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Charter Oak Launches Health Care Major
New major focuses on health care workforce

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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
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Optical Business Management Concentration

The Optical Business Management concentration is geared for practicing opticians who have received on-the-job training or who have completed an associate degree in opticianry. Credit for completion of the following professional exams/courses will be granted toward fulfillment of aspects of the optical requirements:  National Opticianry Competency Exam (sponsored by the American Board of Opticianry, or ABO), the Contact Lens Registry Examination (sponsored by the National Contact Lens Examiners, or NCLE), and the Principles of Refraction course (sponsored by the Opticians Association of America, or OAA).

Credit through Credential Evaluation also may be granted for the ABO Master's Exam, and the Fellowship Exam for Contact Lens Society of America. Certain state licensing exams for opticians and professional courses also may be recognized for credit through portfolio assessment.

Note: The Individualized Studies concentration may be a better alternative for practicing opticians who do not have an associate degree.