Discover a career that combines technology and fashion—and is in demand! Employment of opticians is expected to grow by as much as 17.6 percent from 2016 to 2026*, much faster than average.
At American Career College, our Optical Technician Program focuses on training you for an exciting and fulfilling career helping people see better and look their best!
PICK UP THE PACE! Want to fast-track your career in this field? The school's accelerated optical technician program allows you to earn your diploma in as little as 9 months.
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE! This program is taught in a blended learning format combining classroom and online instruction. Earn your diploma while only being on campus 2 days a week!
The American Career College Optical Technician program is designed to help you prepare for an entry-level position as an optical technician, optical lab technician, or contact lens fitter.
Jobs like these require an interesting mix of clinical skills, salesmanship, and style including knowing how to perform these tasks:
American Career College's dynamic optical technician classes and curriculum can prepare you for the National Opticianry Competency Exam and Contact Lens Registry Exam administered by the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO/NCLE). Doing well on this exam can be an important step for an Optometric Assistant certification.
The goal of our classes and program is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin your career as an optical technician.
The accredited Optical Technician training program is available at the following campus:
Most opticians work in optical facilities, filling prescriptions from optometrists and ophthalmologists and helping customers decide which frames and lens types are right for them.
Others may find work in retail establishments that sell eyewear. Upon successful completion of the American Career College Optical Technician program, you can expect to qualify for entry-level positions in:
A few interesting statistics* about optical careers:
Many area employers are very familiar with the quality of ACC's health care training programs and our school's track record for preparing confident, qualified professionals for rewarding careers. Our graduates have been hired by:
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The American Career College Optical Dispensing curriculum is divided into standalone learning units called class modules, which include:
Once you have completed your American Career College training and earned your college diploma, you'll be ready to pursue exciting career opportunities as an entry-level dispensing optician.
On the job, you'll be responsible for receiving and interpreting data from the optometrist or ophthalmologist and combining that data with the needs and choices of the patient.
In addition to helping patients select the best lens/frame combinations, your clients may very likely be counting on you to know about the latest advancements in technology. They'll also consult with you for your professional opinion in order to make informed eye care choices.
As a dispensing optician, your day-to-day responsibilities* may include:
A commitment to your career can result in the ongoing development of your skills and increased opportunities for advancement. Even after you start your career, ACC's Career Services team will remain committed to providing you with the resources, support and personalized assistance you need to keep your career on track.