Programs of Study
Career Studies Certificate
PURPOSE: Successful completion of the Opticians Apprentice Career Studies Certificate will prepare students for employment in the eye care field throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This program is designed to provide the required related instruction component of the Virginia Opticians Apprentice program.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Students who successfully complete this career studies certificate and complete the 6,000 hours of on-the-job training as a registered apprentice will be eligible to sit for the licensure examination to become an optician in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
PROGRAM NOTES: In addition to the general college curricular admission requirements, an interview with the Opticianry program head is required before beginning the curriculum. Students must be registered as an Apprentice Optician with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. This career studies certificate may be completed in one to three years. Apprentice students are required to complete 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year, for a total of 6,000 hours, along with the required courses in this career studies certificate. Students will be required to repeat any OPT course in which a grade lower than “71” is received.
FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the regular college tuition and fees, the following expenses may be required for the Opticians Apprentice program:
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/GE_Info_221-160-04.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.