Earn Your Accredited Career Diploma
Penn Foster will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need:
- Optical principles, terminology, and anatomy
- Ophthalmic and contact lens dispensing
- Math for Opticians and business English
As an Optician student with Penn Foster, you can learn at your own pace, gaining new skills in a flexible, convenient way. Earn your accredited diploma online and at home, or wherever you choose.
How It Works
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Here’s what you can expect when you enroll online or call 1-800-275-4410:
- Books and learning aids
- Expert instructional support
- Access to student services by phone, message board, and email
- Chat with students and faculty, find study partners, and join tutoring sessions on the Community
- Additional resources like our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising
- Graduate debt free with interest-free, low monthly payments
Certification For the Career You Want
All Penn Foster career diploma and certificate programs are accredited which means you get the quality you deserve. Many of our career diplomas also prepare you for industry certifications and include preparation courses and materials to put you on the right track towards certification. We’ll prepare you with the industry skills you need to pass exams and earn certification from industry partners.
Gain an advantage with employers and a leg up on the job competition. Whether it is exam eligibility and prep books, or complete certification at the end of the program, you’ll be ready for the career you deserve and with the right skills to back it up. Once you graduate you will be able to hit the workforce with confidence.
Graduates of the Optician program be eligible to sit for the National Opticianry Competency Examination (NOCE), which is administered by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO). Those who pass the NOCE are awarded the ABOC credential (ABO certified).You'll also be eligible to sit for the Contact Lens Registry Examination (CLRE), which is administered by the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE). Those who pass the CLRE are awarded the NCLEC credential (NCLE certified).
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Opticians, Dispensing, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/opticians-dispensing.htm