Janet Alspaugh, Program Director
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 536-7233 x 8106
Program Website: https://www.durhamtech.edu/programs-pathways/opticianry
Program outcomes/statistics: https://www.durhamtech.edu/academic-programs/opticianry/program-information
Status: Accredited to 3/28/2022
The following represent COA accreditation actions taken in the last six (6) years:
9/20/20 To accept Annual Report
5/26/20 To accept Progress Report
9/21/19 To not accept Annual Report pending submission of a plan of action to address retention of students.
. To request clarification of a discrepancy in statistics reported to Advisory Board and in Annual Report.
3/24/19 To accept Progress Report with plan for new Program Director appointment
9/29/18 To accept Annual Report with caveat
3/18/18 To accept Progress Report
10/8/17 To accept Annual Report with request for additional information
4/2/17 An on-site visit on September 12-13, 2016 demonstrated full compliance with the Essentials of an Accredited Educational Program for Opticianry, the program in Opticianry at Durham Technical Community College received Reaffirmation of Accreditation for a period of six years.
10/2/17 To accept Statistics report
3/13/16 To accept Progress Report
3/13/16 To place program on Administrative Probation
9/27/15 To accept Annual Report with request for additional information
3/22/15 To remove provisional status based on meeting requirements of Essentials