Curriculum Guideline

Opticianry Management (Concentration)

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Transcript Title
Opticianry Mgmt Concentration
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Admissions Requirements

The Opticianry Management Concentration is only available for students pursuing the BBA in Management. To be admitted into this concentration and receive the related Douglas College credit for previous opticianry training and experience, the student must have an up-to-date optician’s license from a Provincial Regulatory Agency recognized by the National Association of Canadian Optician Regulators. In British Columbia, the Provincial Regulatory Agency is the College of Opticians of British Columbia.

All students wanting to pursue this concentration must:

  • First, be admitted to the BBA Management program, and
  • Next, declare this concentration by submitting a Program Declaration form to the Registrar's Office along with evidence of an up-to-date optician’s license.

Thus, if a student is in the process of pursuing an optician’s license currently or of reinstating a license with the College of Opticians, the student should apply for admission into the BBA Management program (i.e., without declaring a concentration). Then, upon receipt or reinstatement of the optician’s license, the student can seek admission into this concentration and receive the related Douglas College credit.

Curriculum Framework

Concentration in Opticianry Management

  • This concentration is only available for students enrolled in the BBA Management program.
  • To obtain a BBA in Management, students admitted to the Opticianry Management Concentration must ensure that they take all required courses included in the BBA Management.
  • For their work experience and prior training as opticians, students admitted into the Opticianry Management Concentration will receive:
    • 39 credits towards the BBA Management’s "Open Electives" requirements (24 lower-level credits and 15 upper-level credits) and
    • 9 lower-level credits of the 21 credits required for this concentration.
  • Concentrations are not noted on the credential, but will be noted on the transcript.

Remaining Course Requirements for This Concentration:

Course Number

Course Title


CBA Upper-Level Electives (see notes)

Four upper-level courses (3000-4000 level) from ACCT, BUSN, CSIS, COBA, ECON, FINC, HOSP or MARK


Total Credits




1. For those students interested in receiving a finance- or management-related industry credential, the following Management Concentrations meet the training requirements for industry credentials and the courses in them would also satisfy the CBA elective requirement for this concentration. Please note that some of the training requirements for these credentials would require more than 12 credits. Credits over and above the 12 required upper level credits for this concentration would not be applied to this concentration or the BBA in Management:

2. All of following courses are very relevant for small business owners. Students can explore the topics to tailor to their business needs. Students wanting breadth would benefit from taking a blend of BUSN and MARK courses.

BUSN 3253
BUSN 3380
BUSN 3386
BUSN 3390
BUSN 3415
MARK 2150
MARK 3253
MARK 3215
MARK 3235
MARK 3340
MARK 4360
MARK 4440
MARK 4441

3. Students interested in other areas, such as accounting, business law, computing studies, office administration, economics, or in breadth in their studies can explore other courses and program offerings in Commerce and Business Administration in the Douglas College catalogue.