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Opticianry Program Information Sheet

Administration/Academic Affairs
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 825-2188
Accrediting Agency of College:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Accredited September 23, 2004

Administrative Hierarchy
  • President: Meghan L. Hughes, Ph.D
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs:  Rosemary A. Costigan, Ph.D, R.N.
  • Dean of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences:  Suzanne Carr, Ph.D, R.N.
  • Rehabilitative Health Department Chairperson: Maddie Josephs, MS, MLS (ASCP)
Program Mailing Address
Opticianry Program
Community College of Rhode Island
Newport County Campus
1 John H. Chafee Boulevard
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 851-1672
Curriculum Design Characteristics
  • Two year program with general education courses integrated with the technical program courses.
  • Length of Program :  5 semesters
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in General Education Courses:   21
  • Total Number of Credit Hours in Technical Education Courses:   45
  •  Total Number of Contact Hours of Clinical Education:   540
  • Maximum enrollment in each class of the program: 20
Faculty and Staff
Program Faculty
  • Robert L. Burgess, Program Director
  • Michael King
  • Richard Crute
  • Cinda Anderson
Laboratory Manager
  • Toni Cimini