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Eyewear Dispensing Specialist - EDS1 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Eyewear Dispensing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit is a short-term program designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills needed to gain employment as an eyewear dispensing specialist. The program also provides the opportunity for individuals in the optical field to obtain formal education in a specialized area.

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  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Occupational Courses 29
OPHD 1010 Introduction to Ophthalmic Optics 3
OPHD 1020 Eye Anatomy and Physiology 3
OPHD 1060 Optical Laboratory Technique I 6
OPHD 1070 Optical Laboratory Technique II 6
OPHD 2120 Lens Selection 6
OPHD 2090 Frame Selection 5
Faculty & Staff

Opticianry Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus

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