College of Southern Nevada 

Scott Helkaa, Program Director
Ophthalmic Technology
6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-651-5834
Program Website:
Program Outcomes/Statistics:,all%20phases%20of%20ophthalmic%20dispensing
Scroll down to “Accreditation” and click on the down arrow next to “Program Outcomes”.

Phase: Accredited
Status: Accredited to 11/11/2021.  Accreditation extended due to COVID.  On-site scheduled for April 2022.

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

4/14/22           To accept statistics only, an on-site visit took place 4/4-5, 2022

3/21/21              To accept Progress Report.  To accept Annual Report pending clarification of statistics posted on program website

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

3/24/19                To accept Annual Report

9/29/18            To accept Progress Report

3/18/18            To accept Annual Report

4/2/17              To accept Annual Report

10/2/16            To accept Progress Report

3/13/16           An on-site visit on November 9-10, 2015 revealed a potential compliance in IV. Resources and a non-compliance in II. Mission, Goals and Learning Objectives.  These areas were corrected and subsequently having been found in full compliance with the Essentials of an Accredited Educational Program for Opticianry, the program in Opticianry at College of Southern Nevada received Reaffirmation of Accreditation for a period of six years.