Ophthalmic Design & Dispensing Degree

You have solid math and problem solving skills, love to help others and enjoy hands-on work. You would like to work in a medical-related field, but without the time and financial commitments in getting a PhD. Middlesex Community College has an affordable and flexible solution to meet your needs. Get started with an Associate Degree in Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing from Middlesex Community College today! This two-year degree program prepares students for future work as licensed opticians working to help others through the design and dispensing of eyeglasses, contact lenses and low-vision aids.

Associate in Science Degree

This program is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming licensed opticians. Successful completion of this program will be accepted in lieu of the four-year, 8000-hour apprenticeship requirement to become a licensed optician.

Enrollment in the program is restricted because of limited lab facilities, and early application is encouraged. Only completed applications with all documents will be considered. Students are admitted to the fall term only. Students must take the placement test and place into ENG*101 Composition and MAT*137 to be eligible for this program. Official transcripts are required for transfer credit.

Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing students must receive a grade of C or better in Ophthalmic Dispensing courses in order to obtain a degree in this program.

The Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington DC 20036-1135.

This page updated 9/4/18