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Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.
Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.Online degrees available. Choose from seven completely online programs.

Vision Care Technology Program Outcomes

The Vision Care Technology Program of Roane State Community College aims to provide society with qualified, conscientious and professional opticians. Students receive a postsecondary education resulting in an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Enrolled and Graduation Percentages
Cohort Enrolled Graduated Retention Rate
2015-2017 25 19 76%
2016-2018 22 18 82%
2017-2019 22 20 91%
2018-2020 20 17 85%
2019-2021 17 8 48%
American Board of Opticianry (ABO) National Opticianry Competency Examination (NOCE) Pass Rate
Class Students Sitting for Exam First time Pass rate RSCC First time Pass rate National Mean Pass Rate
2018 18 17 94% 51%
2019 19 17 89% 57.8%
2020 17 16 94% N/A
2021 8 8 100% N/A
National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) Contact Lens Registry Examination (CLRE) Pass Rate
Class Students Sitting for Exam First time Pass rate RSCC First time Pass rate National Mean Pass Rate
2018 18 18 100% 66%
2019 17 17 100% 59.5%
2020 16 15 94% N/A
2021 8 8 100% N/A
Tennessee Board of Dispensing Opticians Licensure Examination
Class Graduates Sitting for Exam First Time Pass rate RSCC First time Pass rate National Mean Pass Rate
2018 18 16 15 94% 72%
2019 20 17 16 94% 59.5%
2020 17 15 15 100% N/A
Graduates employeed in Vision Care field
Year Graduates employed in Vision Care field
2018 100%
2019 90%
2020 94%

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