Sep 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Official General Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Official General Catalog

Student Services



The Cecil C. Tyrrell Library

The Cecil C. Tyrrell Library provides a comfortable and welcoming space for students to work collaboratively or individually in a wireless environment. Librarians provide research assistance via email, chat, and in-person consultations, and will speak to entire classes at the instructor's request. The Library's 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 staff is committed to continually improving its services, resources, and facilities, and purchasing new resources in response to user requests.  

Library facilities include a student computer lab, Library instruction classroom, computers for public access, individual study carrels, and small group study rooms.  Networked black & white printing is available in addition to a self-service scanning station and copy machines.

In consultation with faculty and students, librarians develop a collection of materials in print, audio, video, film, and electronic formats, selected to meet the teaching and research needs of students and faculty, which are accessible through the Library's online research portal. Library collections are searchable through the discovery interface on the Library website. Most materials may be borrowed for use outside the Library, although restrictions are placed on reference and reserve works. The basic loan period is 16 weeks for books and one week for audiovisual materials. The SUNY Broome Community College ID card, issued by Public Safety, serves as a Library card. While the Library does not charge overdue fines, a fee may be assessed for material that is not returned and declared lost.  The borrower is responsible for all materials charged out on his/her card.

As a member of the SUNY Library consortium, the SUNY Broome Library is affiliated with all 64 SUNY libraries, allowing students and faculty to seamlessly search for and borrow materials from other SUNY campuses. In addition, the Library is a member of a worldwide consortium that enables student and faculty access to national and international libraries  A web-based interlibrary loan service provides access to materials not owned by the Library. 

The Library includes the Gallery@SUNY Broome that provides an exhibit space for faculty and students to exhibit a broad range of artwork, research poster sessions, and more discipline specific exhibits.  The College Archives are located in the Library, providing historical documentation of the evolution of the college and the campus. The Broome Community College Art collection is also a part of the Library collections and showcases many local artists from the Tri-Cities area. Included in the collection is the Ed Aswad Carriage House Photography collection from a notable local photographer.

The Library is open 7 days/week during the semester.  Summer hours are reduced, and the Library is closed when the campus is officially closed. Hours are posted on the Library website at https://sunybroome.info/library/hours.


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

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 LI-012, on the ground floor of the Library; 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 (LI-012) or by calling +1 (607) 778-5632.  You can access more information about our hours and find helpful online resources by checking our website https://www2.sunybroome.edu/writingcenter/

Math Lab

The Math Lab provides a safe space on campus for current SUNY Broome students to study and complete their homework. Although students are welcome to bring their own laptops and tablets, the Math Lab has fully updated computers for student use. Students can work individually or in small groups, and can ask for help whenever they need to.

There are usually between two and four tutors at a time in the Math Lab. In addition to our tutoring staff, many full-time Math Department classroom faculty members volunteer an hour per week in the Math Lab. Although appointments are not required, students can schedule a maximum of 2 half hour one-on-one appointments per week with a professional tutor. Math Lab staff work with the Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) to provide additional support to students with disabilities.

Attendance in the Math Lab does not replace classroom time. Students who have missed a class should first meet with their instructor. Math Lab tutors may review material covered in class but cannot teach new topics.

The Math Lab has textbooks, calculators, and other supplies available for student use, as well as scratch paper, graph paper, practice worksheets, and formula sheets for students to keep.

The Math Lab is located in the basement of the Library (LI-010). You can also e-mail us at mathlab@sunybroome.edu or call us at +1 (607) 778-5581. More information is on our website https://www2.sunybroome.edu/lad/math-lab/

Tutoring Program

The Peer Tutoring Program provides any SUNY Broome Community College student with free tutorial support across the disciplines 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, guiding students in becoming active learners while providing 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 and apply study strategies to course concepts. 


Accessibility Resources Office 

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 +1 (607) 778-5150, VP +1 (607) 238-2714 or email aro@sunybroome.edu


International Student Services

International Student Services assists international students with addressing a variety of needs while they attend SUNY Broome Community College, 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 +1 (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. You can also contact Student Health Services to confirm that a provider is available at +1 (607) 778-5181. All services are confidential. Requests for information will be released only with the written authorization 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

More information about services offered and Health information required can be found here: sunybroome.edu/healthservices


Child Care

The B.C. Center is a licensed child care program located on the SUNY Broome Community College campus that strives to provide accessible, high quality child care for the children of SUNY Broome Community College students and staff, as well as children from the surrounding community. As part of an institution of higher education that seeks to achieve excellence in both teaching and learning, The B.C. Center serves as a host school by offering field experience opportunities for students in the SUNY Broome Community College Early Childhood/Teacher Education Department.

Child care can be a burdensome expense for college student parents. The SUNY Child Care Block Grant Subsidy is a federal program administered by the Department of Social Services that pays up to 95% of child care tuition for income-eligible students. In order to meet income eligibility guidelines, a student's income must fall below the 200% income standard. Students who are eligible for the subsidy can use The B.C. Center during class meeting times. There are also limited openings for students who take online classes.

Spots at The B.C. Center are limited and openings are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. SUNY Broome Community College students are given priority, followed by faculty/staff and community members.  To inquire about a spot or to put your name on one of our waiting lists, please call the program at +1 (607) 778-5437 or email the director, Pamela Holland, at hollandpe@sunybroome.edu.


SUNY Broome Community College Campus Shop/Bookstore

The SUNY Broome Campus Shop is located in the Student Center.  The team is dedicated to the success of each student by providing a one-stop-shop for all required textbooks and materials.  Students can take advantage of the in-house rental programs, price match guarantee, eBook book options, and year-round textbook buybacks.  The shop promotes access to educational materials using various tenders such as credit card, check, financial aid, and vouchers through various organizations.

In addition, the shop also serves as a convenient stop for the entire academic community, offering snacks, drinks, health and beauty supplies, apparel, gifts, technology and much more.

Contact the SUNY Broome Campus Shop:

Phone: +1 (607) 724-0696, Email: sunybroome@bkstr.com or visit the online shop at http://www.SUNYBroomeshop.com.


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. Academic Advisors help students understand their role and responsibilities in the advising process, and aid students in selecting courses appropriate for their degree and transfer goals. Academic Advisors assist students link their studies to academic 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 Academic Advisor.

Academic Advising Contact Information:

Location:  Student Services Building, Room 210
Phone:  +1 (607) 778-5421
Email:  advising@sunybroome.edu


Counseling Services

Counseling Services assists students with personal concerns, mental health needs and overall mental wellness. 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 +1 (607) 778-5210 for an appointment, or walk-in for assistance in Room 102 in the Science Building. Students may also email counselingservices@sunybroome.edu or request an appointment on https://www2.sunybroome.edu/counseling/

Services include:

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling assists students in resolving issues that cause emotional distress and interfere with personal goals and academic success. Issues students often address include:

  • Educational and academic goals
  • Personal, family, relationship concerns
  • Difficulty with alcohol, other substances or food
  • Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse
  • Management of emotions such as anxiety, depression, grief, and anger
  • Study skills and strategies
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Racial and diversity issues
  • Sexual identity issues

Group Counseling

  • Groups are offered at various times during the year depending on the need and vary in length from 4 to 12 weeks.

Self-Development Workshops

  • Personal development workshops provide opportunities for individuals to learn about topics related to personal growth. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend free scheduled workshops.

Psycho educational Groups

  • Groups offering information and help for students who have a particular mental health issue like depression or anxiety.

Consultation Services

  • Personal Counselors are available to provide consultation services to faculty and staff to assist in their work with students. Counselors provide mental health education training and consultation to faculty on how to assist students with problems that affect the learning process and how to respond to crisis situations. Consultation on learning styles, adjustment to college, human relations issues, and other mental health topics is also available.
  • Classroom presentations on mental health, personal development, and academic skills topics are available.

Educational Opportunity Program

SUNY Broome Community College's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support and financial aid to first-time, full-time students who show promise for succeeding in college but who may need additional support throughout their time at SUNY Broome Community College. To be eligible for admission to the Educational Opportunity Program you must:

  • Be a New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment;
  • Qualify as academically disadvantaged according to the guidelines;
  • Qualify as economically disadvantaged according to the EOP Income Guidelines

In selecting students for the program, priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Admission is subject to program capacity. The program fills quickly so potential students should apply promptly for full consideration either through the SUNY App or through our website at https://www2.sunybroome.edu/eop/apply-for-eop/. For questions, please call our office at +1 (607) 778-5220.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

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.


Career, Transfer, and Bachelor Partnership Department

SUNY Broome's Career, Transfer, and Bachelor Partnership Department has dynamic staff available to help you with your plans for life after SUNY Broome Community College.

Career, Transfer, and Bachelor Partnership Department

The Career, Transfer, and Bachelor Partnership Department team is available to assist students in their Career Development process, which includes: Career Exploration & Planning, Transfer Planning, and Career Readiness.  Team members work with students at any point in their SUNY Broome Community College experience, offering assistance with: exploring academic majors and how they align with various career paths, assistance with transfer to four-year colleges, resume development, interview coaching, job search strategies, and information on Applied Learning opportunities.  The Department has many free career resources for students, including: Focus2 and hireHornets.  The Department also has numerous college and university catalogs, college guidebooks, and computerized college information, as well as SUNY applications and transfer guides to guide you in your transfer process.  Workshops and individual appointments are also available. For more information please visit our website at www.sunybroome.edu/careercenter or email careercenter@sunybroome.edu.
Location:  Applied Technology, Room 101; Telephone:  +1 (607) 778-5717


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 Community College'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% transferred
  • 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 Student Right-To-Know Act requires all institutions of higher education participating in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act to disclose the graduation rate of certificate or degree-seeking, full-time students. The following data fulfills the reporting requirements of graduation and transfer rates for SUNY Broome Community College.

The National Center for Education Statistics (https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=SUNY+Broome&s=all&id=189547#retgrad) provides the public with accessible retention, graduation, and transfer rate data for SUNY Broome Community College.

Student Right-To-Know

Fall 2018
Full Time /First Time   1,561
Degree Graduates
By Aug 31, 2021   404
Graduation Rate   25.9%
Transfer Students
    899 Grads
Transfer Rate
    44.9% Transferred 29.0% (Excluding BCC Transfer) 

 

Top 10 Transfer Schools
 

1. SUNY BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE 143
2. SUNY BINGHAMTON 77
3. SUNY COLLEGE - CORTLAND 27
4. EXCELSIOR COLLEGE 14
5. SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE 12
6. SUNY UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY 10
7. SUNY OSWEGO 10
8. SUNY COLLEGE ONEONTA 8
9. SUNY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AT DELHI 7
10. SUNY University at BUFFALO 6

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 Affairs. 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 +1 (607) 778-5148. The office is currently located on the first floor of the Student Services Building, Room 102.

Visit our Veteran and Military Affairs page.