Licensed Optician

Delivery Method: In-class
Starts: Spring and Fall
Duration: 85 weeks
Co-op: 30 weeks

Practicum: 10 weeks (2.5 months)
Credential: Diploma
Designation: Licensed Optician
Accreditation: This program is accredited by the National Association of Canadian Optician Regulators (NACOR)


Licensed Opticians are eye-care professionals who specialize in designing, producing and fitting eyeglasses and contact lenses for corrective and cosmetic purposes. This profession is perfect for someone with experience in customer service looking to enter the health care field.
Employment Outcomes: 100% of Stenberg College’s Licensed Optician grads are working in their field of study within 6 months of program completion.

Program Courses

Orientation and Student Success Skills:

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Customer Service & Professional Communications I & II
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye
  • Professional Practice & Office Procedures
  • Foundations of Optics
  • Eyeglasses Theory
  • Eyeglasses Lab
  • Eyeglasses Fabrication and Design
  • Low Vision Conditions & Devices
  • Consolidated Practice Experience: Eyeglasses
  • Business Management
  • Sales and Marketing Skills
  • Contact Lenses Theory
  • Contact Lenses Lab
  • Consolidated Practice Experience: Contact Lenses
  • Refractive Conditions and Automated Refraction
  • Career Search Strategies
  • Preceptorship
  • Program Review and License Exam Prep

Additional Certifications

Standard First Aid CPR Level HCP | Body Mechanics & Back Safety | Managing Hostile Interactions

Potential Careers

Our students are prepared to build a career in optometry clinics, optical stores (independent or chain), ophthalmology offices, optics labs, independent business offices, and in the product sales sector.

Stenberg College

Stenberg College was originally established in 1990 by Mary Jane Stenberg. And later acquired by The Education Company Inc. (TEC) n 2003.

Stenberg’s flagship campus in Surrey is conveniently located just steps from transit, and the state-of-the-art facility houses classrooms and simulation labs.

All of Stenberg College’s

All of Stenberg College’s career-oriented programs include hands-on practicums, allowing students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in class to a career setting. Stenberg College offers graduates pathway options for certain programs to public post-secondary institutions with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) or Yorkville University. If students are looking for a rewarding career in health care, technology, or with children, Stenberg can give them the tools and education they need to be successful.

It’s Practical Programs

It’s Practical Programs and Hands-on Learning helps in direct consultation with the professional community, that are targeted at meeting industry demands for certain skill sets, thereby giving graduates the highest possible opportunity for employment and success.

The Stenberg’s staff are supportive and dedicated to help students achieve success and are committed to excellence in education.

The City

The City of Surrey is the largest city by land area and second most populated in Metro Vancouver.

We are a forward-thinking, globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. Our city is one of the fastest growing, culturally diverse cities in Canada.

The climate is typically

The climate is typically inter-coastal Pacific-Northwest: rainy, wet winters, often with heavy rainfall lasting into early spring. Winters are chilly but not frigid, summers are mild and sunny, and autumns are cool and cloudy.

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Duration: 24 Month
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Video: 9 hours
Level: Advanced