes, and exercises.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
6
HLTH1020
Learn the administrative skills necessary to work in an optical office, including customer service skills, organization and time management, professional telephone communications, appointment scheduling, inventory management, and processing payments for treatments and procedures. Learners will become familiar with common optical products and services.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
5
HLTH1021
This four-week practicum placement will give students hands-on practice in an active optical office or related field.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 150 Work Experience
3

Additional note

Courses marked with an (O) are available through Open Studies.

You will require a computer that meets minimum standards for all the courses. Learn more about Bringing Your Own Device.