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Charter College Oxnard Hosting Open House

Published: September 4, 2015 | Updated: November 10, 2020
Charter College Oxnard is hosting an open house on Friday, October 2 to celebrate its new Optical Technician and Veterinary Assistant programs. The open house will run from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce taking place at 3:00 p.m. 
Members of the community, faculty and students are invited to attend this free event to learn more about the new Charter College programs. The event will include campus tours and information sessions, free career services advisement, Mexican food, a live DJ, raffle, face painting, balloon animals and door prizes.  
“We are pleased to be able to invite members of the community to learn more about these exciting programs and how they could benefit them,” said Oxnard Campus President Christina Vaja. “Job prospects in these fields are strong and we have great programs to help get them from student to professional in a very short period of time.”
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the older population in 2030 is projected to be twice as large as in 2000, growing from 35 million to 72 million and representing nearly 20 percent of the total U.S. population. According to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA), 2014 American Eye-Q® consumer survey: 78 percent of adults ages 55 or older report experiencing some vision loss. Upon successful completion of Charter College’s 10-month Optical Technician certificate program, students will be prepared to seek employment as a dispensing optician, optical technician, lab technician or contact lens fitter, with a curriculum that encompasses: 
  • Ocular emergencies
  • Methods of medication delivery to the eye
  • Diseases of the eye
  • Prescription analysis
  • Theory and application of ophthalmic lenses
  • Optical office administration
Job prospects are also strong for veterinary assistants, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipating a four percent increase in projected job openings by 2022 for California and 10 percent overall. The 10-month Certificate in Veterinary Assistant program provides training in the technical skills and work habits required to seek an entry-level position as a veterinary assistant.
“The world is constantly changing,” said Vaja. “So we’re always working together to create new programs to respond to our students, the economy and the marketplace as they continue to evolve.” 
Qeustions? Call 805-973-1240.
Charter College is a private, independent institution of higher education, providing students with a career-focused education in growing job fields that include health care, business, information technology and some trades careers.