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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

2012-2013 Official General Catalog

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

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

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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.

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

The Civil and Mechanical 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 Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: 312-440-4653.

The Nursing Curriculum is accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: 404-975-5000.

The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st floor, Chicago, IL 60611-5800. Phone: 312-233-1100.  Website:

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone: 312-704-5300. Website:

The Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Phone 727-210-2350, on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Phone: 703-706-3245. Email:; website:

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.

Non-Discrimination Commitment

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 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 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 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, BCC 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 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. 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.