I’ve had 3 staff members attend the BC College of Optics.
They had experience in the field, wanted to further their education and become Opticians. They enjoyed the teaching staff and grew in confidence because of the material they learned. They are all very qualified and successful Opticians.
We’ve employed a grad from the BC College of Optics for over 7 years and she just left for personal issues, we miss her and would love to be able to fill her position with another BC College grad.
I took the course in 2006-2007. It was a great environment for learning all the skills an optician needs for the real world and for the national exams. The course is very hands on, a one on one course. The staff was always there for the many questions I had. I thoroughly enjoyed taking this program and recommend it to anyone who is considering to be a licensed optician.
I am now at Aston University studying Optometry. By the way, We are doing VERGENCE now. I capitalized that because it’s a huge topic! I am so glad I still kept the notes from you guys because I use it as reference! The professors don’t really explain it that well.
I decided to start my career in the optical field couple years ago. Initially I started my program at another school where it was going to take my 2 years to complete both my dispensing optician and contact lens fitter program. Then I heard about BC College of Optics, I applied and then later got accepted to complete my contact lens portion of the program. The Profs were awesome they always went out of there way to help students.