Dispensing Opticians Training Program
The Optical Industry is an ever growing industry that has a need for essential workers
who are passionate about helping others by rewarding them with the gift of sight,
comfort, and fashion. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the number of Opticians, Dispensing
is expected to grow faster than average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for
Opticians, Dispensing are expected to increase by 13.7 percent, or 70 jobs between
2016 and 2026.(Via CA.gov Labor Market Info)
Dispensing Opticians Program at Cañada College
Cañada College Continuing Education and San Mateo Adult & Career Education (San Mateo Adult School) have partnered to offer the Dispensing Opticians Certificate Program, taught by licensed instructor Lynnette Garcia. The Dispensing Opticians Training Program provides students the foundational work to not only begin a career in optical, but also to acquire ABO board certification, leading to better paying jobs and more opportunity for career advancement in the optical industry. Students will sign up for the ABO exam before completing this course.
Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
Be fluent in conversational English
Must be comfortable with basic algebraic math skills
Must have a working computer, internet access, and basic calculator
Must be able to travel for 4 lab sessions located in San Mateo, CA at 789 E Poplar Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 on scheduled lab class days.