1. Student goals
a. To accomplish the educational objectives of each course and to fulfill the criteria used to evaluate student success.
b. To develop the professional attitudes and discipline necessary for success in the ophthalmic health care professions.
c. Graduates will successfully complete the following registration, certification, and licensure examinations:
- American Board of Opticianry Examination (ABO)
- National Contact Lens Examination (NCLE)
- Florida Board of Opticianry Licensure Examination (L.D.O.)
d. Those graduates who work with ophthalmologists are encouraged to sit for the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) Ophthalmic Medical Assistant and Technician Certification Examinations. The initial criterion is one year experience with an ophthalmologist and successful completion of an approved home study program.
2. Faculty goals
a. To provide teaching/learning experiences for students which develop specific knowledge of concepts and skills pertaining to the community served by the institution:
b. To develop and define the objectives of each course, including laboratory and clinical experiences and to develop methods and tools to measure students achievement.
3. Educational institution goals
a. To seek and maintain accreditation of the Vision Care Technology/Opticianry Program.
b. To prepare the graduates to successfully pass the credentialing process (certification/registration/ licensure) for their particular career option(s).
c. To provide a vision care professional with a broad educational background to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
d. To provide the graduates with a sound background for their future education and life pursuits.
4. Community related goals
a. To provide the ophthalmic community with a skilled graduate qualified by academic and clinical training to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a vision care technician and optician.
b. To promote cooperation among the health care delivery system, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and consumers in the recognition and full utilization of the graduate.
5. Environmental goals
a. To promote the elimination of hazardous waste within federal and state guidelines.
b. To promote the use of environmentally friendly tints in its tinting system for ophthalmic lens.
The program mission and goals are reviewed by the faculty, administrators, members of the advisory committee and students on an annual basis or as needed.