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OPT 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 105 - Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Eye
Considers the fundamentals of various body systems and principles of human physiology; methods of drug delivery, including the advantages and disadvantages of drops, ointments, and sustained release systems; systemic use of medications; basic characteristics of common external and internal diseases of the eye; and ocular emergencies.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 111 - Optical Laboratory Science I
Introduces the students to the production flow, equipment use, and materials used in optical surfacing and finishing laboratories. Covers the basic concepts and skills required to make a pair of single vision eyewear. Includes topics on laboratory and personal safety.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
OPT 112 - Optical Laboratory Science II
Covers making eyeglasses with advanced prescriptions and frames. Includes verification and neutralization techniques for single vision and bifocals, frame repair, accomplishing prescribed prism by decentration, verification and neutralization, semi-rimless glasses, and multifocal glasses.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
OPT 121 - Optical Theory I
Introduces theory and application of ophthalmic lenses. Presents history, basic manufacturing and quality standards of ophthalmic lenses, propagation of light, refraction and dioptric measurements, true power, surface power, nominal lens formula. Explains lens makers' equation, boxing system, spherical lens design, fundamental aspects of cylindrical lenses, sphero-cylinder lens design, and flat and toric transposition.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
OPT 122 - Optical Theory II
Explores the development of multifocal lenses, application of multifocal lenses, survey of current ophthalmic lens, the properties of spherocylinder lenses, and an in-depth analysis of the optics of ophthalmic prisms.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
OPT 123 - Optical Theory III
Teaches P.D. measurements, use of frames and lenses catalogs, construction and design of eyewear, frame nomenclature, zyl and metal frame selection and adjustment. Explains fitting of conventional multifocals and of progressives, general office, procedures, quality standards, effective patient communication, and professional salesmanship.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 141 - Optometric Clinical Procedures I
Studies refractive status of the eye and its correction. Covers techniques and diagnostic procedures which evaluate eye function and ocular health. Includes preliminary testing, data collection, patient handling, keratometry, chairside assisting and blood pressure measurement. Prerequisite: Completion of Optometric Assistant certificate or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 143 - Optical Business Topics
Introduces the student tot he management aspect of the optical industry. Topics include inventory purchasing, pricing theories, personnel issues, record keeping, ethics, and legal issues facing the optical industry.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
OPT 150 - Optical Laboratory Theory I
Introduces the student to the terminology, instruments, lens, frames, and materials used in the surfacing and finishing of optical prescription eyewear. Presents personal and environmental safety issues. Co-requisite: OPT 152.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 151 - Optical Laboratory Theory II
Covers making eyeglasses with advanced prescriptions and frames. Includes verification and neutralization techniques for single vision lens and bifocals, frame repair, accomplishing prescribed prism by decentration, verification and neutralization, semi-rimless glasses, and multi-focal glasses.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: OPT 150 and OPT 152 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 153.
3 credits
OPT 152 - Optical Laboratory Clinical I
Provides the clinical component of OPT 150. Provides students the opportunity to learn clinical skills in fundamental optical laboratory tasks at the entry level under the direction and supervision of a preceptor. Emphasizes accuracy and attaining skills that meet acceptable professional standards. Co-requisite: OPT 150.
Laboratory 6 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 153 - Optical Laboratory Clinical II
Provides the clinical component of OPT 151. Presents students with an opportunity to learn clinical skills for optical laboratory tasks at the advanced level under the direction and supervision of a preceptor. Emphasizes accuracy and the attainment of skills that meet acceptable professional standards. Prerequisite: OPT 150 and OPT 152 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 151.
Laboratory 6 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 154 - Optical Business Management
Covers basic management and leadership skills necessary for a successful eye care office. Teaches the analysis, creative thinking, judgment, planning strategy, and implementation skills necessary for today's optical business challenges.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 160 - Optical Dispensing Theory I
Introduces the student to the skills necessary for becoming a dispensing optician. Includes the history of the profession, patient/client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Prerequisite: OPT 121 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 165.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 165 - Optical Dispensing Clinical I
Provides the student with an opportunity to develop the skills necessary for becoming a dispensing optician. Covers patient/ client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Serves as the clinical component of OPT 160. Prerequisite: OPT 121 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 160.
Laboratory 4 hours per week.
2 credits
OPT 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 215 - Opticianry Sales and Business Management
Examines business types, management styles, pricing strategies, inventory selection, target markets, personnel management, and advertising as they relate to the ophthalmic industry.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
OPT 230 - Introduction to Contact Lenses
Introduces basic concepts and techniques of contact lens fitting, contact lens design, contact lens materials, and contact lens nomenclature. Develops skills for contact lens insertion and removal and basic slit lamp and keratometry.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 231 - Contact Lenses I
Explores soft spherical and gas permeable contact lens fitting philosophies, tolerances, and designs. Develops the student's patient evaluation skills and patient training skills. Develops skills to evaluate the fit and verification of contact lenses.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
OPT 241 - Ophthalmic Dispensing I
Continues material presented in OPT 140. Continues to develop the skills needed to be a successful spectacle eyewear dispensing optician. Provides practical experience with patients through practice in on-campus clinics and in local optical offices. Provides information on the industry from representatives about the most current eyeglass frames and ophthalmic lenses. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
OPT 242 - Ophthalmic Dispensing II
Continues material presented in OPT 140. Continues to develop the skills needed to be a successful spectacle eyewear dispensing optician. Provides practical experience with patients through practice in on-campus clinics and in local optical offices. Provides information on the industry from representatives about the most current eyeglass frames and ophthalmic lenses. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
OPT 253 - Current Optical Trends
Presents current trends in the optical profession. Examines the impact of new materials, new health care issues, and medical advances as they relate to the visual needs and wants of society. Prerequisite: OPT 260 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
OPT 260 - Optical Dispensing Theory II
Focuses on the development and refinement of the skills necessary for student to become a licensed dispensing optician, including patient/client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Prerequisite: OPT 160 and OPT 165. Co-requisite: OPT 271.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 271 - Optical Dispensing Clinical II
Focuses on the development and refinement of the skills necessary for students to become a licensed dispensing optician, including patient/client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Serves as the clinical component of OPT 260. Prerequisite: OPT 160 and OPT 165 or equivalent. Co-requisite: OPT 260.
Laboratory 4-12 hours per week.
2-3 credits
OPT 272 - Optical Dispensing Clinical III
Focuses on the development and refinement of the skills necessary for students to become a licensed dispensing optician, including patient/client measurements, frame and lens materials, frame and lens selection, prescription analysis, and adjustment techniques. Prerequisite: OPT 260 and OPT 271 or equivalent.
Laboratory 12 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 273 - Contact Lens Theory I
Introduces basic concepts and techniques of contact lens fitting, contact lens design, contact lens materials, and contact lens nomenclature. Covers contact lens insertion and removal techniques, and basic slit lamp and keratometry skills. Prerequisite: NAS 176 or OMP 105 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 274 - Contact Lens Theory II
Explores soft spherical and gas permeable contact lens fitting philosophies. Tolerances and designs. Develops the student's patient evaluation skills, patient training skills and skills for evaluating the fit and verification of contact lenses. Prerequisite: OPT 273.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 280 - Contact Lens Clinical
Promotes the development of clinical skills in fundamental contact lens tasks at the entry level under the direction and supervision of a preceptor. Emphasizes professional standards. Prerequisite: OPT 274 or equivalent.
Laboratory 6 hours per week.
3 credits
OPT 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
OPT 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits