|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Barrie|
|Nominal duration||2 years, plus 2 Co-op terms|
|Tuition fee||CA$16,617 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$13,740), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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|Dormitory fee||CA$10,000 per year
The above fee is an estimated amount for during the two academic semesters.
There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.
High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
Note: First-year enrolment is limited, satisfying minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language and/or you are coming from countries where English is not an official language, you should provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the language tests below:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter Georgian’s General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes program.
Become a valuable member of the eye health team. Learn in our nationally accredited state-of-the-art facility. Over 95% job placement.
In this program, students experience a unique blend of health care and business management. Through theory and practical experience in labs/clinics, students learn to competently dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses and subnormal vision devices, and learn about basic refraction. Students gain a strong foundation of ocular sciences in optics and anatomy and are provided with the expertise necessary to layout and edge lenses for frame insertion, as well as repair, customize and modify eyewear to the patient/clients’ needs. Emphasis is also placed on professional services. Through critical thinking, problem-solving, and entrepreneurial skills, students learn to how to establish and operate a small business, how to use effective sales techniques, and enhance communication and interpersonal skills in order to be successful in the optical retail environment.
Upon successful completion of the academic and co-operative education semesters, students are eligible to write the national registration examinations which allow them, if successful, to practice in Canada as a Registered Optician.
Georgian is a recognized leader in student work experience – you’ll get the hands-on experience you need to give you an advantage in the career marketplace.
Opticians are long-standing members of the health care delivery team in a field for which there is a growing universal need. Registered Opticians may dispense eyewear independently or as part of the eye care team. Consequently, graduates may aspire to operate their own businesses. As recognized professionals under the Regulated Health Professions Act, fulltime career possibilities, including managerial roles, exist in large retail optical chains, independent dispensaries and medical clinics in Ontario and across Canada.