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Accreditation

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. For questions regarding the accreditation of Miami Dade College, please contact:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 
(404) 679-4500
Fax: (404) 679-4558

The Opticianry Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA).

For questions regarding the accreditation of the Miami Dade College Vision Care Technology/Opticianry Program, please contact:

Debra White, Director of Accreditation
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation
PO Box 592
Canton, NY 13617
director@COAccreditation.com
703-468-0566 (voice) 888 306 9036 (fax)

The Opticianry Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA) until April 13, 2021

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. The 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. 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 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 with the program. The following information provides the outcomes for the Miami Dade College Vision Care Technology/Opticianry program.

Enrollment and Retention/Graduation Date (Full-Time)
Class Enrolled Graduated Graduation Rate
2010-2012 37 31 84%
2011-2013 27 19 70%
2012-2014 30 23 77%
2013-2015 34 30 88%
2014-2016 31 24 77%
2015-2017 19 17 89%
2016-2018 22    
Enrollment and Retention/Graduation Date (Part-Time)
Class Enrolled Graduated Graduation Rate
2014-2017 1 1 100%
2014-2018 2    
2015-2018 10    
2016-2019 4    
Placement Rates Employed in Fields or Enrolled in School for Higher Degree
Graduation Year Percent Placed
2012 93%
2013 95%
2014 96%
2015 87%
2016 92%
2017  
American Board of Opticianry
Class Enrolled Graduated Graduation Rate
2012

27

25

93%

2013

16

16

100%

2014

22

22

100%

2015

27

27

100%

2016

24

24

100%

2017

21

20

95%

National Contact Lens Registry Examination
Class Enrolled Graduated Graduation Rate
2012

26

25

96%

2013

16

16

100%

2014

22

22

100%

2015

30

28

93%

2016

24

22

92%

2017

18

17

94%

Florida Board of Opticianry Licensure Examination (ABO and NCLE certifications are required)
Class Graduates Sitting for the Exam Passing
2012 31 17 14 (82%)
2013 19 16 16 (100%)
2014 23 22 22 (100%)
2015 31 26 22 (85%)
2016 24 15 14 (93%)
2017 17    
State Exam Pass Rate
Class Pass Rate
2014

100%
2015

84.6%

2016

93.3%

2017

Not applicable
National Average Pass Rate
Class Pass Rate
2014

100%
2015

93.8%
2016

96%
2017

94.8%

The data above includes the average for both the Average of American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Registry Examination