Optical Manager

  • 18 Months
  • 410 Course Hours
  • $3,995

Overview

Opticians are in high demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. Better yet, the field of opticianry is full of opportunities—from working as a frame stylist in a retail setting to teaching or working in a medical clinic. In this program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician. In addition, you’ll prepare yourself to achieve American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification, which is required by many states and is a stepping-stone to career advancement.

This program will prepare you to handle bookkeeping for a small business and learn how to use QuickBooks 2017 and is divided into three main sections. The first section addresses bookkeeping and accounting concepts, including illustrations of how QuickBooks incorporates these concepts. The second section introduces QuickBooks in more detail and introduces basic concepts and functionality. The third section addresses intermediate QuickBooks concepts and functionality.

Microsoft Office skills are important skills to have in any profession or workplace. Being able to work with Office programs is a must in today's workplace, you will learn essential introductory and advanced Office skills in Microsoft Word and Excel 2016 programs. You will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams 77-727 and 77-728 (Excel) and 77-725 and 77-726 (Word), the fees for these exams are included in this program.

Upon completion of this program you will:

  • Be qualified to obtain an entry-level position as an optician in a retail or medical setting.  (Some states require ABO certification.)
  • Be prepared to take the ABO exam, if you have a high school degree or GED.
  • Be knowledgeable about ocular anatomy, eye diseases and conditions, frame styling and adjustment, eyewear selection, glasses lens and contact lens selection, prescriptions, and the equipment and mathematical formulas used in opticianry.
  • Create, edit, format, and print Microsoft Word documents
  • Learn advanced formatting, drawing tools, create and manage tables, and work with column layouts
  • Learn working with tables of contents, footnotes, and endnotes, adding comments, tracking changes, comparing and combining documents, creating envelopes and labels, using Mail Merge, and protecting documents. 
  • Create, modify, and format Excel worksheets, perform calculations, and print Excel workbooks. 
  • Learn to use advanced Excel formulas, work with lists, work with illustrations and charts, and use advanced formatting techniques. 
  • Learn to work with pivot tables, audit worksheets, work with data tools, protect documents for collaboration with others, and work with macros.
  • Understand basic bookkeeping and accounting concepts
  • Gain familiarity with closing the books and generating basic financial statements
  • Handle and account for cash, accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions
  • Account for inventory
  • Account for fixed assets and depreciation
  • Utilize purchase and sales orders
  • Understand how to set up a new company file in QuickBooks and learn the basic features and functionality of QuickBooks
  • Locate and create a variety of reports to analyze company performance in QuickBooks
  • Set up, save, import and secure QuickBooks files

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this program. If you plan to take the ABO exam, a high school diploma or GED is required and job experience will be very helpful.

Overview

Opticians are in high demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. Better yet, the field of opticianry is full of opportunities—from working as a frame stylist in a retail setting to teaching or working in a medical clinic. In this program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician. In addition, you’ll prepare yourself to achieve American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification, which is required by many states and is a stepping-stone to career advancement.

This program will prepare you to handle bookkeeping for a small business and learn how to use QuickBooks 2017 and is divided into three main sections. The first section addresses bookkeeping and accounting concepts, including illustrations of how QuickBooks incorporates these concepts. The second section introduces QuickBooks in more detail and introduces basic concepts and functionality. The third section addresses intermediate QuickBooks concepts and functionality.

Microsoft Office skills are important skills to have in any profession or workplace. Being able to work with Office programs is a must in today's workplace, you will learn essential introductory and advanced Office skills in Microsoft Word and Excel 2016 programs. You will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams 77-727 and 77-728 (Excel) and 77-725 and 77-726 (Word), the fees for these exams are included in this program.

Upon completion of this program you will:

  • Be qualified to obtain an entry-level position as an optician in a retail or medical setting.  (Some states require ABO certification.)
  • Be prepared to take the ABO exam, if you have a high school degree or GED.
  • Be knowledgeable about ocular anatomy, eye diseases and conditions, frame styling and adjustment, eyewear selection, glasses lens and contact lens selection, prescriptions, and the equipment and mathematical formulas used in opticianry.
  • Create, edit, format, and print Microsoft Word documents
  • Learn advanced formatting, drawing tools, create and manage tables, and work with column layouts
  • Learn working with tables of contents, footnotes, and endnotes, adding comments, tracking changes, comparing and combining documents, creating envelopes and labels, using Mail Merge, and protecting documents. 
  • Create, modify, and format Excel worksheets, perform calculations, and print Excel workbooks. 
  • Learn to use advanced Excel formulas, work with lists, work with illustrations and charts, and use advanced formatting techniques. 
  • Learn to work with pivot tables, audit worksheets, work with data tools, protect documents for collaboration with others, and work with macros.
  • Understand basic bookkeeping and accounting concepts
  • Gain familiarity with closing the books and generating basic financial statements
  • Handle and account for cash, accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions
  • Account for inventory
  • Account for fixed assets and depreciation
  • Utilize purchase and sales orders
  • Understand how to set up a new company file in QuickBooks and learn the basic features and functionality of QuickBooks
  • Locate and create a variety of reports to analyze company performance in QuickBooks
  • Set up, save, import and secure QuickBooks files

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this program. If you plan to take the ABO exam, a high school diploma or GED is required and job experience will be very helpful.

Registration Information

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