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2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

About SUNY Broome Community College

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 Associate of Occupational Study) and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities (Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees). The College also sponsors a variety of certificates, 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
  • 2013: Name changed to SUNY 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.

The Culinary & Event Center (CEC) houses SUNY Broome’s popular Hospitality programs. This beautiful historic space was originally funded by famed philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1904. It housed the Binghamton Library for 96 years. Now, it includes state-of-the-art amenities such as special event spaces, a lecture hall, bartending and beverage labs, a garde manger kitchen and more.

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. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to raise, invest, and administer private funds to benefit SUNY Broome Community College, its students, and its 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, funding for special projects to improve campus facilities, and other items for which public funds are either insufficient or unavailable. The Foundation serves as the primary point of contact and 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 $48.5 million which help support its programs and activities.


The College’s Alumni Engagement program provides the link to over 50,000 alumni world-wide. News of the College and from alumni is disseminated through quarterly digital alumni newsletters as well as in BROOME, our semi-annual alumni 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 regarding Alumni Affairs at SUNY Broome Community College call +1 (607) 778-5477 or email alumni@sunybroome.edu.

SUNY Broome Community College Workforce Development and Continuing Education

SUNY Broome Community College has an extensive non-credit continuing education program which serves as a conduit to the community by providing innovative educational experiences.  We provide programs that meet workforce and professional development needs, health and wellness interests, youth programs and personal enrichment needs.  In addition, SUNY Broome Workforce Development provides customized training and can facilitate bringing courses on-site for business and industry.  For a current catalog of offerings, call +1 (607) 778-5012, email  Workforce@sunybroome.edu, or visit the SUNY Broome Website at https://www2.sunybroome.edu/conted/

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 https://www2.sunybroome.edu/conted/eac/.

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

For additional information on contract education and training programs, call Workforce Development at SUNY Broome Workforce Development and Continuing Education, +1 (607) 778-5012 or email Workforce@sunybroome.edu.