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.
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
- General Information
- Tuition, Fees and Estimated Student Expenses
- Financial Aid
- Net Price Calculator
- Retention and Graduation Rates
- Varsity Athletic Teams
- Campus Security
- Cohort Default Rates
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Student Financial Assistance Information
The Student Financial Aid Handbook provides students and prospective students important
information about applying for and receiving financial aid. Information in this guide
- 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