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Optical Technology


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The Optical Technology Program will start Spring 2023

We will be offering courses for the Optical Technician and Contact Lens certificates. The coursework for this certificate will be a combination of online classes and in-person classes. The in-person classes will be held at our West Sacramento Center.

Optical Technology Program Details

Information Sessions

Learn more about the program:
Date Time Location
October 18, 2022 6:00 pm Join on Zoom
November 9, 2022 10:00 am Join on Zoom


Enrollment into the certificate program will require that the student complete an online application

The application will be open from August 31 through December 1, 2022. However, the deadline for the first round of applicants will be November 20, 2022.

If you are accepted into the program, you will be emailed no later than Nov. 28, 2022. Meanwhile please keep an eye out in your spam folder as well for an email from:

Requirements for Cohort 1

Before a student can be considered a part of COHORT 1 we will need the following:

  1. Returned Acceptance form that will be sent no later than November 28, 2022
  2. Attend Mandatory Orientation. See the date below. If you are unable to attend, please notify us so we can schedule a one-on-one session.

Important Dates


  • Application Open
    • August 31 to December 1, 2022
  • Application Round 1 – Priority
    • August 31 to November 20, 2022
  • Application Round 2
    • August 31 to December 1, 2022


  • Priority Acceptance Emailed to Candidates
    • November 28, 2022
  • Priority Deadline to Accept
    • December 5, 2022
  • Round 2 Acceptance
    • December 7, 2022

Mandatory Zoom Orientation

December 7, 2022
6:00 pm

Certificates Overview

The Optical Technology program has two certificates that prepare the student for employment as an optical technician or contact lens technician. These certificates have 4 units of common coursework. It is recommended that the optical technician coursework be taken first. Courses for both certificates are mostly online with some lab time on-campus and an in-person internship required.

Optical Technician Certificate | Contact Lens Technician Certificate