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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 Data (Full-time)
Class Enrolled Graduated Graduation Rate
2013-2015 33 30 91%

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

26

20

77%

2017-2019

20

12

60%

Enrollment and Retention/Graduation Data (Part-time)
Class Enrolled Graduated Graduation Rate
2013-2016 3 3 100%
2014-2017 2 1 50%
2015-2018 9 3 33%
Placement Rates Employed in Field or Enrolled in School for Higher Degree
Graduation Year Percent Placed
2015 87%
2016 92%
2017 88%
2018 90%
American Board of Opticianry
Class # Sitting for Exam # Passing Percent Passing
2015 27 27 100%
2016 24 24 100%
2017 18 18 100%
2018 22 22 100%
2019 10 10 100%
2020 17 17 100%
National Contact Lens Registry Examination
Class # Sitting for Exam # Passing Percent Passing
2015 30 28 93%
2016 24 22 92%
2017 18 18 100%
2018 22 22 100%
2019 10 10 100%
2020 16 16 100%
Florida Board of Opticianry Licensure Examination
(ABO and NCLE certifications are required)
Class # of Graduates # Sitting for the Exam # Passing Percent Passing
2015 31 26 22 85%
2016 24 15 15 93%
2017 20 13 13 100%
2018 22 17 17 82%
2019 10 9 9 100%