Hali C Gibson, Program Director
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748
Phone: 865-354-3000 ext. 4930
Program Website: http://www.roanestate.edu/?5951-Opticianry
Program Outcomes/Statistics: http://www.roanestate.edu/?10978-Vision-Care-Technology-Program-Outcomes
Status: Accredited to 4/7/2020. Accreditation extended due to COVID.
Provisional Accreditation granted until spring 2022.
The following represent COA accreditation actions taken in the last six (6) years:
8/28/21 To accept Annual Report (only statistics required)
9/20/20 To accept Annual Report
5/26/20 To accept Progress Report
9/21/19 To not accept Annual Report pending the listing of affiliations of program Advisory Board members, as required.
9/29/18 To accept Annual Report
10/8/18 To accept Progress Report
4/2/17 Not to accept Progress Report that did not include a plan to address the low number of students taking state licensing exam
10/2/16 To accept Annual Report with request for additional information
9/27/15 To accept Annual Report
9/7/14 An on-site visit on March 24-25, 2014 revealed a potential compliance in IV. Resources. This area was corrected and subsequently having been found in full compliance with the Essentials of an Accredited Educational Program for Opticianry, the program in Opticianry at Roane State Community College received Reaffirmation of Accreditation for a period of six years.