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About CSSO

Welcome to CSSO

  • CSSO opened in 2015 as a non-profit corporation 501(c) 3 with the purpose of creating educational resources for Opticians & Optometric Assistants. Development of online ABO Review improved the ABO national exam passing rate to 89% in 2020.

  • CSSO provides sustainability for optician colleges in California supporting tools and resources of students, instructors, equipment, tools, and equipment. We continue to discover new instruction methods to help Opticians & Optometric Assistants

College Information

CSSO/Chabot College Optician Apprenticeship Program

Self-Paced Apprenticeship Optician Program to earn Certification(s) to become;

Spectacle Lens Dispenser

Contact Lens Dispenser

Method of Instruction:

144-Hours Online Training Modules

1,000 hours On-the-Job Training

Earn 9-units of College Credit from Chabot College