Program Summary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of optometrists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Because vision problems tend to occur more frequently later in life, an aging population will lead to demand for more optometrists.

The AS degree at Colby Community College is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate degree program in optometry. The program of study may be adapted to meet requirements of the transfer institutions. Courses are available on-campus or online.

Suggested Program of Study

COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECR HR(S)
FIRST SEMESTER
SO100Student Success Seminar1
EN176English Composition I3
CH177Chemistry I w/lab5
BI177Biology I w/lab5
MA220Calculus I5
 Total19
 SECOND SEMESTER
PS176General Psychology3
EN177 English Composition II3
BI280Microbiology5
 CH178Chemistry II w/lab5
MA230Calculus II3
Total19
THIRD SEMESTER 
SP101Oral Communications3
BI276Anatomy and Physiology I OR5
PH208Engineering Physics5
CH225Organic Chemistry I5
Humanities General Ed3
Lifestyle/PE Skill1
Total17
FOURTH SEMESTER
SO176Intro to Sociology3
BI276Anatomy and Physiology I OR5
PH208Engineering Physics5
CH235Organic Chemistry II w/lab5
 Humanities General Ed3
Lifestyle/Skill PE1
  Total17
CURRICULUM TOTAL 72