Higher Nitec in Opticianry (3 years) (wef Jan 2024 intake)
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Campus where course is offered
ITE College East
Course CertificationHigher Nitec
Our eyes are the windows to the world.
Make a real transformation in people's lives by helping them see better when you join the Higher Nitec in Opticianry course!
As an Optician (eyecare practitioner), you will learn to test a person's vision, measure spectacle prescriptions and take various ocular measurements in order to fit a pair of glasses. This course will teach you to cut ophthalmic lenses and fit them into frames to make spectacles. An Optician is also trained to recommend the correct type of lenses and frames, to suit a person's visual needs, style and facial shape.
What you'll learn
- Perform administrative duties in ophthalmic practice
- Provide customer service in ophthalmic practice
- Test client eyesight
- Prepare work orders for optical laboratory
- Perform lens edging
- Dispense optical aids
- Maintain ophthalmic equipment
Admission to Year 1 of the 3-year curriculum structure:
GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects:
GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics or Science* and 2 other subjects:
* Mobile Robotics, Smart Electrical Technology, Mechanical Design & Automation, IoT Applications, and Mobile Web Applications subjects can be used in lieu of Science for admission to this Higher Nitec course.
- Shortlisted applicants will have to attend an interview and aptitude test.
- Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity
Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.
Higher Nitec in Opticianry graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:
Higher Nitec in Opticianry graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.
The Higher Nitec in Opticianry course, once accredited by the Optometrists & Opticians Board (OOB), graduates can be employed as Opticians in a variety of settings, such as optical retail stores, independent or joint eye care practices, hospitals or optical laboratories.