Consumer Information

 

Contents

CARES ACT HEERF Student Grant Report
Access to Services, Activities and Facilities by Disabled Individuals
Accreditation and Approval
Alcohol and Drug Prevention Policy
Annual Security Reports
Title IX Anti-discrimination Statement
Articulation Agreements
Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination
CPPEA Required Documents
Immunization Policy
Net Price Calculator
Notice of Disclosures
Notification of Rights Under Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Pass Rates for NCLEX/PN Examination
Performance Information Disclosure
Satisfactory Academic and Financial Aid Progress
Student Loan Sunshine / Title IV Loan Code of Conduct
Student Right to Know
Transfer of Credit Disclosure
Voter Registration

 


CARES ACT HEERF Student Grant Report

CARES ACT Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds Disclosure Santa Barbara Business College - Bakersfield which includes the branch campus in Rancho Mirage, CA (OPEID 02577900)

 

CARES ACT Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds Disclosure Santa Barbara Business College – Santa Maria (OPEID 02578000)

 


Access to Services, Activities and Facilities by Disabled Individuals

The policy of Santa Barbara Business College is to make its programs and services accessible to and usable by disabled persons. Inquiries about the accessibility of particular programs and services should be made to the campus on-site administrator.

 


Accreditation and Approval

Santa Barbara Business College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington D.C. 20002-4241, (202) 336-6780, to award diplomas, associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees and master's degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is federally recognized by the US Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The SBBCollege Vocational Nursing program is accredited by the State of California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

SBBCollege’s approval to operate in the State of California as a private postsecondary institution is based on the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), which is effective January 1, 2010. SBBCollege under section 94802(a) of CPPEA, will by operation of law, be approved until June 12, 2022. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under the Department of Consumer Affairs. The Bureau can be reached at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

 


Alcohol and Drug Prevention Policy

 


Annual Security Reports

Bakersfield Campus

Rancho Mirage Campus

Santa Maria Campus

 


Title IX Anti-discrimination Statement:

SBBCollege policies, Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), applicable provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations, and applicable state statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity SBBCollege operates. This policy against discrimination extends to student admissions and employment. SBBCollege also prohibits retaliation against an individual who reports, submits a complaint, or who otherwise participates in good faith in any matter related to this anti-discrimination policy. Any inquiries about the application of Title IX rules may be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below, the U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary of the Office of Civil Rights, or both.

To access SBBCollege’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Prevention Policy and Appendix A click here.

Title IX Coordinator:

Scott DeBoer
303 Plaza Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone: (805) 339-6370 ext. 1149
Scott.DeBoer@sbbcollege.edu

Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination

College employees are available during normal business hours to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining information. For financial assistance information, students are encouraged to contact their campus financial services office. For all other information, including institutional information, completion or graduation rates, institutional security policies and crime statistics, and all other information, students are encouraged to contact their campus director.

 


CPPEA Required Documents

The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (CPPEA) requires institutions to provide the following documents on their website.

Annual Reports
Bakersfield Campus Annual Report
Online Campus Annual Report
Rancho Mirage Campus Annual Report
Santa Maria Campus Annual Report

 

Catalog - 2020
Catalog Addendum - 06-29-20

 

 

Program Handouts
Business Administration (Associate's Degree) Program Handout
Medical Assisting (Associate's Degree) Program Handout
Medical Assisting (Diploma) Program Handout
Medical Office Administration (Associate's Degree) Program Handout
Medical Office Administration (Diploma) Program Handout
Pharmacy Technology (Associate's Degree) Program Handout
Vocational Nursing (Diploma) Program Handout

 

School Performance Fact Sheets

Bakersfield Campus
Business Administration (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Assisting (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Assisting (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet
Vocational Nursing (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet

Online Campus
Business Administration (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Associate’s Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet

Rancho Mirage Campus
Business Administration (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Assisting (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Assisting (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet
Vocational Nursing (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet

Santa Maria Campus
Business Administration (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Assisting (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Assisting (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Associate’s Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet
Pharmacy Technology (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Vocational Nursing (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Assisting (Associate's Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Assisting (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Associate’s Degree) School Performance Fact Sheet
Medical Office Administration (Diploma) School Performance Fact Sheet

 


Immunization Policy

Before entry into the Vocational Nursing program, students must provide documentation of the following immunizations: hepatitis B, MMR, varicella and/or titers, and tetanus within the past 10 years.

Each fall, Vocational Nursing students may be required to provide proof of their influenza vaccination in order to be allowed to attend clinical rotations. Additional information will be provided if this is necessary.

For all other programs, SBBCollege does not require immunizations for admission. Students interested in getting more information about immunizations should contact their local or state public health department or consult their healthcare provider.

 


Net Price Calculator

 


Notice of Disclosures

Bakersfield Campus

Online Campus

Rancho Mirage Campus

Santa Maria Campus

 


Notification of Rights Under Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

 


Pass Rates for NCLEX/PN Examination

The performance of all first-time vocational nursing graduates who completed the NCLEX/PN exam during the last five (5) years is provided by the California State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

 


Performance Information Disclosure

This is the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

Bakersfield Campus

Online Campus

Rancho Mirage Campus

Santa Maria Campus

 


Satisfactory Academic and Financial Aid Progress

Satisfactory academic progress is required of all students and is necessary in order to maintain eligibility for federal financial aid programs. The two components of satisfactory academic progress are the qualitative component (cumulative grade point average) and the quantitative component (earned credits divided by attempted credits or incremental completion rate). A student's progress will be evaluated at the end of each term or payment period to determine satisfactory academic progress. A student who does not meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress at any given evaluation point will be notified and placed on either financial aid warning/financial aid probation or be dismissed as a regular student.

Academic Year

Federal regulations require Santa Barbara Business College to establish an academic year that meets the minimum requirements: 30 weeks and 36 quarter credits or 30 weeks and 900 clock hours. Listed are the definitions of each program's academic year.

Program

Credits OR Clock Hrs

Weeks

Master of Business Administration

24 Cr.

30

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs:

Business Administration

36 Cr.

30

Criminal Justice

36 Cr.

30

Healthcare Administration

36 Cr.

30

Associate of Science Degree Programs:

Aviation Studies

36 Cr.

30

Business Administration

36 Cr.

30

Criminal Justice

36 Cr.

30

Medical Assisting

36 Cr.

30

Medical Billing and Coding

36 Cr.

30

Network Systems Administration

36 Cr.

30

Paralegal Studies

36 Cr.

30

Pharmacy Technology

36 Cr.

30

Diploma Programs:

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

36 Cr.*

40

Medical Assisting

36 Cr.

30

Medical Office Administration

36 Cr.

30

Office Administration

36 Cr.

30

Paralegal Studies

36 Cr.

30

Vocational Nursing

900 Hrs

35

*HVAC – For financial aid purposes, this program’s academic year is based on a clock hour to credit hour conversion. It is funded based on 25 clock hours equals 1 credit hour.

Enrollment Status

Santa Barbara Business College defines full-time enrollment status as 12 credit hours of regularly scheduled instruction or examination per term. Half-time enrollment is considered half of the full-time status.

Maximum Time Frame

A student must complete all coursework in no more than 1.5 times the normal program length, as measured by the credit hours required for completion of the program with the exception of the Vocational Nursing program which is measured by clock hours. This 1.5 times the normal program length is referred to as the maximum time frame. For example, a student in a 94 quarter credit hour associate degree program must complete the program in no more than 141 attempted credit hours. A student in the 1600 clock hour Vocational Nursing program must complete the program in no more than 2400 attempted clock hours.

Failure to Successfully Complete Program Within Maximum Time Frame

A student is not permitted to exceed the maximum time frame for completion of their program. The student will be dismissed from the program of study when it is determined he/she will not be able to complete the program without exceeding the maximum time frame.

Required Minimum Academic Achievement

In order to be considered in satisfactory academic progress, a student must have earned the following cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and incremental completion rate (IRC) at the following evaluation points:

Evaluation Points - Undergraduate Programs:

Required Evaluation Point

Minimum CGPA

Minimum ICR

The end of the first term

1.0

55%

The end of the second term

1.25

60%

The end of the third term

1.5

60%

The end of the fourth term

1.75

60%

The end of the fifth term and all subsequent terms

2.0

66.67%

Evaluation Points -- Vocational Nursing Program:

Required Evaluation Point

Minimum CGPA

Minimum ICR

The end of the first payment period (completion of 450 clock hours) and all subsequent payment periods

2.0

66.67%

Evaluation Points -- Graduate Program:

Required Evaluation Point

Minimum CGPA

Minimum ICR

The end of the first term and all subsequent terms

3.0

66.67%

Effect of Attendance on Satisfactory Academic Progress

A student is expected to maintain good attendance and follow the established attendance policy. In the event a student fails to maintain the required attendance standard in any course, he/she will be withdrawn from the course, which will result in a "WP" or "WF" grade.

Effect of Grades on Satisfactory Academic Progress

Courses with grades of "F", "I", "US", "WP", or "WF" are not counted as credits successfully completed, but are counted as credits attempted and will therefore affect the incremental completion rate. Grades of "I", "P", "S", "US", "WP" and "WF" are not used in the calculation of CGPA.

A student with extenuating circumstances may apply for an extension of fourteen (14) calendar days following the last day of a term to complete work for courses in which an "I" grade is received. Applications for extension must be submitted to the instructor and approved by the Dean no later than the last day of class. Courses indicating "I" at the end of the fourteen (14) days will automatically become an "F" and will be calculated in the CGPA as well as the incremental completion rate.

Effect of Credit for Previous Training on Satisfactory Academic Progress

Credit for previous training (transfer credit) or test out credit will be counted as both completed and attempted credits when calculating the incremental completion rate and for determining the maximum time frame. However, the credits will not count in the CGPA.

Effect of BASICS Coursework on Satisfactory Academic Progress

Credit for remedial coursework (BASICS) will be counted when calculating the incremental completion rate and for determining the maximum time frame. However, the credits will not count in the CGPA and do not count toward the total number of credits required to graduate from any program of study.

Effect of Repeating a Course on Satisfactory Academic Progress

A student is required to repeat any course in which he/she has received a grade of "F" or "US" or has withdrawn from prior to completion. The new grade will replace the original grade for the purpose of calculating the CGPA. However, both courses will be considered credits attempted for the purpose of determining incremental completion rate.

Effect of Program Change on Satisfactory Academic Progress

A student who changes programs must submit a written request for a program change. The Dean will complete an Enrollment Modification Form identifying which courses have been completed and which, if any, count toward the graduation requirements of the new program. Depending on the programs, one of the following procedures will apply:

  1. All coursework that applies to the new program will be used in the calculation of satisfactory academic progress, including both the CGPA and incremental completion rate. The student will need to sign a new enrollment agreement for the new program; or
  2. If there are no relevant courses applicable to the new program, the student will begin the new curriculum with a new normal program length, maximum time frame, CGPA and incremental completion rate. The student will need to sign a new enrollment agreement for the new program.

Additional Degree Seeking Students

Students who successfully complete a program a Santa Barbara Business College may be allowed to re-enroll in another program. In order to enroll, they must reapply to the College as a new enrollment following the completion of all admissions requirements.

Financial Aid Warning

A student who does not maintain satisfactory academic progress will be placed on warning for a maximum of one (1) term or payment period. A student placed on warning will be notified within the first fourteen (14) calendar days following the last day of the term in which he/she failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress. The student on warning will be advised and provided tutoring, if needed, in order to improve his/her CGPA and/or incremental completion rate. A student on warning will remain eligible for financial aid. At the end of the term or payment period in which the student is on warning, if the academic record is not in compliance with the standards of satisfactory academic progress, the student will be dismissed from the program of study.

Appeals

A student who wishes to appeal determination that he/she is not making satisfactory academic progress due to mitigating circumstances, may submit a written appeal to the Dean for review. The written appeal should include a detailed explanation and documentation of the following:

  1. Current academic status of the student
  2. Mitigating circumstances that led to the student's current academic status
  3. How the student's situation has changed
  4. The student's plan for achieving required minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress

The Dean is responsible for determining the appropriateness of the mitigating circumstances in regards to severity, timeliness, and the student's ability to avoid the circumstance. The result of the appeal (granted or denied) will be provided to the student and documented in the student's academic file. If the student's appeal is granted, he/she will be placed on financial aid probation and eligibility for financial aid will be reinstated for one (1) additional term or payment period.

Financial Aid Probation

A student on financial aid probation may receive financial aid despite the determination that they did not maintain satisfactory academic progress. However, if it is determined that the student will not make satisfactory academic progress by the end of the term or payment period in which he/she is on probation, a written academic plan must be developed by the Dean and signed by the student. The plan is designed to ensure the student will be able to meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress by a specified point in time. As part of the academic plan, the Dean may require the student to repeat some or all of the courses the student previously received a grade of "D," "F," "WF," or "WP" before attempting any other courses in the program of study.

In order for the student to qualify for further financial aid, he/she must meet the required CGPA and incremental completion rate standards by the end of the term or payment period in which he/she is on probation or be successful in following the academic plan. If the requirements are not met, the student will be dismissed from the program of study.

Mitigating Circumstances

Mitigating circumstances may include poor health, death in the family or other significant occurrence outside the control of the student. These circumstances must be documented by the student to demonstrate that they had an adverse impact on the student's academic performance. The student is responsible for providing any requested written verification of mitigating circumstances.

Non-Regular Enrollment Status

A student who has failed to maintain the academic minimums outlined above and is therefore ineligible to remain in regular enrollment may apply to continue his/her studies at the college in a non-regular enrollment status. During this time, the student is not eligible to receive financial aid and must attempt to improve the deficient areas that led to the failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress by retaking courses he/she failed. Upon completion of the non-regular status term, a student who has re-established satisfactory academic progress may apply to the administration to return to a regular student status and reinstate his/her eligibility for financial aid. A meeting will be scheduled between the Dean and the student applying for reinstatement to determine if the student has the academic ability and desire to successfully continue in the program. If reinstated, the student will be placed on financial aid warning for a period of one term or payment period.

Reentry

A student who withdraws from or is dismissed by Santa Barbara Business College may petition, in writing, for readmission. The written petition and student file will be reviewed by the College's Admissions Review Committee. The Committee will consider such factors as the student's prior satisfactory academic progress, previous attendance, and attitude in making a decision for readmission. The student will be notified of the Committee's decision. The College is not obligated to readmit any student.

A student accepted for readmission will reenter with the same academic standing he/she had at the time of withdrawal or dismissal. Prior to reentry, a student must meet with a financial aid associate to determine financial aid eligibility and to sign a new enrollment agreement. After an evaluation by the Academic Department, the student may receive credit for coursework previously completed. A student may be readmitted once unless the on-site administrator determines that extenuating circumstances exist.

 


Student Loan Sunshine / Title IV Loan Code of Conduct

 


Student Right to Know

Bakersfield Campus (includes Distance Education and Rancho Mirage)

Santa Maria Campus

 


Transfer of Credit Disclosure

Credit for Previous Training

Santa Barbara Business College does not allow credit for prior experiential learning; however, because Santa Barbara Business College provides employment training, it honors the student's previous work history and/or college experience by offering the following opportunities to challenge courses required for graduation in a program of study. The maximum allowed quarter credits for a student in any program of study to test out of and/or transfer into Santa Barbara Business College is 50 percent for undergraduate programs and 20 percent for graduate programs. Electives may be substituted for courses in which a student has received test-out or transfer credit.

A. Test Out

Test-out credit will be granted if the student takes the course final and achieves a grade of at least 80 percent. Testing out must be completed within the first week of class. Financial aid adjustments with regard to program cost and credit hour requirements will be necessary because test-out credit hours cannot be funded with financial aid.

Credit granted by test-out will be indicated by a grade of "TO" on the student's transcript.

B. Transfer of Credit

Santa Barbara Business College may accept coursework only from an institution accredited by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Credit hours accepted as transfers are not eligible for financial aid. For proper evaluation the student must provide supporting documents including college catalog, course description and/or course outline as required. Credit hours transferred may be credited toward graduation if the following criteria are met:

Undergraduate Level Coursework

  1. The course is similar in content, objectives and credit hours.
  2. The course can be applied to graduation requirements.
  3. The letter grade for the course is "C" or higher.
  4. An official college transcript is received.
  5. The credits have been earned within the last 10 years.

Graduate Level Coursework

  1. The course is similar in content, objectives and credit hours.
  2. The course can be applied to graduation requirements.
  3. The letter grade for the course is "B" or higher.
  4. An official college transcript is received.
  5. The credits have been earned within the last 7 years.

Credits accepted for transfer will be indicated by a grade of "TR" on the student's transcript.

C. Previous Credits Taken in Residence

Santa Barbara Business College will evaluate credits earned in a previous enrollment at any Santa Barbara Business College campus and will determine accepting credit based on:

  1. The course is similar in content and objectives.
  2. The course can be applied to graduation requirements.
  3. Length of time since last enrollment.

Credits accepted from a previous enrollment in residence may exceed 50 percent of new program credit for undergraduate programs and 20 percent for graduate programs.

Transferability of Credits and Credentials to Other Institutions

Although Santa Barbara Business College is accredited by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the acceptance of credit by other institutions is unlikely and cannot be guaranteed unless a specific articulation agreement is made between the institutions.

The transferability of credits earned at Santa Barbara Business College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which students may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or diploma earned at Santa Barbara Business College is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which students may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree or diploma earned at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which students seek to transfer, they may be required to repeat some or all of the coursework at that institution. For this reason students should make certain that their attendance at this institution will meet their educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which they may seek to transfer after attending Santa Barbara Business College to determine if their credits, degree or diploma will transfer.

 


Voter Registration

Santa Barbara Business College encourages all eligible students to register and vote. Students who are residents of California may register to vote online. Students who are not residents of California may select their home state and register to vote online. If you have any questions about registering, please contact the Academic Dean or your Campus Director for more information.