Consumer & Legal Information

At SUNY Erie, we want you to make an informed choice about attending our college.

On this page, you will find information on topics like student financial assistance, immunization policies, and job placement, among others.

 

SUNY Erie’s Commitment to Privacy

At SUNY Erie, we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with SUNY Erie. We recognize that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit ecc.edu. You can travel through most of ecc.edu without giving us any information about yourself. At times, we do need information to provide services that you request, and this commitment of privacy explains our online information practices.

SUNY Erie does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail, completing a web form, or completing the online application. This policy is consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, the Freedom Information Law, Personal Privacy Protection Law and General Data Protection Regulation.

SUNY Erie Privacy Policy

SUNY GDPR Privacy Notice

SUNY is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy rights of persons in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), comprised of the European Union and the countries of Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein, pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). The SUNY GDPR privacy notice outlines how SUNY collects, processes, discloses and uses information that you share with SUNY through our websites, other electronic systems, paper forms, and otherwise.

Admissions

The State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits the SUNY Erie admission applications from inquiring about an applicant’s prior criminal history. 

After acceptance, the College shall inquire if the student has previously been convicted of a felony if such individual seeks campus housing or participation in clinical or field experiences, internships or study abroad programs. The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law.

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the dean's office of their intended academic program.

Academic Program Licensure Disclosure Statements

 
SUNY Erie Community College Clinical Laboratory Technician curriculum and its program of study meets the educational requirements set by the Board of Regents in New York State to award an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in Clinical Laboratory Technology. We are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (NAACLS), and our graduates are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) board of Licensure exam (BOC) needed for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technician in New York State. In addition, the core credentials are recognized by 11 states and Puerto Rico for licensure. Although the states do not have licensure for Clinical Laboratory Technicians, they recognize the national credentials needed for employment in that state. The State’s Clinical Laboratory license requirement can be found on the ASCP website.

SUNY Erie Community College Dental Hygiene curriculum and its program of study meets the educational requirements by the Board of Regents in New York State to award an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in Dental Hygiene.  Graduates are eligible to take the exams for Dental Hygiene licensure in New York. Other states may have different educational requirements for program completion and licensure requirements. SUNY Erie Dental Hygiene has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements for Dental Hygiene licensure in states other than in New York. If seeking licensure in a state other than New York, please review the requirements of that State’s Dental Board. To search a particular State’s Dental Board, visit the ADA website.


While most states set no minimum qualifications for dental lab technicians, some states require technicians to be certified by the National Board for Licensure in Dental Laboratory Technology. A conviction for the illegal practice of dentistry will prevent a person from becoming certified.


Graduates meet the requirements for National Registry and New York State Department of Health EMT Licensure Exams.  Other states may have different educational requirements for program completion and Licensure requirements. SUNY Erie EMT Program has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements for EMT Licensure in states other than in New York. If seeking Licensure in a state other than New York, please review the requirement of that State’s EMT Licensure. To search a particular State’s EMT Licensure, visit the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians website.


SUNY Erie Community College Paramedic curriculum and its program of study meets the educational requirements by the Board of Regents in New York State to award an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in paramedicine.  Graduates meet the requirements for National Registry and New York State Department of Health Paramedic Licensure Exams.  Other states may have different educational requirements for program completion and Licensure requirements. SUNY Erie Paramedic Program has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements for paramedic Licensure in states other than in New York. If seeking Licensure in a state other than New York, please review the requirement of that State’s Paramedic Licensure. To search a particular State’s Paramedic Licensure, visit the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians website.


SUNY Erie Community College Health Information Technology meets the educational requirements by the Board of Regents in New York State to award an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in Health Information Technology.  Graduates are eligible to sit for the national Licensure examination (RHIT) through the American Health Information Management Association.


The SUNY Erie Community College Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and its curricula and program of study meets current CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines, MAERB Core Curriculum competency requirements and has been approved by the State University of New York (SUNY) and New York State Education Department (NYSED) to ward an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in Medical Assisting.

Graduates of the SUNY Erie Medical Assisting program are eligible to sit for the national Certified Medical Assistant examination sponsored by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Upon passing the Licensure examination, students will hold the CMA (AAMA) credential. Although Scope of Practice laws vary from state to state, the CMA (AAMA) credential has reciprocity in all fifty (50) states.


SUNY Erie Community College Nursing’s curriculum and its program of study meets the educational requirements by the Board of Regents in New York State to award an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in nursing.  Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for Registered Nurse licensure in New York. Other states may have different educational requirements for program completion and licensure requirements. SUNY Erie Nursing has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional nursing licensure in states other than in New York. If seeking licensure in a state other than New York, please review the requirement of that State’s Board of Nursing. To search a particular State’s Board of Nursing, visit the NCSBN website.


New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals.  For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State.  SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public.  Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, the following disclosure statement will help you check to see what that state requires.

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, SUNY ERIE Community College OTA Program provides the following disclosure statement related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification:

  • SUNY Erie’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is an ACOTE accredited occupational therapy assistant educational program. The Program also meets the educational requirements by the Board of Regents in New York State to award an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in occupational therapy assistant.
  • ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs satisfy the states' educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Students graduating from an ACOTE® accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the ACOTE website.

SUNY Erie Community College Radiation Therapy Technology curriculum and its program of study meets the educational requirements by the Board of Regents in New York State to award an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in Radiation Therapy Technology.  Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credentialing exam for Licensure as a Registered therapist and apply for Radiation Therapy licensure in New York. Other states may have different educational requirements for program completion and licensure requirements. SUNY Erie Radiation Therapy Program has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in states other than in New York. If seeking licensure in a state other than New York, please review the requirement of that American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. To search a particular State’s licensure information, visit the ASRT website.


SUNY Erie Community College Respiratory Care curriculum and its program of study meets the educational requirements set by the Board of Regents in New York State to award an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in Respiratory Care. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), and our graduates are eligible to take national credentialing exams needed for licensure as a Respiratory Therapist or Respiratory Therapy technician in New York State. In addition, the core credentials that we are eligible for are recognized by 49 states and the District of Columbia for licensure. The state of Alaska currently does not have licensure for Respiratory therapy but recognizes the national credentials needed for employment in that state.  To search a State’s Respiratory Therapy license requirement, visit the AARC website.


SUNY Erie Community College Vision Care Technology and its program of study meets the educational requirements by the Board of Regents in New York State to award an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a major in Ophthalmic Dispensing and Contact lens Fitting. Graduates are eligible to take the NYS Ophthalmic Dispensing and Contact Lens Licensing Exams. Other states may have different educational requirements for program completion and licensure requirements. SUNY Erie Vision Care Technology has made no determination of whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional optical licensure in states other than in New York. If seeking licensure in a state other than New York, please review the requirement of that State’s Board of Opticianry. To search a particular State’s Opticianry Licensing Board, visit the ABO-NCLE website.


General Institutional Information

Articulation Agreements with Other Institutions  
Career and Job Placement Services
Code of Conduct
Copyright Infringement
Credit Hour Policy
Educational Programs  
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
Faculty
Institutional Facilities  
IT Services Acceptable Use Policy
Net Price Calculator
Price of Attendance
Privacy of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid
Student Activities
Student Diversity
Student Support Services
Textbook Information
Transfer Information

Doing Business with SUNY Erie Community College

SUNY Erie Community College (SUNY Erie) is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. SUNY Erie is required to comply with all New York State Laws related to the purchasing, procurement and servicing of any materials, supplies, equipment, services and construction. All procurements pursuant to competitive bidding are made in accordance with NYS GML 103. Goods and services that are not required by law to be procured pursuant to competitive bidding are procured in compliance with the SUNY Erie Community College Board of Trustees approved Policies and Procedures. The following links provide General Information and Contractual Conditions that pertain to all purchases made by SUNY Erie Community College.

General Information-Contractual Conditions
Insurance Requirements
MWBE Commitment
Construction-Reconstruction Contracts
Assignment of Public Contracts

If you are interested in doing Business with SUNY Erie Community College, please email your questions and/or concerns to barris@ecc.edu. SUNY Erie Community College invite all to participate and submit any advertised bid and/or RFP request which are posted on www.bidnetdirect.com. In addition, bid solicitations and RFP requests are advertised in the Buffalo News when issued. 

Thank you for your interest in doing business with SUNY Erie. We look forward to hearing from you.

Athletics

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Survey
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

Persistence, Retention, and Graduation Outcomes for Students Receiving Athletically-Related Aid:

Starting Term: 18/FA
Persisting Term: 19/SP
Retained Term: 19/FA

  # Students # Persisting
First-Time Full-Time Athletes Receiving Athletically - Related Aid 5 5
First-Time Full-Time Matriculated - Non-Athletes 1,861 1,412
First-Time Full-Time Matriculated - All Students 1,866 1,417



Financial Assistance

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Scholarship and Other Funding Sources 
Student Loan Information

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
College Safety Information and Crime Statistics
Immunization Policy

Student Outcomes

Awards Granted
Job Placement Rates for Graduates
Retention, Graduation and Transfer Rates

Pass Rates for Licensing Exams:
- Dental Hygiene AAS 
- Dental Lab Tech AAS
- Emergency Management Certificate
- EMT AAS
- Health Information Technology AAS 
- Medical Assisting AAS
- Nursing AAS Degree
- Occupational Therapy Assistance
- Radiation Therapy
- Respiratory Care AAS
- Vision Care Technology AAS


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