Essex County College

Renita Mangru, Program Director
Vision Care Technology
303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-877-3367
Program Website:
Program outcomes/statistics:

Phase: accredited
Status: accredited to 2/1/2024

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

10/4/23         To accept the Annual Report.

3/22/23         To accept Progress Report

9/17/22            To not accept Annual Report due to:

            • not meeting minimum performance expectations for ABO exam pass rate, now in “reporting” phase.
            • The program website does not list statistics, as required.
            • The attendees of the Advisory Board were not listed, as required.

4/14/22              To accept clarification on previous Annual Report

8/28/21              To accept annual report upon clarification of NJ Licensing Board 2021 exam date

9/20/20              To accept Annual Report

5/26/20              To accept Progress Report

9/21/19                To not accept Annual Report pending documentation of Advisory Board review of  Mission, Goals, and Learning Objectives, as required.

9/29/18             An on-site visit on March 19-20, 2018 found full compliance with the Essentials of an Accredited Educational Program for Opticianry, the program in Vision Care Technology at Essex County College received Reaffirmation of Accreditation for a period of six years.

9/29/18                        To accept Statistics report

10/8/17                        To accept Statistics report