Blair Wong, Department Chair
41 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
Program Website: https://www.bfit.edu/academics/academic-programs/opticianry/
Program outcomes/statistics: https://www.bfit.edu/academics/academic-programs/opticianry/
Status: Accredited to 3/26/2024
The following represent COA accreditation actions taken in the last six (6) years:
9/17/22 To accept clarification on previous Annual Report.
4/14/22 To not accept Annual Report until proof of current certification/licensure for all adjunct faculty
8/28/21 To accept Progress Report
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