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Spring 2020 Official General Catalog 
Spring 2020 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Spring 2020 Official General Catalog

SUNY Broome Community College:
A comprehensive Community College supervised by the State University of New York and sponsored by Broome County, New York

SUNY Broome Community College
P.O. Box 1017
Binghamton, NY 13902

Phone: 607 778-5000
Outside Local Calling Area: 800 836-0689
TTY/TDD: 607 778-5150
Fax: 607 778-5310
URL: http://www.sunybroome.edu

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SUNY Broome Community College

  • State University of New York

  • Broome County, New York


SUNY Broome Community College is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680. Phone 215-662-5606. Last accreditation reaffirmed November 17, 2016.

The College is supervised by the State University of New York and its curricula are registered by the State Education Department.

Chemical Dependency Counseling program is an accredited provider for the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS).
1450 Western Ave.,  Albany, NY 12203-3526
Phone: (518) 485-2071  Fax: (518) 485-8041 brigette.hartman-decenzo@oasas.ny.gov
Contact Person: Brigette Hartman-DeCenzo, LCSW
Manager, Learning & Development Unit

The Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, (ETAC/ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202. Phone: 410-347-7700.

The Clinical Laboratory Technology curriculum is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Phone: 773-714-8880.  Email: info@naacls.org Web: https://www.naacls.org

The SUNY Broome Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “Approval Without Reporting Requirements.”  Approval (without reporting requirements) is an accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicting that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation.  The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.  The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678.  The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.

The Fast Forward Program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).  www.nacep.org 179 East Franklin Street #578
Chapel Hill, NC 27514, (919) 593-5205

The Health Information Management accreditor of SUNY Broome Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for its associate of applied science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2020. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

The Medical Assisting Program at SUNY Broome Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org

The Nursing Program is Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Inc.; ACEN can be contacted at: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite #850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; Phone: (404) 975-5000; Fax: (404) 975-5020; Email: info@acenursing.org; Web: http://www.acenursing.org. The New York State Board of Regents can be contacted at: NY State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of, Professional Licensing Services, Nurse Unit, 89 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12234-1000; 518-474-3817

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at SUNY Broome Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE): 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Email: accreditation@apta.org; Web: www.capteonline.org; If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 607-778-5261 or email Abramsdm@sunybroome.edu

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology: 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; (312) 704-5300; Web: https://www.jrcert.org; Email: mail@jrcert.org

Non-Discrimination Commitment

SUNY Broome Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era in the recruitment or education of students; the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff; or the operation of any of its programs or activities. Where relevant, state and federal laws apply.

The designated coordinator for compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustments Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, is the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer.

The designated coordinator for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is the Director of Student Support Services.

For further information or questions, contact the appropriate office weekdays, during regular College hours.

Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, establishes specific rights for students and/or their parents and prevents the release of certain information without the written consent of the student. Generally, this federal law gives students, former students, and alumni the right to review, in the presence of college personnel, their own personal records maintained by the college, including academic and financial records.  FERPA permits a postsecondary institution to tell parents of students under the age of 21 when the student has violated any law or policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Parents of dependent students, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, may have access to the college records of their dependent sons or daughters without student consent. Parents may have access to their child’s information in the event of a health or safety emergency involving their child, without their child’s consent.

At SUNY Broome Community College, the repository for student records is the Office of the Registrar (SS105).

    1. In keeping with the spirit of Section 438 of the Act, the Registrar has been appointed as Records Access Officer. The following procedures have been developed for the benefit of the student and eligible parent:

      A student in attendance at SUNY Broome Community College shall, upon request, be able to view his/her educational records at the Office of the Registrar within 45 days of the date of said request.

    2. A parent or guardian of a student in attendance at SUNY Broome Community College, who claims a student as a dependent on his/her Federal Income Tax Form shall, upon proper presentation of the dependency condition, be afforded the same rights as set forth in Paragraph 1a. Further, in cases of divorce, the school may give access to either parent (custodial or non-custodial) unless there is a court order, state statute, or other legally binding document prohibiting such.

    3. Authorized state and federal government officials of educational and funding agencies.

    4. Educational research agencies, with the provision that they release only non-personally identifiable data.

    1. Access to personally identifiable information about a student without the consent of the student may be provided by the College to the following individuals or agencies only:

      School officials with a legitimate educational interest. A school official is defined as a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or support staff position (including law enforcement unit and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

    2. School officials of educational institutions to which a student might transfer.

    3. Authorized state and federal government officials of educational and funding agencies.

    4. Educational research agencies, with the provision that they release only non-personally identifiable data.

    5. Accrediting organizations.

    6. The U.S. Department of Defense under the Solomon Amendment.

    1. Disclosure Without Approval of Student or Eligible Parent:

      Upon receipt of a Judicial Subpoena of the records of a student, a reasonable attempt will be made to notify the student or the parent of the existence of the order of the subpoena in advance compliance therewith unless subpoena states otherwise.

    2. In the event of an emergency involving the health or safety of a student or other individuals, the Registrar may disclose information to federal or state officials as well as the parents of an eligible student.

    3. Directory Information - The name of the student, full time or part time status, dates of attendance, SUNY Broome Community College e-mail address, honors, degree earned, date of graduation, photograph, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, will constitute the total amount of information given to any individual making inquiry at SUNY Broome Community College, unless the student or eligible parent refuses to permit the disclosure. The student or eligible parent must notify the Registrar within two weeks of the beginning of semester classes that such personally identifiable information is not to be designated as directory information with respect to that student.

  1. SUNY Broome Community College shall, on request, provide an opportunity for a hearing in order to challenge the content of a student’s education records to insure that information in the education records of the student are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the rights of privacy or other rights of students. The request for a hearing will be directed to the Registrar.