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 3/26/2024

 

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

3/21/21              To not accept AR until receipt of proof of review of Program Mission, Goals and Objectives with Advisory Board, and an action plan to address low number of graduates employed in the field

9/20/20              To accept Progress Report

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

10/15/19                A one-day on-site on 10/7/2019 observed compliance 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, retroactive to 3/26/2018.

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

3/24/19            Upon reviewing findings during an on-site visit on October 14-15, 2018 that (1) the program director’s office does not provides privacy and that the location is not secure for record maintenance (Essentials IV. E); and (2) there is not a functional on-campus dispensary or clinical externship (Essentials V.A).  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