Charles Harrison, Program Director
Vision Care Technology
303 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Program Website: https://www.essex.edu/associate-in-applied-science-in-vision-care-technology/
Program outcomes/statistics: https://www.essex.edu/associate-in-applied-science-in-vision-care-technology/ Click on “WHAT ARE THE STUDENT SUCCESS RATES (STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES)?” about 1-3 down the page.
Status: accredited to 2/1/2024
The following represent COA accreditation action taken in the last six (6) years:
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