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Tri-Service Optician School (TOPS)

Mission:  The mission of TOPS is to provide formal optical training to Army Optical Laboratory Specialist MOS (68H) and Navy Hospital Corpsman (NEC L19A) students with quality training through a 24-week, DoD, uniformed services school on the subjects of ophthalmic dispensing, ophthalmic fabrication and clinical optics.  Upon completing the required curriculum, graduates are immediately able to function as an independent optician in any military environment.

Information: Follow link, request access by identifying your role, then access will be Approved with a follow up email.

Allied Health

Documents: College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) - Associate of Science in Health Sciences (ASHS) Degree
CAHS Student Handbook
Army Degree Program

Navy Degree Program

Course Syllabi
OPTS 1305 Geometric Optics
OPTS 1309 Ophthalmic Laboratory I
OPTS 1311 The Visual System
OPTS 1349 Ophthalmic Laboratory II
OPTS 1401 Ophthalmic Dispensing
OPTS 2201 Ophthalmic Techniques
OPTS 2202 Introduction to Optometry in an Applied Setting
OPTS 2303 Optical Laboratory
OPTS 2304 Optical Clinical Practicum
OPTS 2345 Advanced Ophthalmic Techniques

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Naval Ophthalmic Readiness Activity (NORA)

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone numbers
Telephone (Local) 770-396-3898
Telephone (toll-free): 800-917-2081
Fax: 770-396-3790
COE is the institutional accrediting body for the NMFSC AOR and is available for students and staff
who have submitted issues through normal grievance is still unresolved. Please click the logo for the contact information.

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