About the Program

As an eye-care professional, licensed opticians design, produce and fit eyeglasses, contact lenses and specialized products. Opticians find employment in optometry clinics, optical stores, ophthalmology offices, and optic labs. This is an ideal career choice for entrepreneurs.

Stenberg's Optician Diploma program is accredited by NACOR and prepares graduates to write the national licensing exam. 


Key Information

  • Delivery Method: Online (with 10 weeks of in-person labs)
  • Duration: 55 weeks, including 10 weeks of in-person labs, a 6-week full-time practicum and a 4-week full-time preceptorship
  • Starts: Twice per year (April and October)
  • Credential: Diploma
  • Designation: Licensed Optician
  • Wages: Up to $25+/hour plus the potential for commission, bonuses or incentives. Limitless potential for entrepreneurs.


Articulation (Pathway)

Graduates are eligible for British Columbia Institute of Technology's (BCIT) Advanced Diploma in Business Management. Upon completion of the diploma, graduates can continue to BCIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

For international students, graduates of BCIT's Advanced Diploma in Business Management and BCIT’s BBA may be eligible for a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP).


100% Employment Rate

100% of our Optician Diploma program graduates are working in their field of study within 6 months of program completion (based on most recent graduating class).