Oct 14, 2019  
Baltimore City Community College’s 2019-2020 Catalog 
  
Baltimore City Community College’s 2019-2020 Catalog

BCCC at a Glance



Introduction

Serving primarily the residents and the business community of Baltimore, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a State-sponsored, urban, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with one main campus and satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities at all levels to the citizens of Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and other countries. By attending BCCC, students receive the quality education and training necessary to obtain good jobs, transfer to four-year institutions, upgrade skills, or, acquire new ones to be competitive in the global marketplace. BCCC also offers continuing education programs such as General Educational Development GED ® to students seeking a High School Diploma. In addition, the College offers English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to students wanting to strengthen their language skills and Adult Basic Education (ABE) to those students wanting to gain literacy skills. The College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division (WDCE) partners with local business and industry to offer cost effective, state-of-the-art contract and customized training, other workforce development training, industry certifications, lifelong learning opportunities, and refugee assistance services. These programs contribute significantly to Baltimore’s economic and workforce development initiatives.

BCCC is both an old and a young institution. The College was founded in 1947, as Baltimore Junior College, a part of the Baltimore City Public Schools. Its mission was to provide post high school education for returning World War II veterans. In 1967, the College was renamed Community College of Baltimore and restructured as a department of the City of Baltimore. In the 1980’s, shrinking resources made it difficult for the City to continue operating a quality institution of higher education. As a result, on July 1, 1990, the Maryland General Assembly created a new institution, New Community College of Baltimore, funded by the State of Maryland. The College was granted permanent state status in 1992 and renamed Baltimore City Community College.

Core Values

These core values represent the most important underlying principles and beliefs that are the basis for the vision, strategies, plans, policies, and actions of Baltimore City Community College.

Integrity - unwavering adherence to a strict moral and ethical standard
Respect - showing genuine concern and regard for the dignity of others while practicing civility, accepting, appreciating, and supporting individual differences
Diversity - recognizing, accepting, appreciating, and supporting individual differences and lifestyles
Teaching - impacting knowledge skills and values that are essential to the success of the individual and growth of the community
Learning - gaining knowledge, skills and understanding that are useful to the individual and college community by promoting intellectual curiosity
Excellence - providing excellent teaching, student services, customer services and community engagement
Leadership - empowering, nurturing, and inspiring individuals to be leaders in their own sphere Professionalism - adhering to the highest standard of customer service

College Vision

Baltimore City Community College is an innovator in providing quality career pathways and educational opportunities for a diverse population of learners to exceed the challenges of an ever-changing competitive workforce and environment.

College Mission

Baltimore City Community College provides quality, affordable, and accessible education meeting the professional and personal goals of a diverse population, changing lives, and building communities.

Accreditations and Memberships

Baltimore City Community College is regionally 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.

BCCC is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the offering of the following degree programs: Accounting, Business Administration Transfer, Business Management, Business Marketing, and Computer Information Systems.

The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission.

The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

The Nursing Programs are on the list of approved schools of nursing published by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Full accreditation of the Associate Degree in Nursing is from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The Paramedicine Program is an EMS Education Program approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems as required by the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Also, the Baltimore City Community College has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examinations. However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education/American Physical Therapy Association (CAPTE/APTA).

The Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Committee of Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Alumni Relations

Liberty Campus
West Pavilion, Room 304

410-209-6056

The College’s Alumni Relations Office was established in Spring 1998 by action of the Board of Trustees with the primary goal of creating, preserving, and strengthening relationships between the College and its alumni through volunteer involvement, communication services, and events.

The Alumni Relations Office is responsible for the establishment and on-going support of the Alumni Association of Baltimore City Community College. The Office ensures continued communication and programming to enhance loyalty and commitment to BCCC among alumni and friends of the College.

Career Development and Employment Services

Liberty Campus
Main Building, Room 110
410-462-8503

Harbor Campus
Workforce Development & Continuing Education
410-986-5466

The mission of BCCC’s Career Development and Employment Services is to provide quality integrated, seamless, accessible and professional employment and training services for students and alumni. We strive to become a one stop resource center that supports our employer, partners and job seekers.We also provide students with internships and job opportunities.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Baltimore City Community College is committed to a policy of eliminating unlawful discrimination on grounds of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ancestry or national origin, or disability in the administration of any of its educational programs, services or activities, or with respect to employment. BCCC seeks to foster positive human relations among all groups within its community, to develop positive and creative human relations programs and educational activities, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination.

Inclement Weather Policy

Closing and delay information will be made available to the media no later than 5:00 a.m. (EST) for weather events affecting day operations and as soon as possible for weather events that arise during the course of daily operations. The following media will be notified:

WMAR TV 2 WBFF TV 45 WBJC 91.5 FM
WBAL TV 11 WJLA TV 7 WBAL 1090 AM
WJZ TV 13 WSMJ 104.3 FM WTOP 1500 AM
WGMS 103.5 FM WTOP 107.7  
www.baltimoresun.com   www.wbal.com
www.wtopnews.com    

Messages will also be posted on the College’s website at www.bccc.edu; on the information line at 410-462- 8300; and delivered by e2Campus for registered users. Announcements for evening classes will start as soon as possible or by 3 p.m.

Emergency Text Messaging Service

Baltimore City Community College announces e2Campus. BCCC has an emergency text messaging service and it’s free to register! Get added security and notification by registering through: www.bccc.edu or https://www.bccc.edu/Page/2501.

Campus Facilities

Baltimore City Community College has a main campus in Northwest Baltimore with additional locations throughout the City. The College’s Liberty Main Campus, located at 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, is situated on 19 acres. Buildings on the Liberty Campus include the Main Building, Nursing Building, Life Sciences Building, Physical Education Center, Bard Library and Harper Hall. The Main Building, the oldest and largest facility, is undergoing a three-phase renovation-much of which is complete and already open-that will make it a state-of- the-art instructional, administrative office, and student service complex. The building houses: Student Affairs- Recruitment, Admissions and Registration, Registrar, Veterans Affairs, Student Activities, the Student Success Center; Financial Aid, Student Accounting, General Accounting, and Cashier; Public Safety; and Academic Affairs. The Main Building also has classrooms, instructional labs, an open computer lab, faculty offices, a fine arts gallery, the Fine Arts Theater, cafeteria, student activities areas, bookstore, health center, game room, ATM, vending area, and telephones.

Harper Hall- home to Student Support and Wellness Services, e-Learning, and the Clarence W. Blount Child Development Center will temporarily house various offices, classrooms, and student service facilities as they are renovated. Each construction phase is expected to take approximately one and one half years to complete.

The newest Liberty Campus permanent structure is the Life Sciences Building, completed and dedicated at the College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in 1997. It houses state-of-the-art mathematics, science, and allied health and life sciences labs, classrooms, and faculty offices, as well as the offices of the William Donald Schaefer Life Sciences Institute.

The Nursing Building includes classrooms, labs, offices, and the Gaare Auditorium. The campus also includes the Bard Library and the Physical Education Center (PEC). When not scheduled for regular classes, PEC facilities, such as the weight room for fitness and exercise, and the basketball court open gym, are available to all students and staff. The Liberty Campus has parking lots for students and staff surrounding the buildings.

The Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division is located in Baltimore’s downtown Inner Harbor at 710 E. Lombard Street, houses the College’s Business Training Center, Adult and Continuing Education Program offices, and English Language Services.

The Reisterstown Plaza Center (RPC), in northwest Baltimore, contains specialized multimedia classrooms, two computer labs, a conference room, and a comfortable student lounge. Non-credit ABE, ESL, Citizenship, and Workforce courses are offered morning, noon and night, six days a week, to meet education and training needs at all levels. Plenty of free parking is available with easy access to the Baltimore Beltway. RPC is easily reached by Metro and MTA.

BCCC is committed to providing accessibility to the physically challenged at all college facilities. Each new project or renovation is designed to comply with applicable Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and life safety standards. Wherever barriers are encountered, BCCC takes appropriate action to implement barrier free access, ensuring all persons are accommodated equally.

BCCC is easily accessible by both public transportation and a free shuttle (for BCCC students, faculty and staff) between its three main sites, the Liberty Campus in West Baltimore, and the Business and Continuing Education Division located in downtown’s Inner Harbor and the Life Science Institute at UMB BioPark on West Baltimore Street. Use of BCCC’s facilities is open to community groups. Call 410-462-8393 for more information.

BCCC has designated smoking areas and is a drug-free campus. See General Policies , for full policies.

Disclaimer
While this catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time, Baltimore City Community College reserves the right to change any information, including statement of fees, course offerings and admission and graduation requirements, without notice or obligation, in keeping with the policies of the Board ofTrustees and in conformance with the laws of the state of Maryland. This catalog is not a legal document and does not constitute a contract between Baltimore City Community College and the user.

Off-Campus Sites

The Life Sciences Institute at UMB Biopark

801 West Baltimore Street • Baltimore, MD 21201

BCCC Workforce Development Center

1819 East Preston Street • Baltimore, MD 21213

Reisterstown Plaza Center (RPC)

6764A Reisterstown Road • Baltimore, MD 21215

By MTA: Metro to Reisterstown Plaza, Buses 53, 58, 59, and 60

From I-83: Take Northern Parkway west about 3 miles. Turn right onto Reisterstown Road and travel approximately 1.5 miles to Reisterstown Plaza. Turn left at Patterson Avenue. Turn right at the third entrance to Reisterstown Plaza and follow the road behind the buildings until you come to BCCC at 6764 A.

From I-695: Take Reisterstown Road (exit 20) south. Go 2 miles to Reisterstown Plaza and turn right at Patterson Avenue. Turn right at the third entrance to Reisterstown Plaza and follow the road behind the buildings until you come to BCCC at 6764 A.

Parking: There is ample free parking in the Plaza parking lot.
For more information, call BCCC at 410-462-8300.
For additional MTA information, call 410-539-5000.