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    Erie Community College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Fall 2017 Catalog

About ECC



College Information

SUNY Erie Community College (ECC), New York State's first multi-campus public community college outside of New York City, provides affordable educational opportunities for its residents in Erie County and also other counties and states as well as foreign countries. Degree and certificate programs, community education, workforce development and other special programs under Pathways to Success [non-credit and tuition-free programs include High School Equivalency (HSE), English as a Second Language (ESL), Pre-Collegiate Studies and RISE (Readying Incoming Students for Excellence)].

Students interested in pursuing degrees in the Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), or the Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) will discover that ECC is responsive to their needs.  The majority of our AA, AS and AAS degrees have established transfer paths with many four-year colleges locally, state-wide and in other states.  Academic and Student Services support are offered as a means to help all students attain their educational and personal goals.

ECC is the local institution of choice. The variety of the curricula available, the reasonable tuition, the quality teaching faculty, the small classes, the availability of tutoring, and the accessibility of three campus locations are the primary reasons that draw thousands of students annually to ECC.

Over one hundred degree and certificate programs plus career-focused credit training programs are offered to students. These programs span numerous areas of study, including Business and Public Service, Engineering Technologies, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Trades and Vocational Careers. Programs are designed to graduate well-prepared, well-rounded students ready to meet the demands of the work world and continuous learning.  Ninety percent of ECC's students start here and go anywhere, whether it is to transfer to a four-year school or to enter the workforce.  ECC offers 14 degrees and certificates through Distance Learning or internet web-based courses. 

ECC has always focused on making education practical and applicable to the lives and jobs of our students. Over 80 percent of ECC courses have an applied learning component. This focus is not in conflict with a love of knowledge and artistry for its own sake, but instead supports it by challenging us to creatively apply what we know to our communities, to our environment, and to our future goals. As such, the focus on applied learning fits equally well into the transfer and the workforce track. Those who seek to continue their education at a four-year institution will need to apply their ECC learning to that future degree, while those who seek to enter the workforce directly will need to understand how their learning applies to their future jobs.

ECC's Reverse Transfer initiative process allows former students with 30 or more ECC credits to transfer courses from other schools back to ECC for credit towards their associate degree graduation. Advisement Options for transfer include over 400 four-year articulation agreements with 19 colleges and universities.  In 2016-2017, ECC worked with 2,763 Advanced Studies students from 41 high schools who earned 8,614 credits.

Over the past year, the state has approved ECC offering certificate programs in Accounting Technician, Food Preparation and Safety, Corrections Officers, Mechatronics, and Quality Assurance Technician.  A new Fine Arts AS degree is also available and the Biotechnological Science AAS degree and certificate programs have evolved from the former Biomanufacturing degree and certificate as did the Computer and Electronics Technician AAS degree from the former Computer Repair Technology degree.

SUNY has created Transfer Paths, of which ECC has 34, that summarize the common lower division requirements shared by all SUNY campuses for similar majors within most disciplines and help students identify core coursework to prepare for multiple SUNY campuses.

ECC takes pride in the diversity of its students.  To claim that there is a typical ECC student is misleading.  Certainly there are profiles that emerge when various statistics are taken into consideration.  The reality is, however, that ECC's student body includes recent high school graduates, senior citizens, athletes, former homemakers, disabled students, business executives, veterans, transfer students, and international students.  Approximately 92 percent of ECC's students reside in Erie County.  

To help students achieve their goals, broad support services are provided.  The English and Math Departments offer tutoring services to aid students in their academic quests; the Student Access Center advocates for and supports disabled students; each campus's Career Resource Center provides career counseling and job placement. 

Pathway to Success offers four distinct college preparatory program pathways leading to college success. All programs are non-credit and tuition-free:  (1) The High School Equivalency Preparatory (HSE) Program (formally known as the GED program) assists eligible individuals in obtaining their New York State HSE diploma and prepare for the national TASC exam.  (2) The Pathways English as a Second Language (ESL) Program helps to prepare incoming English Language Learners (ELL's) for collegiate admission by offering courses to improve their English skills and college readiness. The program will assist both students that possess international high school diplomas and also those seeking their high school equivalency diploma necessary for admission to the college.  (3) The Pre-Collegiate and  (4) R.I.S.E. (Readying Incoming Students for Success) Programs prepare students to successfully complete the ACCUPLACER computer-based placement testing prior to their enrollment in ECC college classes. Both programs are available at the three ECC campuses and are designed to work around busy schedules for development of College Level Skills; including:

  • Pre-Collegiate Mathematics -PCRLT-001:  Mathematics skills;
  • Pre-Collegiate Reading/Writing - PCMTH-002:  Developmental English skills in reading/writing;
  • Pre-Collegiate Intensive English as Second Language (ESL) PCESL003: English vocabulary, grammar, speaking, and listening skills to prepare for college enrollment;
  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation - HSE001:  TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) exam;
  • English as Second Language (ESL) ESL002: Literacy and English Literacy;
  • RISE Math Competency Workshop - Numeric Skills RINUM 001:  Gives overview of arithmetic skills preparing for elementary algebra;
  • RISE Math Competency Workshop - Algebra Skills RIALG 001:  Refreshes arithmetic skills while developing basic algebraic skills in preparing for required mathematics courses;
  • RISE Academic Readiness Institute - Reading Skills Workshop RIRSW 001:  Improve reading, study and critical thinking skills;
  • RISE Academic Readiness Institute - Writing Skills Workshop RIWSW 001:  Improve writing skills;
  • RISE Academic Readiness Institute - ESL Reading and Writing Skills RIESL 001 Workshop:  Improve ESL students' reading and writing skills;

In short, ECC students discover a college responsive to their divergent backgrounds, interests, goals and needs while the community reaps the benefits of an institution preparing tomorrow's workforce--and tomorrow's leaders.

 

Campuses

City Campus

The City Campus moved to its present site in 1982 following the renovation of the Old Post Office and is an architectural landmark in the center of downtown Buffalo. This site of the present City Campus is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places; and in 1964, was named in the Historic American Building Survey as one of the eleven most significant buildings in Buffalo. Bounded by Oak and Ellicott Streets, this urban campus is rich in architectural beauty, boasts an expansive skylight and atrium, high-ceilinged classrooms, and gourmet cooking laboratories. ECC now offers a new certificate program in Food Preparation and Safety at City Campus that also utilizes the ECC Learning Garden at Canalside (near the Campus).

Erie Community College Alumni and Foundation Office

The offices of the Erie Community College Foundation and Alumni Relations are located at City Campus, 121 Ellicott Street, Room 110 in Buffalo, NY. The mission of the Foundation is to grant an opportunity for deserving students in need to pursue their educational dreams and to preserve the college as a leading educational institution. The Alumni Relations office fosters positive relationships with ECC's graduates.

45 Oak Street

ECC's 45 Oak Street is across the street from City Campus with an additional 52,000 square feet of classrooms, academic laboratories, a student support center, and the Workforce Development (WFD) Division of Community Education and Corporate Training offices. The location includes the Radiation Therapy Technology program that now offers students instruction/training in the VERT system which is a virtual environment of a radiotherapy treatment room with captivating 3D views and life size visualizations.  The WFD Community Education program is also housed there and provides non-credit training programs including Professional Development Grant Training in Pharmacy Technician through the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) by providing nationally credentialed Pharmacy Technician Training. This 274-hour training program includes traditional classroom-based training and an 80-hour internship. An experiential learning partnership was established with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy. The final component of this training is taking a national certification Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam (PTCB) to enhance employment opportunities and gainful employment as required by a partnership with the local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Pharmacy Technician Training requirements.  In addition, the WFD Corporate Training Program is located here but offers most of its training at off-site or company locations. Some of the Corporate Training programs are grant funded.

The Burt Flickinger Athletic Center

The Burt Flickinger Athletic Center, located at 21 Oak Street in Buffalo, NY opened as a legacy to the World University Games in June 1994. The facility houses an Olympic size, 50-meter swimming pool with a movable floor, a 25-meter warm-up pool, three regulation basketball courts, a large field house that seats 3,000, a 1/9 mile indoor jogging track, a state-of-the-art Wellness Center, Athletic Department offices and a number of classrooms.

North Campus

The North Campus, located in Williamsville, is the oldest and has the highest enrollment of the three campuses. Spreading over 120 acres, this campus offers its students several buildings for learning; including: Gleasner Hall Administration, Bretschger Hall, Dry Memorial Library, Kittinger Hall, and Spring Student Center.  ECC is continuing to move forward on the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Building at North Campus and anticipates its opening in 2018.

ECC offers the Nanotechnology AAS degree and recently opened a 6,100 square feet annex on Bretschger Building at B100 that houses laboratories and clean room space and includes 36 solar roof panels to provide clean power and employ a state-of-the-art energy recovery system.  Highly specialized equipment will help prepare students for career opportunities in burgeoning fields; such as: electronic and semiconductor fabrication technology, biotechnology and environmental science.  Students from Genesee Community College will take their final semester of capstone courses at ECC. Graduates are part of a highly skilled homegrown workforce capable of filling the large number of nanotechnology-related jobs being created to ensure that there is a trained workforce to take advantage of forthcoming opportunities at the South Buffalo RiverBend campus, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and within the planned WNY Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) in Genesee County with a location in Buffalo.

ECC also offers the Biotechnological Science AAS degree and certificate program. Industry experts suggest a shortage of qualified technicians exists within the regional workforce in Advanced Manufacturing practices in Western New York. To fill this need for trained technicians, Biotechnological Science's AAS curriculum has been carefully developed through a combined effort of local industry professionals and academicians. The structure of the core curriculum offers training in the basic principles of Advanced Manufacturing; but most importantly, it offers multiple hands-on laboratory experiences enabling the student to apply the theory to the process.

The Brewing Science and Service certificate program, established in 2015, provides graduates with necessary educational coursework and skills to enter into varied employment opportunities in its industry; preparing graduates for employment in the expanding brewing, microbrewing, and brewpub industries. Hands-on training along with theoretical courses enhance student knowledge in this specialized field: brewing technology, operations, sales and management, and advanced beer-related or brewery-related business sectors.

ECC's Industrial Technology degree and CNC Machining Precision certificate programs continue to lead the way in Western New York advanced manufacturing by providing trained graduates to answer the region's dire need for skilled laborers, manufacturers and technicians. With its surging enrollment over the past years along with the addition of state-of-the-art training labs and advanced equipment, ECC is ready to train students eager to enter the area's expanding industry.  Recently added equipment includes simulators purchased from FANUC America Corporation.

South Campus

The self-contained design of the South Campus offers buildings connected by enclosed bridges surrounding a central courtyard and is located on Southwestern Boulevard in the towns of Orchard Park and Hamburg.  This campus has buildings designated for Business Administration, Humanities, Math, Science, Technologies, and Recreation, as well as a two-story Library Resource Center and the Student Access Center for disabled students. The offices of the Driving Programs offered through the Workforce Development Division are at South Campus.

Vehicle Technology Training Center

The Automotive Technology program is provided at the off-campus location Vehicle Technical Training Center on Big Tree Road near South Campus. There are three types of instruction available under Automotive Technology: In Automotive Technology - students learn to work on all vehicles; in Automotive Technology - Mopar CAP - students learn exclusively to work on Chrysler Corporation vehicles and have internships sponsored by Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep dealers; and in Automotive Technology Ford ASSET - students learn exclusively to work on Ford vehicles and have internships sponsored by Ford and Lincoln dealers. The program anticipates that all of its lecture courses will be available online within the next year.

Green Building Technology Center

The Green Building Technology Center (GBTC) is located on Abbott Road next to South Campus. This 1,650-square-foot training center is utilized for ECC academic program-related training in the Building Management and Maintenance AOS degree program with its related certificate programs of Building Trades/Residential Light Commercial; Green Building Technology; Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration in renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Enhanced, non-credit Workforce Development courses are taught pertaining to Western New York's emerging green building technology field and as a showcase for local kindergarten through grade 12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students. The facility is complete with multi-floor training rooms, an IT smart station, and pole-mounted solar panels. ECC's Green Energy training courses, which include both classroom sessions and field experience, prepare individuals for the Building Performance Institute's (BPI) written and field exams. The equipment trains classes in solar photovoltaic, geothermal, and energy efficiency. Many of the solar photovoltaic classes are short-term customized professional development instruction for firefighters; building and code officials; architects for Continuing Education Units; professional licensed engineers; NYS Fire Prevention and Building Code Council major update to the NYS Uniform Electrical Code through a supplemental extension to the Photovoltaic Training Network (PVTN) grant in the areas of areas of building and permitting; photovoltaic architects, evaluation and design; safety and fire; and solar photovoltaic for engineers.

ECC One-Stop Center

The Erie Community College One-Stop Center is located at the North Campus, across from Youngs Road in Williamsville. This One-Stop provides cost-free employment resources to ECC graduates and jobseekers in Erie County. Services provided by the center include career assessments, education and training opportunities, job readiness workshops, networking groups, résumé assistance, and referrals within a network of federal, state and local agencies.

History
 

In April 2011, Erie Community College celebrated its 65th anniversary. In the past six decades, the college has grown from a small two-year technical institute to a three campus college serving almost 21,000 students. Today, ECC is the second largest college in Western New York.

On April 4, 1946, the Legislature of the State of New York, recognizing the need for technical vocational education at the junior college level, established the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences at Buffalo as one of the five, tuition-free, two-year technical institutes for high school graduates.

Two years later, in 1948, when the New York State Legislature founded the State University of New York, the Institute at Buffalo became one of the units of the University. On September 1, 1953, while maintaining ties with the State University of New York, Erie County assumed sponsorship of the college, changing its name to the Erie County Technical Institute.

Subsequently, in 1960, the Erie County Technical Institute moved to the present site of the North Campus at 6205 Main Street in Williamsville, NY. In 1969, the name of the college was once again changed, this time to its present designation, Erie Community College.

In 1971, the City Campus, housed in the former Bishop O'Hare High School in downtown Buffalo, opened, making ECC the first multi-campus college in New York State outside of New York City.

The South Campus opened in the fall of 1974, providing accessibility for those in the southern parts of the county. In January of 1982, the City Campus moved into its refurbished quarters in the heart of Buffalo.

Through the years, ECC has undergone significant changes as it has moved to serve its constituents with state-of-the-art facilities, professionally accredited programs and an outstanding teaching faculty.

Accreditation and Affiliation
 

SUNY Erie Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, www.msche.org.  The college's curricula are registered with the New York State Education Department and have all been approved through the State University of New York (SUNY). 

Many of the professional curricula are accredited by specialized agencies. Such accreditations are noted in the program descriptions in this catalog. The college is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Professional Accreditation
 

  • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC)

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) (or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

  • American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF)

  • Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM)

  • Commission on Dental Accreditation of American Dental Association (CODA)

  • Commission of Opticianry Accreditation (COA)

  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

  • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

  • Joint Review Committee on Education on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

  • Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

  • National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)

  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (ASE NATEF)

  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)

  • New York State Education Department Board of Regents

  • New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
 

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, established in 1919 is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership organization dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation through peer evaluation. It is one of the commissions of the Middles States Association of Colleges and Schools, which work with institutions at different levels for educational improvement through evaluation and accreditation. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the only unit which makes accreditation decisions and policies relating to higher education institutions. The Commission defines, maintains and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. MSCHE accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several international locations. In so doing, Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources.

The State University of New York (SUNY)
 

The State University of New York's 64 campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New Yorkers and comprise the nation's largest comprehensive system of public higher education.

When founded in 1948, the University consolidated 29 state operated but unaffiliated institutions whose varied histories of service dated as far back as 1816.

Today, more than 467,000 students are pursuing traditional study in classrooms and laboratories or are working at home, at their own pace, through such innovative institutions as the SUNY Learning Network and Empire State College. The State University enrolls 40 percent of all New York State high school graduates.

The distinguished faculty is recruited from the finest graduate schools and universities throughout the United States and many countries around the world. Their efforts are regularly recognized in numerous prestigious awards and honors, including the Nobel Prize.

The State University of New York's research contributions are helping to solve some of today's most urgent problems. State University researchers pioneered nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and the supermarket bar code scanner, introduced time-lapse photography of forestry subjects and isolated the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.

The University's program for the educationally and economically disadvantaged, consisting of Educational Opportunity Programs and Educational Opportunity Centers, has become a model for delivering better learning opportunities to young people and adults traditionally bypassed by higher education.

The 30 locally sponsored two-year community colleges offer programs that are directly and immediately job related as well as degree programs that serve as educational experience or a transfer opportunity to a baccalaureate degree at a four-year campus.

In 2010, SUNY launched its new strategic plan-The Power of SUNY-which will pull all 64 campuses together in a way we've never seen before and drive the revitalization of New York's economy while enhancing the quality of life of its citizenry.

The State University system's involvement in the health science education is extensive. Hundreds of thousands of New York's citizens are served each year by faculty and students in University hospitals, clinics or affiliated hospitals. The University's economic development services programs provide research, training and technical assistance to the state's business and industrial community. State University libraries, which support teaching and research activities, are an important community resource.

The Board of Trustees is SUNY's governing body, comprised of 17 members, 15 of whom are appointed by the governor, by and with consent of the NYS Senate. In addition, the president of the Student Assembly serves as a voting member and the president of the University Faculty Senate serves on the Board as a non-voting member.

SUNY's motto is: "To Learn. To Search. To Serve."

State University of New York Board of Trustees
 

Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor: Elizabeth L. Bringsjord
Chairman: H.Carl McCall

Joseph Belluck, New York NY
Eric Corngold,  New York, NY
Henrik Dullea, Ithaca, NY
Ronald Ehrehberg, Ithaca, NY
Angelo Fatta, Lakeview, NY
Stephen J. Hunt , Katonah, NY
Eunice A. Lewin, Buffalo, NY
Marshall Lichtman, Pittsford, NY
John Murad, Utica,NY
Linda Sanford, Chappaqua, NY
Richard Socarides, New York, NY
Carl Spielvogel, New York, NY
Cary Staller, Old Field, NY
Gerri Warren-Merrick, New York, NY
Tina Good, President, University Faculty Senate 
Peter Knuepher, President University Faculty Senate
Tremayne Price, President Student Assembly

ECC Board of Trustees

 

The 10-member Board of Trustees of Erie Community College is comprised of four members appointed by the Governor, five members appointed by the Erie County Executive and approved by the Erie County Legislature and a voting student trustee elected by the student body of the three campuses. The Board responsibilities include approving the annual budget, setting policies and requirements, responding to community needs, approving personnel appointments and guiding the college in setting and achieving its Mission and goals.

Board of Trustees
Term Expiration



 

Dennis P. Murphy
Dennis P. Murphy, Chairman

2017

 
Susan M. Swarts

Susan M. Swarts, Vice Chairman

2018

 

Kate Masiello
Kate Masiello, Secretary

2020

 
Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd

 

2020
 Timothy Callan
Timothy C. Callan
2022

John V. Elmore
John V. Elmore

 

2018

Todd P. Hobler 
Todd P. Hobler

2019

 

 
Len Lenihan
Len Lenihan

2024

Danise Wilson
Danise C. Wilson

 2022
Rebecca Krakowiak, Student Trustee/SGA President  

 

 

ECC's Belief System
 

The following statements provide the road map and guidebook the organization uses to develop its strategic thinking. These statements indicate where the college is going and helps to prioritize ECC's strategy options. They also tell college officials what to bring along on the journey and provide benchmarks for determining progress.

Mission
 

Erie Community College meets the needs of a diverse student body and contributes to regional economic vitality by providing high-quality, flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs committed to student success.

Vision
 

Erie Community College will serve as an innovative learning resource by striving for universal access to lifelong learning, catalyzing economic and cultural development, and supporting a diverse and mobile student body.

Strategic Intent
 

SUNY ECC will become a national and regional model for the community college of the 21st century. We want to be known as the most student-friendly and accessible college where success begins. SUNY ECC will be an aspirational choice where students of all levels of ability attend because it is the best match to their lifestyle wants and a respected institution among employers, within higher education and throughout the region.

Value Proposition

SUNY ECC offers the most cost-effective and quality access to achievement of a degree, academic credits or acquisition of skills/certification that will propel the learner to his or her desired goal at any point in life.

Core Values
 

Student-Focused:  Service to students is the primary reason for our existence. The student is at the center of all SUNY ECC programs and services.

Accessibility:  SUNY ECC serves the needs and wants of all students, including those not having educational opportunity elsewhere. Access means inclusion by overcoming financial, location, physical, language or other impediments.

Academic Excellence:  We expect academic rigor in all curricula and from all students. We believe that quality teaching with comprehensive support results in positive learning outcomes and student achievement.

Openness and Respect:  A broad range of cultures, attitudes and viewpoints creates an environment of respect, caring and trust. Everyone, no matter their limitations, should be recognized for their intrinsic dignity and unique capabilities.

Principles
 

Academic Freedom:  SUNY ECC values the free exchange of ideas, and encourages diverse points of view and the rigorous examination of assumptions.

Collaboration:  Collaboration is beneficial within the context of our mission and is fundamental to achieving our goals.

Commitment:  All those associated with the college have a commitment to the well being of SUNY ECC and the community it serves. We believe that a strong community is important to a strong SUNY ECC, and a strong SUNY ECC is important to a strong community.

Equity and Diversity:  In its many forms and as enhanced through multiculturalism, diversity is a positive force that provides an environment in which people from all groups feel welcomed, respected and valued as full members of our campus community.

Excellence:  There is an expectation of a high level of competence in all areas.  We provide each individual with the opportunity and support to reach his or her highest potential.

Integrity and Accountability:  The College leadership, faculty, staff, and students are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical manner, and be responsible for their actions and accountable for outcomes.

Learning Experience:  Students have the ability and opportunity to examine their world and voice a position and their personal beliefs.  Critical thinking is an integral part of the learning process.

Lifelong Learning:  Learning is a lifelong process.  SUNY ECC students learn how to learn, and learn to love learning for personal growth and achievement in life.

Student Success:  The two-year associate's degree is not the only test of success for SUNY ECC.  Students achieving their goals--pertaining to training, skills, transfer credits, knowledge--is the challenge that we accept. 

Goals
 

Students attaining goals:  All students attending ECC academic, job training, or lifelong learning programs will achieve their self-defined goals.

Resources in place:  Sufficient capital investment support to accomplish the college master facilities plan and maintain continuing investment in buildings and equipment will be available.

Perception of quality:  There will be broad awareness of the quality of instruction and value of the education offered at ECC. Build pride internally and community-wide for ECC.

Flexibility around student wants:  ECC will have an any time-any place learning environment, supported by services, using a variety of modalities.

Educational experience:  The educational experience for all ECC students will be challenging and expansive, with students demonstrating successful learning outcomes and great satisfaction with their ECC experience.

Diversity:  The college will have an inclusive environment that attracts and retains faculty, staff, and students who embrace diversity. Every aspect of the college, including student life, teaching, training, hiring and community involvement will encompass diversity.

Safety and Security:  All students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be safe to pursue their academic and co-curricular activities and achieve goals.

Campus Development:  The campus/academic configuration will be developed to serve the needs of our current and potential students, taking advantage of opportunities and advancing the development of a one-college concept.

A Valued Resource:  ECC will be the partner with whom everyone wants to work. Business, government and other organizations will trust ECC to deliver for them.