Sep 25, 2023  
Spring 2019 Official General Catalog 
Spring 2019 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Student Services

Library/Learning Resources Center (LRC)


The Cecil C. Tyrrell Learning Resources Center was constructed in 1967-68 and named after the College’s founding president. The building is an attractive, three-story structure, which houses the Library, the Learning Assistance Center, Teaching Resources Center, as well as offices and classrooms.

The Library provides the resources and services to meet the informational and instructional needs of SUNY Broome students, faculty, and the broader college community. Its primary functions are to support and supplement the academic programs of the College, increase information literacy, and to provide a center for serious study, research, and learning.

The Library integrates a variety of print, electronic, and non-print materials with the necessary services and equipment to enhance their use. Our electronic databases provide access to full text articles, streaming video, audio, and eBooks that students can access 24/7with Internet access.

Access to our collections is provided through our Online Public Access Catalog. To ensure access to books and magazine articles not owned by the College, the Library participates in various local, regional, state, and national reciprocal access and borrowing agreements. Library staff can request specific books or articles from other libraries through interlibrary loan. In addition, the Library maintains listings of other area libraries’ periodical holdings where students can have direct access to their collections.

Library facilities include a student computer lab, Library instruction classroom, public access electronic database stations, web-based public access catalog, individual study carrels, small group study rooms and individual audiovisual viewing stations.

The library has wireless connections to the internet and wireless laptops available for student and faculty use within the library with a valid SUNY Broome ID.

A staff of professional, technical, and clerical specialists offers a broad range of services including lending of materials, information services, assistance with research techniques, and instruction in the use of materials and equipment.

Most materials may be borrowed for use outside the Library, although restrictions are placed on reference and reserve works. The basic loan period for books is twenty-one days, and for videocassettes, seven days.

The SUNY Broome ID card, issued by Student Affairs, serves as a Library card. Failure to return borrowed materials promptly upon notice can result in withholding of grades, transcripts, and other services as well as collection fees. The borrower is responsible for all materials charged out on his/her card.

The Library is open for service during the following hours:

Fall and Spring Semesters
  Monday-Thursday   7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  Friday   7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Saturday   1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  Sunday   3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer Session
  Monday-Thursday   7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  Friday   7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Saturday &Sunday   Closed
Holiday and Intersession
  As posted    

The Library is closed on all the days that the College is officially closed.

Extra Help at the Learning Assistance Department

The Learning Assistance Department provides a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to foster development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and educational opportunities to enhance teaching and learning.  These programs and services include:

  • Writing Center
  • Math Lab
  • Tutoring Program
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Reading/Study Skills Support
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program
  • Learning Disabilities Program

Writing Center

Writing plays a big role in college and professional life, and the Writing Center is here to help you develop your writing.  We work with writers on papers, essays, resumes, applications, and creative pieces–writers at any stage of their process, from initial brainstorming and prewriting through revising and polishing that final version.  We offer one-on-one or small group sessions, workshops, online consultations, and a wealth of informative handouts about writing clearly and effectively.  We’re located in BB-007A, near the Math Lab; you are welcome to stop by to meet us and find out more about the services we offer.

You can make an appointment with the Writing Center in person in the Writing Center (BB-007A), the LAC (LI-111) by calling 607 778-5632 or 607 778-5038.  You can access more information about our hours and find helpful online resources by visiting our website.

Math Lab

The Math Lab offers individual and group tutorial assistance for students in courses ranging from arithmetic to calculus.  The lab is staffed by Mathematics Department faculty, Learning Specialists and Professional and Peer.  Course textbooks and computers are available for student use in the lab.  The Math Lab can be used on a daily basis with no time restrictions and individual appointments can also be made but are not required.

Tutoring Program

The Peer Tutoring Program provides any SUNY Broome student with free tutorial support via three modes:

  1. Long-term individual tutoring
  2. Short-term ‘drop in’ group tutoring
  3. Online tutoring

Peer and professional tutors are trained to lead individual or group sessions in courses across the disciplines.  Tutors guide students in becoming active learners and provide strategies and skills important for course success.  All students are welcome to take advantage of this support.

Supplemental Instruction

An internationally recognized program, Supplemental Instruction facilitates guided study sessions for stepping stone and challenging courses.  In each of these sessions, the SI leader helps students learn new study strategies and course concepts.  Typically students that attend these sessions earn higher grades and successfully complete classes than their classmates who do not attend.

Reading and Study Skills Support

The ability to read efficiently and effectively is one of the keys to college success.  Some students find that the volume and difficulty of college reading is more than they had anticipated.  If you discover you need help, you can make an appointment with professional tutors to work one-on-one with you.  They can suggest strategies that will make textbooks and classroom notes more manageable.  Tutors can also work with you on time management skills, vocabulary development, and test taking strategies, all helping you develop good strategies for college success.

Accessibility Resources Office (Disability Services)


The Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) provides services and strategies to students with disabilities to create pathways of access to course objectives and academic activities, as well as campus student life activities.  The ARO also provides consultative services to faculty/staff, tutors, and community organizations involved in the education of students with disabilities

To be determined eligible for reasonable accommodative services, students must provide the college with disability documentation records.  Documentation records include copies of psychological test reports, IEP’s, and/or physician’s reports.  Eligible students work with an Accessibility Specialist to determine reasonable academic accommodations, receive instruction in specific academic skills, identify learning and study strategies, review academic advisement/planning, and develop self-advocacy skills.  Eligible students may arrange for testing accommodations, readers, note-takers, tutors and assistive technology through the ARO.

The Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Program works to ensure that students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have full access to every aspect of campus.  Qualified interpreters and note-takers are provided for classes and conferences, as well as student club activities, athletics, and cultural events.

Students who suspect they have a learning disability or attention deficit disorder can meet with an Accessibility Specialist to discuss individual situations.  Based upon an initial interview and screening, students who are in need of evaluation may be eligible for an on-campus diagnostic assessment.  If a disability is discovered, the student may be eligible to access reasonable accommodations.

Contact Information:
ARO is located on the lower level of the Library, L017.  For appointments and information, call 607 778-5150, VP 607 238-2714 or email

Student Success Squad Program

What is the Student Success Squad?

The Student Success Squad (SSS) is a program designed to support students who are first-generation, low-income, or disabled.  Through an array of services, the SSS helps students earn a certificate or an associate’s degree and transfer to a 4-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Benefits of Participation

  • Specialized orientation and check-in sessions
  • Academic coaching and intervention
  • Priority tutoring
  • Learning and Personality assessments
  • Peer mentoring
  • Assistive technology
  • Study skills assistance
  • Personal guidance
  • Academic success workshops
  • Course selection assistance
  • Academic and degree planning assistance
  • Student advocacy skills training
  • Financial aid/literacy counseling
  • Career planning
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Referral services
  • Recognition ceremony for SSS graduates

Contact Information

The Student Success Squad (SSS) offices are located on the lower level of the Library.  For appointments and information, call the SSS secretary at 607 778-5150.

International Student Services

The International Student Counselor assists international students with addressing a variety of needs while they attend SUNY Broome, including personal, academic, immigration and cultural concerns.  New international students are required to attend a New International Student Orientation program that addresses immigration responsibilities, campus life, local housing needs, and much more.  Interested students can locate the International Student Counselor in the Admissions Office in the Wales Building room 102, or call 607 778-5001.

Student Health Services


Student Health Services is located in the (old) Science Building, Room 102, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A provider is available to see students on a walk-in basis.  Provider hours are subject to change.  Weekly provider hours can be found her:  You can also contact Student Health Services to confirm that a provider is available at 607-778-5181.  All services are confidential.  Requests for information will be released only with the written authroization of the student.

The professional staff includes a part-time physician assistant and a part-time registered nurse.

Services Offered Include:

  • Limited treatment for illnesses and injuries
  • Limited medical emergency care
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Pregnancy tests
  • TB screening ($10 charge)
  • Contraceptive information
  • Healthy lifestyle information
  • Strep throat testing
  • Flu vaccines

Child Care


For many students, a major concern is finding a safe place for their children during class time. The Faculty-Student Association helps to meet that need by operating a licensed child care service known as The B.C. Center.

The purpose of the service is to provide quality care in an educational, instructive, and warm environment. The staff is genuinely interested in the emotional, intellectual and physical growth of each child.

Space is limited, and registration is required. For additional information, call 607 778-KIDS (607 778-5437).


SUNY Broome Community College Campus Shop


It is located in the Student Center

The Campus Shop stocks all your required textbooks for SUNY Broome.  They offer an in-store rental program, digital books, and buy back textbooks year round.  You can order books online and choose to pay with credit card or book voucher if you are eligible to receive one.  Orders paid by credit card or book voucher can be shipped to your home address or picked up at your campus bookstore.  The Campus Shop also offers a wide variety of merchandise like clothing, gifts, backpacks, computer products, supplies, general books and much more.

The phone number for the store is 607 724-0696 and their website is

Academic Advising



Academic advising provides clarification of degree and SUNY General Education requirements, assists students with academic planning, and may initiate referrals to campus resources.  Advisors, through both individual and group sessions, help students understand their role and responsibilities in the advising process, and aid students in selecting courses appropriate for their degree and transfer goals.  Advisors assist students in channeling their academic efforts in the proper perspective by helping them link their studies to personal and career goals and by aiding students when they are having difficulties in the classroom.  Other academic issues, such as course and school withdrawal and curriculum change, can also be discussed with an Advisor.

Contact information for Liberal Arts Division students:  Titchener Hall Building, Room 210 (607 778-5219) or Student Services Building, Room 210 (607 778-5421).

Contact information for Health Studies A.S. or A.A.S. students:  Student Services Building, Room 210 (607 778-5210).

Contact information for Business and Professional Services students:  Business Building, Room 104 (607 778-5008).

Counseling Services

Counseling Services assists students with career and life planning, academic issues, personal concerns, and the transfer process/information. College students often encounter new experiences, pressures, anxieties, and challenges. Students can meet with Counselors in a confidential, helpful, and informal atmosphere, as they seek to develop their potential, form realistic goals, and understand themselves emotionally and intellectually. Call 607 778-5210 for an appointment, or walk-in for assistance in Room 210 in the Student Services Building.
Services include:

Career Counseling

Counselors assist students in exploring and establishing specific career life goals. The Counselors use a step-by-step approach to help people identify and pursue their most fulfilling options. Services include individual career counseling, interest inventories, computerized career exploration programs, access to career information, career exploration workshops, and career exploration classes.

Human Development Courses

Several credit-bearing courses have been designed to help students establish healthier self-concepts, develop better self-understanding, and/or set and accomplish life/career goals. Courses are taught by counseling faculty members. Courses include:

  • SAC 250 Career Exploration assists students who are undecided about their career goals. Students learn the step-by-step process of deciding upon and implementing a career plan.

Academic Counseling

Counselors assist students in channeling their academic efforts in the proper perspective by helping them link their studies to personal and career goals and by aiding students when they are having difficulties in the classroom.  Other academic issues, such as course and school withdrawal and curriculum change, can also be discussed with a Counselor.

Personal Counseling

Counselors provide assistance to students who are experiencing social, personal, and family concerns. They are available to help the student face these issues in a safe and confidential setting. Without resolution of the problems, a student’s performance in their studies often suffers and, in many cases, leads to the student being dismissed from the college due to poor grades. These individual counseling sessions help students regain perspective and purpose. Counselors also assist students with referrals to appropriate community services. Call 607 778-5210 for an appointment, or walk-in for assistance in Room 210 in the Student Services Building.

Special Workshops and Seminars

Counselors offer a variety of workshops and seminars throughout the year. Topics have included: career exploration, stress management, returning to college, cross cultural communication, self esteem, depression, and others customized to meet the needs of students.

The above Counseling Services are available in the Student Services Building, Room 210. Appointments are encouraged and walk-in times are available. Call 607 778-5210 for an appointment and ask to see a counselor.

Transfer Counseling

Counselors and instructional faculty members both assist students who are interested in continuing their education after SUNY Broome by helping them identify colleges that match their educational and personal needs, interests, and abilities, and gain important information about the colleges they are considering. Transfer assistance helps students understand the procedures and steps that are necessary for successful and smooth transfer. Students can also utilize an extensive library of college catalogs, computerized information files, and transfer workshops available in Room 210 of the Student Services Building.

Counselors and the Admissions Office work together to present the annual Transfer Day on campus. During this program, representatives of four-year colleges and universities answer student questions about their institutions and give them specific information to help with their selection of an upper-division college.

Educational Opportunity Program

The State University of New York’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides assistance with access, special academic support and financial aid to students who show promise in mastering college level work.  EOP is designed for full time students of the State of New York who qualify academically and economically for the program.  A variety of retention, remediation and referral services are offered, and an open door policy is established to help address the many needs of this diverse population.  Potential students must provide appropriate income verification, and additional documentation.  The program fills very quickly so potential students are asked to apply promptly for full condideration.  The EOP Office is located in the Library, Suite 017 (607 778-5220).

Applied Learning and Career Center

SUNY Broome Community College offers many exciting and engaging opportunities to students in Applied Learning both within courses and through internships, clinical placements, research opportunities, cooperative work experiences, and more.

“Applied learning refers to an educational approach whereby students learn by engaging in direct application of skills, theories and models.  Students apply knowledge and skills gained from traditional classroom learning to hands-on and/or real-world settings, creative projects or independent or directed research, and in turn apply what is gained from the applied experience to academic learning.”  (State University of New York, 2016, para. 2)

SUNY Broome Community College also offers students and alumni valuable services as they seek employment while pursing a degree or after completion.

We work closely with employers who are in frequent contact with the campus providing important networking opportunities and professional connections to students.  This is done through on-campus mini-job fairs, mock interview, internships, job postings, as well as our annual spring job fair, in conjunction with the NYS Department of Labor.

Resumé writing, interviewing, and job search skills services are also available on campus.  To speak with someone about Applied Learning and Career Services, please call 607 778-5207 or email

State University of New York. (2016).  Applied Learning at SUNY.  Retrieved from

Placement and Transfer Statistics: 2016-17 Graduates


% Of Those Finding Work or Transferring

  • 69.5% of the graduates went to work.
  • 38% of all graduates transferred to 2 or 4-year colleges and universities (other than SUNY Broome)
  • 1274 graduates were in this class, with 417 responding to the survey, or 32.7%

Where They Went to Work

  • 78.1% of those went to work found jobs in Broome County and elsewhere in the Southern Tier.  In addition, 15.6% found employment elsewhere in New York State, and another 6.3% were employed outside the state.

Where They Transferred To

  • 80.6% transferred to SUNY colleges
  • 11.3% transferred to New York State private colleges
  • 6.5% transferred out of state
  • 1.6% transferred to a CUNY college

Placement by Curriculum

The following is a summary of each curriculum of SUNY Broome’s four academic areas in which graduates from 2016-17 responded to the placement survey.

Business and Public Services

  • Accounting: 80% employed; 20% transferred
  • Business Administration: 72% employed; 46% transferred
  • Business Information Management: 72% employed; 17% transferred
  • Criminal Justice-Corrections: 89% transferred; 33% transferred
  • Criminal Justice-Police: 73% employed; 30% transferred
  • Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic: 100% employed; 46% transferred
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate: NA
  • Financial Services: 0% employed; 0% transferred
  • Fire Science: 100% employed; 40% transferred
  • Homeland Security: 67% employed; 33% transferred
  • Hotel Restaurant Management: NA employed; 40% transferred
  • International Business: NA employed; 25% transferred
  • Management: 75% employed; 15% transferred
  • Office Administration: 0% employed; 0% transferred
  • Office Technologies Certificate: 100% employed; 0% transferred
  • Paralegal Certificate: 0% employed; 40% transferred
  • Paralegal Studies: 60% employed; 39% transferred

Health Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Technology: 89% employed; 14% transferred
  • Dental Hygiene: 61% employed; 7% transferred
  • Health Information Technology: 71% employed; 15% tranferred
  • Health Studies (AAS): 70% employed; 22% transferred
  • Health Studies (AS): 56% employed; 57% transferred
  • Medical Assistant: 80% employed; 5% transferred
  • Medical Transcriptionist Certificate: 0% employed; 100% transferred
  • Nursing: 88% employed; 30% transferred
  • Phlebotomy Certificate: 67% employed; 32% transferred
  • Physical Therapist Assistant: 50% employed; 9% transferred
  • Radiologic Technology: 85% employed; 25% transferred

Liberal Arts

  • Chemical Dependency Counseling: 80% employed; 11% transferred
  • Communications and Media Arts: 67% employed; 47% transferred
  • Early Childhood: 100% employed; 0% transferred
  • Early Childhood Certificate: NA employed; 0% transferred
  • Human Services: 67% employed; 29% transferred
  • Individual Studies (AS): 60% employed; 49% transferred
  • Individual Studies (AAS): 67% employed; 10% transferred
  • Liberal Arts Certificate: NA employed; 100% transferred
  • Liberal Arts (AA): 58% employed; 64% transferred
  • Liberal Arts (AS): NA employed; 0% transferred
  • Liberal Arts General Studies (AS): 70% employed; 77% transferred
  • Liberal Arts General Studies Theater (AS): 67% employed; 50% transferred
  • Music: 38% employed; 47% transferred
  • Visual Communication Arts: 67% employed; 46% transferred

Science, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics

  • Civil Engineering Technology: 25% employed; 31% transferred
  • Computer Information Systems: 100% employed; 17% transferred
  • Computer Science: 100% employed; 40% transferred
  • Computer Security & Forensics: 0% employed; 71% transferred
  • Computer Technology: 100% employed; 31% transferred
  • Electrical Engineering Technology: 75% employed; 13% transferred
  • Engineering Science: 67% employed; 67% transferred
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology: 0% employed; 0% transferred
  • Manufacturing Technology: 100% employed; 33% transferred

Student Right-To-Know Statement


The Federal Student Right-to-Know Act was enacted in 1991 and final regulations were published on December 1, 1995. This legislation requires any institution of postsecondary education receiving Title IV funds to disclose calculation and disclosure of graduation rates and transfer-out rates of students. The act also requires the following:

  • Only first time, full-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduates are included in the calculation.
  • Students are reported at the end of the period, which constitutes 150% of the time needed to complete a degree. The report would include those students starting in the cohort of fall 2006 and concludes with the ending date of August 31, 2009.
  • Additional copies of this report are available in the Registrar’s Office, Student Services Building, room 105.

The following report fulfills the Student Right-To-Know Act reporting requirements for graduation rate and transfer-out rate for SUNY Broome students.

Student Right-To-Know

Fall 2010
Full Time /First Time   1,548
Degree Graduates
By Aug 31, 2013   410
Graduation Rate   26.5 %
Transfer Students
Without a Degree   176
Transfer Rate
Without a Degree   11.4%

Top 12 Transfer Schools

1. Binghamton University 137
2. SUNY Broome Community College 42
3. SUNY Cortland 42
4. SUNY Oneonta 12
5. Excelsior College 11
6. University at Buffalo 9
7. SUNY Oswego 8
8. SUNY Fredonia 7
9. Other College (on-line; tech institute; etc.) 6
10. SUNY Empire State and Rochester Institute of Technology 5
11. SUNY Buffalo and North Carolina 4
12. SUNY Delhi; SUNY Morrisville; Mansfield University; SUNY ESF 3
     SUNY Upstate Medical University  

Veterans & Military Affairs


The Veterans & Military Affairs Office assists qualified veterans and other eligible students in acquiring and using educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Services.  Benefit programs include Active Duty and Guard/Reserve GI Bills, Dependents Educational Assistance\ Program (DEA), Vocational Rehabilitation and Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Eligible Students should contact the Veterans & Military Affairs Office at 607 778-5148.  The office is currently located on the first floor of the Student Services Building, Room 102.