BLOOMINGTON – The Optometric Technology academic program at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is currently accepting applications for a fall semester start.

The Optometric Technology program prepares students to work closely with optometrists as part of the eye care team, as opticians. In Bloomington and the surrounding area, workforce demand is greater than the supply of professional opticians.

Students can earn a technical certificate after 33 credit hours, making them eligible to start careers as opticians after completing the National Opticianry Competency Examination and the Contact Lens Registry Examination. Technical certification leads to an associate degree in Optometric Technology.

Apply now for Optometric Technology. Applications will be accepted through May 15.

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About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.