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2020-2021 Official General Catalog 
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About SUNY Broome Community College


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SUNY Broome Community College is a comprehensive community college supervised by the State University of New York, sponsored by the County of Broome, and governed by a Board of Trustees. It offers programs designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment (Associate in Applied Science degrees) and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities (Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees). The College also sponsors a variety of certificate programs, short-term training programs, and non-credit community education courses.


Vision, Mission, and Values



Learning today, transforming tomorrow.


SUNY Broome Community College supports all members of the learning community by creating access to inclusive, diverse educational experiences. Success is achieved through the provision of innovative academics, transformative student support, and meaningful civic & community engagement.

We realize our mission by fostering an environment that exemplifies the college’s institutional goals to the highest quality.


All members of the campus community will demonstrate:

Inquiry: We embody an environment that promotes critical and creative thinking.

Respect: We demonstrate courtesy and tact.

Integrity: We act with honesty and fairness.

Trust: Our relationships and interactions are based on mutual understanding and good faith.

Equity: We embrace diverse and inclusive practices.


College History

1946   Chartered as New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences at Binghamton
1953   Name changed to Broome County Technical Institute
1956   Name changed to Broome Technical Community College
1957   Campus moved to present location on Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY
1971   Name changed to Broome Community College


Campus Setting


Binghamton is centrally located in the State of New York, 45 miles from Ithaca, 70 miles from Syracuse, and about 200 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Routes I-81, I-88, and NY 17/I-86 pass through the city.

Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City make up the Triple Cities, an urban metropolitan area that offers a sophisticated cultural life along with easily accessible outdoor recreational opportunities. Major employers are United Health Services, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Lourdes Hospital, IBM, Maines Paper and Food Service, Lockheed Martin, and Binghamton University (one of SUNY’s four University Centers, located a few miles from SUNY Broome).

SUNY Broome Community College’s campus is located three miles north of Binghamton on Upper Front Street, which is Route 11 alongside Interstate 81. The campus is landscaped with a variety of trees and open green spaces and has a hillside backdrop; four of its 15 buildings face a major quadrangle. The total campus building space is 600,000 square feet. A campus map is available on the About SUNY Broome portion of the College website.


Information Technology Services


SUNY Broome Community College students are provided computer accounts for access to the campus network, current software, email, printing, and the Internet in over 20 labs on campus. Remote services are available and wireless access exists in many convenient locations. HELP desk services provide aid to students with questions and problems related to campus technology. A campus portal provides direct access to individual records, on-line courses, registration, and a variety of other student and campus information. Please visit our web site.


Broome Community College Foundation


The Broome Community College Foundation, Inc. is a self-supporting not-for-profit  501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1965 by BCC Trustees and community leaders to raise, invest, and administer private funds to benefit SUNY Broome Community College, its students, and faculty. The Foundation’s top priority is to assist students with grants-in-aid and scholarships, but its charter also calls for assisting faculty and staff by helping fund their professional development and training, and providing the College with equipment, seed money for special projects, and other items for which public funds are either insufficient or unavailable. The Foundation also helps to support special capital projects to improve campus facilities. The Foundation serves as a conduit for all private gifts to the College. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

In addition to annual gifts contributed by alumni, faculty, staff, students, business and industry, community friends, organizations and foundations, the Foundation has endowment and trust funds of approximately $33 million which help support its programs and activities.


The College’s Alumni Engagement program provides the link to nearly 50,000 alumni world-wide. News of the College and from alumni is disseminated in BROOME, a semi-annual magazine distributed to alumni and other partners of the College. Digital editions of BROOME can be found online at: www.sunybroome.edu/magazine. The Alumni Engagement activities of the College are administered in partnership with the BCC Foundation.

For information about the Foundation, call +1 (607) 778-5182 or email to foundation@sunybroome.edu.  For questions about Alumni programming call +1 (607) 778-5477 or email alumni@sunybroome.edu.


SUNY Broome Community College Continuing Education


SUNY Broome Community College has an extensive non-credit continuing education program which features both classroom and online courses, seminars, mandated professional training, and special events open and available to the public. In addition, SUNY Broome Continuing Education provides customized training and can facilitate bringing credit courses on-site for business and industry. The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program provides one-on-one support as well as workshops and training for the small business community and entrepreneurs. For a current catalog of offerings, call +1 (607) 778-5012, or visit the SUNY Broome Website at www.sunybroome.edu/continuing-education

The Entrepreneurial Assistance Center (EAC) provides one-on-one support as well as workshops and training for small business community and entrepreneurs.  For more information visit the EAC website at http://www.sunybroome.edu/web/www/eap.

The SUNY Broome Workforce Development Program demonstrates the College’s commitment to local economic development. The mission is to produce quality non-credit and credit education and training programs for area business and industry.

For additional information on contract education and training programs, call Workforce Development at SUNY Broome Continuing Education, +1 (607) 778-5054.