Certificate in Optical Technology

(R/725/3/0035) MQA/FA2499


The Visual Science programme is designed to help students develop a solid foundation in both the practical and theoretical aspect of the profession to enable them to have a competitive advantage in the Optical Industry. The student will also acquire valuable hands-on experience through industrial attachment programmes.

The Programme prepare students to become a competent Optical Technologist who can perform the various optical laboratory functions such as compounding, filing, and adapting of ophthalmic prescriptions, products and accessories, preparation of ophthalmic lenses, measure, fit and adapt frames and lenses, in accordance with written prescriptions and/ or specifications of qualified Optician, Optometrist and Ophthalmologist. Ascertain from inspection and verify all finished optical devices for accuracy, fit and finish of lenses. Adjust frame and lens unit position to fulfill prescription requirements.


Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Assists in the dispensing of spectacles
  • Demonstrate good understanding of facial structures.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of basic geometrical optics of the eye and ophthalmic lenses.
  • Do measurement, dispensing and edging of ophthalmic lens, as well as frame adjustment.
  • Give basic information on appropriate spectacle frame types and materials and lens forms and materials.
  • Communicate effectively with the clients
  • Assists in the business related areas , including record maintenance, frame and lens inventory and supply
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the operation and function of equipment and applying regulations for equipment safety and maintenance.
  • Neutralize and verify ophthalmic lenses and spectacles
  • Develop an appropriate professional attitude towards patient and colleagues and awareness of the legal, ethical and commercial context of the practice.
  • Entry Level Entry Requirement

    Minimum 1 credit in Mathematicsor Physics and a pass in Biology or Chemistry or General Science at SPM level


    Other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian government

    Intake : March, May July, September
    Course Duration : 2 Years Full Time
    3 Years Part Time
    Total Credit Hours : 60
    Mode : Full Time / Part Time
    No Module
      Semester 1
    1 Communication Skills
    2 Basic Optics
    3 Principles of Ophthalmic Lens
    4 Computer Application
    5 BM Komunikasi 1 / Pengajian Malaysia 1
      Semester 2
    6 Optical Laboratory Skills I (On Job Training)
    7 Ophthalmic Dispensing I (On Job Training)
    8 Occupational Health and Safety
    9 Retail Selling and Customer Service
    10 Team Building Skills
      Semester 3
    11 Optical Laboratory Skills II (On Job Training)
    12 Fundamental of Visual Optics
    13 Ophthalmic Dispensing II (On Job Training)
    14 Time Management
      Semester 4
    15 Ophthalmic Dispensing 3 (On Job Training)
    16 Optical Laboratory Skills 3 (On Job Traiing)
    17 Product Knowledge and Seminar
    18 Co-Curricular Activities
    • Optician sales assistant
    • Sales / Marketing
    • Sales Manager
    • Optical Technician
    • Business Development Manager

    Earnings Estimates RM 1,800.00 – RM 3,000.00

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