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Continuing Education Offers Ophthalmic Assistant, Optician Training, Contact Lens Technician Courses

Aug. 24, 2011 – Collin College’s Continuing Education will begin offering Ophthalmic Assistant and Optician Training courses on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 7, respectively, at the Courtyard Center in Plano.

Both courses are 80 hours and include a 20-hour lab. The Ophthalmic Assistant course and lab prepares students to take the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) exam upon completion of the course while the Optician Training class prepares students to take the American Board of Opticianry (COA) exam to become an optician assistant to interpret and analyze an eyeglass prescription.

In addition to these two courses, a Contact Lens Technician class will also start on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The 50-hour course, which includes a 20-hour lab, prepares students to take the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) exam.

For more information about these courses, call 972.599.3117 or email Jyo Pai at

Collin College serves more than 51,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.