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Optical Sciences - Contact Lenses

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.nait.ca

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta's prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

Satellite Campuses or Offices

Calgary

Contact

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Post-Basic
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning Only
Admission Requirements
To apply for the program, please visit: http://www.nait.ca/program_home_89384.htm

Academic Requirements
  • NAIT Optical Sciences Eyeglasses Diploma or assessed equivalent
  • Registered Optician, provide proof of license and a letter of good standing from the provincial association
For more information please visit: Contact Lenses.

View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency

Non-Academic Requirements
  • Applicants must be a registered optician, able to dispense eyeglasses (proof of licensure is required).
    • In addition, the applicant must be employed within the optical industry, with a qualified preceptor willing to supervise the clinical practicum component. The preceptor must be a practicing contact lens practitioner, optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses), Credential Recognition (for completed certificates, diplomas or degrees) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit and Credential Recognition: In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Recognition of Prior Learning website and on the Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition form (pdf), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 5 years ago
  • You must have a minimum mark of C in the course or program
Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.
 

Distance Delivery Options

Online - eLearning


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,880.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $996.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $850.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 05, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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