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Course Format Optician-Licensed Dispensing, Apprentice Program - Highline Community College

Licensed Dispensing Optician Apprentice Program


The Optician classes at Highline College are taught online to meet the challenging scheduling needs of working professionals. Courses are offered on a three-year cycle. Classes are offered fall, winter, and spring quarters and can be taken in any sequence. This online program serves students from across Washington State.

Important for Success in Online Learning:

  • Regular access to a computer with internet connectivity; or availability to use Highline College computer lab and/or library computers
  • Study time and commitment to the program
  • Become familiar with Canvas, the online learning system for all classes
  • The quarterly class schedule will provide your item number for registration

A Highline Computer Fee will be charged for the classes.

For more information about the program, email Jennifer Johnston

Optician course descriptions

Core Courses

OPTIC 101 - Basic Optics

OPTIC 102 - Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology

OPTIC 103 - Optical Product Knowledge

OPTIC 104 - Ophthalmic Dispensing

OPTIC 105 - Contact Lens Theory

OPTIC 106 - Ophthalmic Laboratory

OPTIC 107 - Contact Lens Fitting

OPTIC 108 - Optical Office & Business Management

OPTIC 109 - Program Overview, Exam Preparation


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