Consumer Information

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC). Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained or is hyperlinked.

College Navigator

Click here to access the College Navigator for San Bernardino Valley College. The website includes important data and information for San Bernardino Valley College in the following areas:

  • General Information
  • Tuition, Fees and Estimated Student Expenses
  • Accreditation
  • Enrollment
  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Retention and Graduation Rates
  • Programs/Majors
  • Varsity Athletic Teams
  • Campus Security
  • Cohort Default Rates

General Information

Academic Programs

San Bernardino Valley College offers a wide variety of degree, certificate and transfer programs. Click here to access the current catalog and see pages 37-45 for a full list of academic program offerings.

Gainful Employment Programs

Gainful employment programs include all programs at public and not-for-profit institutions that do not lead to a degree, that are not fully transferable to a bachelor’s degree program or that are not considered to be basic skills or preparatory course work for enrollment in an eligible program. You can click here for a list of Gainful Employment Programs and data available at San Bernardino Valley College.

Accrediting Agency Information

San Bernardino Valley College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). ACCJC is one of six regional institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, the college is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) and is recognized by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. You can click here for additional information on the college’s accreditation.

College Calendar

College Catalogs

Please click here to access the current and prior San Bernardino Valley College Catalogs, which contain important information on applying to the college, registering for classes, academic policies, degree and certificate programs, graduation requirements and general information and data about the college.

Constitution Day

In order to comply with the federal regulation requiring the development of educational programming to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, San Bernardino Valley College’s Financial Aid Office provides faculty, students and staff with access to U.S. Constitution Day educational resources.

Copyright Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) (pub. L. 110-315) added provisions to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA) requiring institutions to take steps to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials through illegal downloading or peer-to-peer distribution of intellectual property.

The links below provide important information from San Bernardino Valley College regarding appropriate use of copyrighted materials, intellectual property and computer and network use.

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.

Information Security

San Bernardino Community College District has several distinct departments that offer technology services to the district. Administrative Applications (AA), Distance Education (DE), District Print Services (DPS), District Technical Services (DTS), and Campus Technology Services (CTS).

A combination of these distinct departments offer information security to the District and their respective campus. These organizations ensure the District safeguards customer information using a variety of means including data encryption, vulnerability assessments, antivirus, intrusion prevention, spyware protections and spam prevention.

The District ensures user account passwords are secured at the designated security levels, SSL encryption for transmitting confidential information and VLANs to counter network-based threats. Risk assessments are conducted periodically to ensure security of customer information.   

Disabled Student Services

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

Each year, San Bernardino Valley College submits a federally mandated Equity in Athletic Report (EAR), which includes demographic, expense and revenue information on its intercollegiate athletic program. Copies of this report are available in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services, here, or by accessing San Bernardino Valley College's information on the Department of Education's Equity in Athletics website.

GED Test Center

The San Bernardino Adult School, is the closest official GED Test Center for students who do not have a high school diploma. Please click here to access their website.

Misrepresentation

To ensure that the nature of educational programs is not misrepresented, the information delineated in this section is clearly outlined in our college catalog, policies and procedures, various campus departments and the college website. Click here for more information.

Student Body Diversity

San Bernardino Valley College provides a variety of data on our college. Student profile data is available here.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Text Book Information

The San Bernardino Valley College Bookstore provides textbook information (including ISBN and retail price, when available) for courses listed in the course schedule each semester. This information can be accessed through WebAdvisor or at the Bookstore’s website.

Transfer of Credit Policy

Click here for San Bernardino Valley College’s policy on the transfer of academic credit. Click here for San Bernardino Valley College’s articulation agreements with the California State University System, the University of California system and other Independent/Private Universities.

Retention Rates

You can click here to view retention rates per department. These rates do not represent the success rates of the entire student population at San Bernardino Valley College.

Voter Registration Information

San Bernardino Valley College encourages eligible students to register to vote. Student may access the California Voter Registration website by logging onto WebAdvisor and selecting “Voter Registration” on the “Other Services” tab and by clicking on “Register to Vote”. Students wishing to register via voter registration card may visit registertovote.ca.gov for more information. The Associated Student Government (ASG) also organizes voter registration events periodically throughout the school year.

Privacy of Student Records: Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

San Bernardino Valley College is committed to the protection and confidentiality of student educational records by adhering to the guidelines established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – a federal legislation established to regulate access and maintenance of student educational records.

FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records, including the right to inspect their education records, request an amendment of the records that the student believes are inaccurate, and the right to control disclosures of their records except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Educational records for the most part include, with certain exceptions, all records maintained in any medium, which can identify the student. Click here for San Bernardino Valley College’s FERPA information.

For further information on FERPA please use the link below:

U.S. Department of Education FERPA Guidelines

Health & Safety

Campus Safety Reports and Statistics

In 1990, the U.S. Congress enacted the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990," which requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. This law was renamed in 1992 to the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act". Recent revisions to the Higher Education Opportunity Act and California Education Code, section 67380, now mandate we inform members of the college community about institutional policies concerning campus security (Including: Community College District Police’s law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, sexual assault and other matters of related importance).

The San Bernardino Community college District Police Department prepares, maintains and publishes the following safety information regarding the Annual Security Report, Crime Statistics, timely warning and emergency notification, daily crime logs and Emergency response evacuation can be found at http://sbccd.org/asr.  To obtain a hard copy of the Annual Security Report at various locations on campus or if you have questions or concerns related to the information contained in this report you can contact San Bernardino Community College District Police Department at (909) 384-4491.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

San Bernardino Valley College is committed to maintain a drug-free workplace for staff, faculty and students. Board Policy 3550 states the unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the District. Any student or employee who violates this policy will be submit to disciplinary action, (consistent with local, state, or federal law), which may include referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion or dismissal. More information is available here.

Vaccination Policy

Students enrolled in programs other than nursing or allied health are not required to provide proof of vaccination or immunization. Program specific immunization up-dates are provided at program orientation sessions open to interested students every semester. These requirements are established by clinical practice sites and are frequently up-dated and changed.

Student Financial Assistance Information

Student Financial Aid Handbook

The Student Financial Aid Handbook provides students and prospective students important information about applying for and receiving financial aid. Information in this guide includes:

  • Types of financial aid assistance available to students
  • Student eligibility requirements and applying for Financial Aid
  • Requirements for verification 
  • Withdrawal from courses and Return to Title IV
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Disbursement Schedule
  • Cost of Attendance and Financial Need
  • Other resources and programs available to students
  • Financial Aid Fraud

Cost of Attendance

Net Price Calculator

Student Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities

Financial Aid Board Policy 5130

Financial Aid Administrative Policy 5130