Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 

Degree
Blair Wong, Department Chair
Opticianry
41 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 877-400-2348
E-mail: bwong@bfit.edu
Program Website: http://www.bfit.edu/optical

Phase: Accredited
Status: Accredited to 9/25/2020

The following represent COA accreditation actions taken in the last six (6) years:

5/26/20              To accept Annual Report with one minimum performance expectation under review

10/15/19                Having satisfied non-compliances in III. Curriculum and IV. Resources and subsequently having been found in full compliance with the Essentials of an Accredited Educational Program for Opticianry, the program in Opticianry at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology received Reaffirmation of Accreditation for a period of six years.

9/21/19                To acknowledge that a scheduled one-day visit was postponed due to illness and will be rescheduled.

4/1/19               To award accreditation for a period of 2.5 years.  To require a one-person revisit to the campus to verify that (1) the program director’s office provides privacy and that the location is secure for record maintenance (Essentials IV. E); and (2) that the on-campus dispensary is operational and meets the requirements of a clinical internship (Essentials V.A).  The visit is to be scheduled in September of 2019, in advance of the fall meeting of Commissioners.

4/1/19               To retract motion of 3/24/19.

3/24/19            To award accreditation for a period of one year with the condition of a one-person revisit to the program in fall of 2019 to verify that deficiencies have been addressed.

3/18/18            To accept Annual Report

10/8/17            To accept Progress Report

4/2/17              To accept Annual Report with request for additional information

10/2/16            To accept Progress Report

3/13/16            To accept Annual Report with request for additional information

9/27/15            To accept Progress Report with request for additional information

3/22/15            To accept Annual Report with request for additional information

3/30/14            To accept Annual Report