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Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.

The Opticianry Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA).
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation
P.O. Box 142
Florence, IN 47020
director@COAccreditation.com
703-468-0566 (voice) 888 306 9036 (fax)

Program Outcomes
The Vision Care Technology/Opticianry program at Miami Dade College provides a comprehensive review of its outcomes.  The program performs an annual review of the program’s mission, goals, and learning objectives. This review process is initiated during the fall semester with the program personnel (faculty, staff, and clinical supervisor) meeting to assess how the program is achieving the mission, goals, and learning objectives of the program. Collectively, the program personnel review the pass rates on national examinations, state licensing examinations, and reviews the responses from the employer surveys.  Curricular content areas where patient interaction is not required, such as lecture and laboratory content, are reviewed extensively by the faculty found in the program.  Those content areas where patient/student interaction take place (clinical) are reviewed by all program personnel to ensure multiple perspectives are included during the review process.
Upon completion of the program personnel’s review, the results are shared with the program’s advisory committee. During the review of these areas, the advisory committee is afforded the opportunity to provide input and guidance related to the program’s ability in achieving these goals.  Additionally, during the Advisory Committee meetings, a review of the program’s pass rates on national examinations, state licensing examinations, and the results of the employer surveys are shared.  The Advisory Committee also reviews graduate surveys to assess the graduates’ satisfaction will the program.
The information that follows provides program data associated with the review process and the outcomes regarding the Vision Care Technology/Opticianry program at Miami Dade College.

Enrollment and Retention/Graduation Data


Class

# Enrolled

# Graduated

Retention/Graduation Rate

2008 - 2010

23

16

70%

2009 - 2011

24

19

79%

2010 - 2012

37

31

83.7%

2011 - 2013

 

 

 

2012 - 2014

 

 

 

2013 - 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Placement or enrolled in school for a higher degree


Graduation Year

Percent Placed

2008 – 2009

92%

2009 – 2010

93%

2010 – 2011

89%

2011 – 2012

91%

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Contact Lens Registry Examination


Class

# Sitting for Exam

# Passing

Percent Passing

2009

16

15

93%

2010

17

15

88%

2011

16

14

87.5%

2012

26

25

96%

2013

16

16

100%

 

 

 

 


Florida Board of Opticianry Licensure Examination


Class

# of Graduates

# Sitting for Exam

# Passing

Percent Passing

2008

14

11

10

93%

2009

13

9

9

100%

2010

16

14

13

92%

2011

14

14

14

100%

2012

29

17

14

82%

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Board of Opticianry

  Class # Sitting for Exam # Passing Percent Passing
  2009 16 15 93%
  2010 17 16 94%
  2011 20 18 90%
  2012 27 25 92.5%
  2013 16 16 100%
  2014      

 

 

 

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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