Course Code: GES175
Lesson 1: What Is an Optician?
Lesson 2: The Parts of the Eye
Lesson 3: Refractive Errors
Lesson 4: Strabismus and Amblyopia
Lesson 5: Other Common Ocular Conditions
Lesson 6: Frame Basics
Lesson 7: Frame Styling
Lesson 8: Aligning Frames
Lesson 9: Adjusting Frames
Lesson 10: A Quick Look at Light
Lesson 11: Reading a Prescription
Lesson 12: More About Prescriptions and Lens Types
Lesson 13: Lens Materials
Lesson 14: Prism Basics
Lesson 15: Fresnel Prisms
Lesson 16: Optical Effects of Lens Curvature
Lesson 17: Multifocal Lens Considerations
Lesson 18: The Manual Lensometer
Lesson 19: More About Opticianry Measurements and Calculations
Lesson 20: Simple Math and Algebra
Lesson 21: Soft Contact Lenses
Lesson 22: Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses
Lesson 23: Legal Responsibilities and Ethics
Lesson 24: Preparing for the ABO Exam
|I. QuickBooks Basics|
|A.||Welcome to QuickBooks: Demonstrate how to set up a QuickBooks company file for a business by creating an Ace Photography QuickBooks company file.|
|B.||Working with Company Files: Have a better understanding of how to work with company files in QuickBooks precisely and accurately.|
|C.||Securing Your Company Files: Demonstrate how to secure company files in QuickBooks by managing users and data.|
|II. Bookkeeping Building Blocks|
|A.||Bookkeeping Defined: Apply bookkeeping concepts to accounting problems.|
|B.||The Journal, the Ledger, and Special Journals: Run QuickBooks reports for the general journal and the general ledger, as well as reports for subsidiary journals.|
|III. Preparing the Company File|
|A.||The Chart of Accounts: Work with the Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks, including adding and changing accounts.|
|B.||Company Lists: Administer various company lists in QuickBooks by adding customers and vendor.|
|IV. Cash and Fixed Asset Transactions|
|A.||Bank Accounts and Cash Transactions in QuickBooks: Record bank account transactions in QuickBooks by entering cash account transactions and completing a bank reconciliation.|
|B.||Fixed Assets and Depreciation in QuickBooks: Record fixed assets and depreciation in QuickBooks.|
|V. Understanding Accounts Payable|
|A.||Accounts Payable I: Record bills in QuickBooks by entering various accounts payable transactions into the course.|
|B.||Accounts Payable II: Produce accounts payable history and reports in QuickBooks.|
|VI. Reviewing Accounts Receivable|
|A.||Accounts Receivable I: Demonstrate the invoice procedure by producing a customer invoice in QuickBooks.|
|B.||Accounts Receivable II: By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to manage payments, deposits, and returned checks in QuickBooks.|
|C.||Accounts Receivable III: Check for outstanding invoices and bill for the reimbursement of expenses in QuickBooks.|
|D.||Batch Invoicing and Creating Letters: Produce batches of invoices and customer letters in QuickBooks.|
|VII. Managing Inventory Transactions|
|A.||Introduction to Inventory and Customer Estimates: Create and revise customer estimates, and you'll practice recording and tracking inventory transactions.|
|B.||List Items and Inventory in QuickBooks: Assign classes, add and edit multiple list entries, and track inventory in QuickBooks.|
|C.||Ordering and Selling Inventory in QuickBooks: Order and sell inventory by creating sales and purchase orders and receiving inventory.|
|D.||Vendor Discounts and Credits and Adjusting Inventory in QuickBooks: Manage vendor discounts and credits and adjust inventory in QuickBooks.|
|E.||Tracking Price Levels and Customer Discounts in QuickBooks: Manage price levels and customer discounts in QuickBooks by creating price levels, discounted items, and customer discounts.|
|F.||Working with Customer Balances: Learn techniques for working with customer balances in QuickBooks.|
|VIII. Closing the Books and Reporting in QuickBooks|
|A.||Closing the Books and Reporting: How to close the books in QuickBooks and how to run and use important reports.|
|B.||Your Career Roadmap: The Job Search and Future Opportunities: How the job market works, and you'll obtain skills to help you navigate it.|
|C.||Communication: Learn basic concepts related to effective business communication.|
I. Introduction to Microsoft Excel
A. Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
B. The Ribbon
C. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
D. Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
E. Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
F. Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
G. Working with Rows and Columns
H. Editing Worksheets
I. Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
J. Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013
K. Features New in 2016
L. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 Exam
II. Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016
A. Advanced Formulas
B. Working with Lists
C. Working with Illustrations
D. Visualizing Your Data
E. Working with Tables
F. Advanced Formatting
G. Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013
H. Features New in 2016
I. Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016 Exam
III. Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016
A. Using Pivot Tables
B. Auditing Worksheets
C. Data Tools
D. Working with Others
E. Recording and Using Macros
F. Random Useful Items
G. Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013
H. Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016 Exam
IV. Microsoft Excel Final Exam
Dr. Beverly Smith is a Doctor of Optometry and has been in private practice for more than 24 years. She also holds a Master of Business Administration and founded a consulting firm that helps new practitioners start and manage their own eye care practices. Throughout her career, Smith has taught many future opticians, certified paraoptometrics, and fellow optometrists. Her work has been published in the professional journals New O.D. and Women in Optometry.
Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts.
She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.
Helene K. Liatsos is a business advisor at the Small Business Development Center, with more than 25 years of experience. Her small business offers complete accounting and consulting services to home-based business startups. She is a QuickBooks Certified Advisor and was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Liatsos holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However a high school diploma or GED is required to take the ABO exam.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following materials will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the course.
After successfully completing this course, you will possess the knowledge required to pass the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exam. However, we do recommend researching your state’s requirements prior to pursuing a career as an optician. While some states only require a high school diploma or GED and passing score on the ABO exam to fulfill licensing requirements, others have their own optician licensing exams. Additionally, some states may require that opticians complete an apprenticeship course or degree program in order to become licensed.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
In this online course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare yourself to become an optician and prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification. Upon completion this course, you’ll be fully prepared to begin a career as an optician.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen (18) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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