Optometric Technician Technical Diploma
Madison Area Technical College

Program Details

The online Optometric Technician Technical Diploma is ideal for professionals working in an eye care office who wish to learn more and prepare for the national Paraoptometric Certification exam. Students must secure a mentor to oversee some lab activities. This online program is available part-time only.

Classes include, but are not limited to:

  • Ocular anatomy
  • Optical dispensing
  • Basic optical concepts

Training focuses on pre-testing patients, contact lens education, frame and lens selection, eyeglass adjustment, and optical properties of light. Career opportunities for graduates include Dispensing Optician, Optometric Technician, Ophthalmic Assistant, and more. The online technical diploma in optometric technician prepares graduates for a range of professional positions in the field.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Madison Area Technical College is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Must have current employment in an eye care clinic with an approved laboratory mentor