Optical Technology

Optical Technology, Associate of Applied Science

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OPT-1100Introduction to Optical Technology1
MATH-1xxx1000-level MATH course or higher3
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College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
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General Psychology
Honors General Psychology
BIO-1230Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye4
OPT-1310Theoretical Optics I2
OPT-1400Introduction to Fabrication Principles1
OPT-1411Basic Spectacle Fabrication1
OPT-1510Optical Dispensing I3
OPT-1610Contact Lens I2
OPT-1320Theoretical Optics II2
OPT-1421Advanced Spectacle Fabrication1
OPT-1520Optical Dispensing II3
OPT-1621Contact Lens II2
PHYS-1300Physics of Optical Materials4
OPT-1710Introduction to Patient Care3
OPT-2501Optical Business3
OPT-2550Advanced Optical Dispensing Lab1
OPT-2620Advanced Contact Lens Theory1
OPT-2650License Review Spectacle1
OPT-2940Optical Field Experience I2
OPT-2972Optical Field Experience Seminar I2
OPT-2660License Review Contact Lens1
OPT-2950Optical Field Experience II2
OPT-2982Optical Field Experience Seminar II2
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College Composition II
Honors College Composition II
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Honors Speech Communication
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Honors Bioethics

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

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