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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Learn about our new workforce-oriented online Cyber Security bachelor's degree program!

Optical Business Management Concentration

The Optical Business Management concentration is geared for practicing opticians who have received on-the-job training or who have completed an associate degree in opticianry. Credit for completion of the following professional exams/courses will be granted toward fulfillment of aspects of the optical requirements:  National Opticianry Competency Exam (sponsored by the American Board of Opticianry, or ABO), the Contact Lens Registry Examination (sponsored by the National Contact Lens Examiners, or NCLE), and the Principles of Refraction course (sponsored by the Opticians Association of America, or OAA).

Credit through Credential Evaluation also may be granted for the ABO Master's Exam, and the Fellowship Exam for Contact Lens Society of America. Certain state licensing exams for opticians and professional courses also may be recognized for credit through portfolio assessment.

Note: The Individualized Studies concentration may be a better alternative for practicing opticians who do not have an associate degree.