Services for Students
Hours: Fall and Spring semesters: Monday - Friday, 10 am to 2 pm
Phone Number: (909) 384-8939
The Clara and Allen Gresham Art Gallery displays the work of national, regional, local and student artists in 10 - 16 exhibits each year. The hosted receptions that open each show enable the public to meet the artists and instructors. During some shows, the artists will show slides and discuss their work.
Phone Number: (909) 384-8516
San Bernardino Valley College is proud of the success of its athletic teams. Men’s sports include football, basketball, baseball, track, cross-country, and soccer. Women’s sports include basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, track, and cross-country. Students interested in competing on an inter-collegiate team should contact the Director of Athletics.
Location: Campus Center (CC) 208
Phone Number: 909-384-4429
San Bernardino Valley College CalWORKs Program is designed to assist students receiving County CalWORKs enhance and achieve educational goals and employment “Self-Sufficiency”. Qualified students are eligible to receive the following services: book vouchers, access to computer lab, parking permit decal, gas cards, childcare assistance, educational counseling, and employment assistance. For more information or to enroll in the CalWORKs Program, contact us or visit the CalWORKs & Workforce Development Department.
Campus Business Office
Location: AD/SS 206
Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday - Thursday and 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Fridays
Phone Number: (909) 384-4453
The Campus Business Office coordinates the on-line sale of parking permits, processes pay-in-person parking permits, receives payments for college functions; and, distributes financial aid, scholarship, care and loan checks to students. In addition, the staff supports accounting services and processes deposits for the ASB, clubs and trust accounts.
Campus Child Development Center
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone Number: (909) 384-4440
The SBVC Child Development Center is a licensed facility designed to meet the developmental needs of children from birth through pre-Kindergarten. Our environment nurtures the child and embraces the family. We have an open door policy and encourage all families to participate in the Center. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale (according to state guidelines), and can range from $0 to $34 per day, depending on income of the parent(s). Call for a tour of the Center and further eligibility and enrollment information.
Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays
Phone Number: (909) 384-4435
The Campus Store, located in the Campus Center, sells textbooks, general books, electronics and a wide variety of supplies, apparel, sportswear, accessories, snacks, beverages and college logo and imprinted items.
Campus Technology Services
24/7 Technical Support
SBCCD Technical Assistance Center (STAC)
Phone Number: (909) 384-4357
The Campus Technology Services Department manages the technology systems and provides technology support services for the campus community.
Wireless Internet Services
Wireless Internet services are available by using the following information:
SSID: SBVC - Portal
Username: Student Email Address
Password: Student Email Password
(May be asked to trust a certificate)
Copiers (For Student Use)
- Applied Technology Building (Hallway)
- Student Success Center (PS Building)
- Printing from your flash drive
- Scan to your flash drive
- Scan to your email
- B/W and Color copies
Printers (For Student Use)
- Cyber Lounge
Clubs and Organizations
Location: Office of Student Life (Campus Center)
Phone Number: (909) 384-4474
Students are invited to join one of the various campus clubs – or to start one of their own! For more information on campus clubs, please stop by the Office of Student Life or call. A list of currently registered clubs and club information may be obtained on our website.
Location: AD/SS 103
Phone Number: (909) 384-4404
The faculty of the Counseling Center are available to assist students in making informed decisions about their academic, career and life goals. Additionally, counselors help students select the courses needed to meet the requirements for associate and associate-transfer degrees, certificates, university transfer, and career advancement.
The Counseling Center is committed to increasing college success and career readiness within the framework of the Student Success Act of 2012 and AB 705. By virtue of this law, students are required to undergo the following – college orientation, assessment, academic advising for basic skills as applicable, identification of a course of study (commonly called as major), initial education planning leading to a comprehensive education plan, and follow-up services to complete their academic goals within a reasonable time.
Varieties of services are available through the Counseling Center that include but are not limited to:
- Educational and career planning including the development of students’ abbreviated and comprehensive education plans.
- Appointments for abbreviated education plan for one to two semesters to accommodate immediate scheduling needs for registration are scheduled during the entire academic year. However, due to the influx of students during registration periods, it is highly recommended that appointments for comprehensive education plan be made during non-peak registration periods in September until mid-October, February, and March. Note that the comprehensive education plan covers all semesters required for the achievement of the student’s educational goal/s.
- Personal counseling to meet the short-term needs of students with personal concerns which impact their academic life.
- International student counseling to meet specialized enrollment and counseling needs of F-1 visa students.
- Comprehensive counseling for various special populations/learning communities, such as Puente, veterans, and athletes.
Counseling services are provided to prospective, new, and continuing students in an individual and/or group basis as well as online. Students may be seen on a same-day appointment on a first-come, first-served basis. To make a same-day appointment, please call. For limited online counseling and additional information, visit our website.
Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S)
Location: AD/SS 105
Phone Number: (909) 384-4443
The mission of Disabled Student Programs and Services for San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) is that all students will have the tools necessary to compete globally by strategically utilizing the skills learned from their individual collegiate experiences at SBVC. DSPS team members will facilitate growth, inclusion, and critical thinking to develop leadership and address the diverse learning abilities of students. As a result, students will cultivate strategic ways of navigating their academic, social, and personal goals through self-advocacy, campus involvement, and community awareness that will propel them to continue their educational and career opportunities. The vision of DSPS is that staff members are here to support students and their academic endeavors. As students utilize the services they need, it is our intention to encourage students with the skills necessary for them to advocate for the equitable educational opportunities they deserve.
Academic adjustments and auxiliary aids include alternate media, assistive technology, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, spell checkers, tape recorders, magnification devices, specialized keyboards, and computer-assisted real time transcription. Services include DSPS intake and orientation, learning disabilities assessment, academic counseling/advising, education planning, disability-related counseling, personal counseling, vocational counseling, vocational plans, referral to campus and community resources, note takers, campus orientation, priority registration, registration assistance, assistive technology assessment and training, scribes, e-text, and test-facilitation. Educational assistance courses provide specialized instruction and tutoring in math, reading, and spelling.
Students with permanent or temporary disabilities may apply for DSPS. Decisions regarding eligibility are made on an individual basis. For more information, contact DSPS by phone at (909)384-4443 or visit the DSPS Office in the Administration/Student Services Building, Room 105 to make an appointment for intake and advisement.
Dreamers and Dreamers Resource Center (DRC)
Location: Liberal Arts (LA) 121
Phone Number: (909) 384-8915
San Bernardino Valley College’s Dreamer Resource Center (DRC) is designed to improve student success and help successfully transition AB 540 students into college. The Center provides academic advising, counseling, referrals to student services programs and peer-to-peer advising in a welcoming environment where Dreamers can connect with campus and community resources. The DRC uses Student Equity and Student Success funds to advise students about the California Dream Act and Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) laws. Dreamers visiting the DRC are provided resources intended to assist students in completing their educational and career goals.
The center is part of the First-Year Experience program. Staffing the DRC are a full-time counselor, adjunct counselors, senior student services technician and student ambassadors. Dreamer Liaisons from different departments on campus offer office hours in the DRC to develop educational plans, as well as assist with completing financial aid paperwork. The Dreamers Club and an annual conference to promote community awareness about the California Dream Act and San Bernardino Valley College academic, vocational and student services programs also add to the support provided.
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
Location: AD/SS 202
Phone Number: (909) 384-4412
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) is a state-funded student services program designed to provide academic counseling and specialized support services to students who are both economically and educationally disadvantaged. The EOPS Program promotes student success by way of extended counseling support, priority registration, and textbook purchase assistance - just to name a few. Participation in this program is open to California residents and to AB540 students who are eligible for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver) A or B, have completed less than 70 degree-applicable units, are enrolled or plan to enroll full-time each fall and spring semester, and are considered educationally disadvantaged based on responses to questions on the EOPS application. EOPS-eligible students who are also single-head of household, have at least one dependent child under age 18, and currently receiving TANF/CalWORKS benefits for self and/or for dependents may also be eligible to participate in Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education or the CARE Program. In addition to the EOPS services mentioned above, the CARE Program provides grants, single-parent conferences and seminars, meal vouchers and school supplies. All EOPS and CARE support services are contingent upon funding. Fall applications are accepted as early as February each year, and Spring applications are accepted as early as September.
First Year Experience Program (FYE)
Location: Liberal Arts (LA) 132
Phone Number: (909) 384-8988
The San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to successfully transition first year students into college. FYE provides a supportive and welcoming environment where first year students connect with student support services on campus to ensure student success.
- Guaranteed courses, no competing for classes;
- book assistance and supplies;
- embedded academic counseling that focuses on educational and career goals;
- study groups and learning communities; supplemental instruction;
- enhanced study skills;
- how to utilize library resources to conduct research;
- mandatory workshops, tutoring, fieldtrips, mentoring and service learning projects
- connections with student support services and
- successful transition into college
Food Service/Snack Bar
- Cafeteria: Main floor of the Campus Center
- Snack Bar: Outside the PS Building
- Sunroom: Main floor of the Campus Center
The Campus Cafeteria is available year round for hot meals fresh off our grill. During the fall and spring semesters, our Snack Bar provides a selection of pre-packaged sandwiches, salads, snacks, and hot and cold beverages. Food and drink items can also be obtained from the vending machines located throughout the campus. During the fall and spring semesters, the college's award-winning Culinary Arts program operates an on-campus restaurant, The Sunroom. The Sunroom offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, and daily specials at a nominal price.
Guardian Scholars/Foster Youth Services
Location: Liberal Arts (LA) 128
Phone Number: (909) 384-8287
The Guardian Scholars Program is designed to assist students between the ages of 18 years and 24 years of age, who are currently or were formerly in foster care, with the pursuit of a Post-Secondary Education. This office acts as a resource for the many unanswered questions a foster youth may have. The staff of this office will assist with the following:
- Assistance and/or directions in completing all college admission paperwork and financial aid forms;
- Exploration and development of educational goal planning;
- Obtaining the necessary documentation to verify students are or were in foster care;
- Purchasing of school supplies, backpacks, food/snacks, textbook purchases or textbook loans, and computer lab printing.
- Referrals to foster liaisons in each student services office;
(Student Athlete Academic Center)
Location: Computer Technology Services (CTS) 107
Phone Number: (909) 384-4427
The Huddle supports and enables student athletes to utilize and integrate the academic resources provided by The Huddle, SBVC Athletics, and Counseling to promote academic success and increase retention, graduation, and transfer rates. The Huddle assists prospective, current, and former SBVC student athletes with their matriculation to SBVC, their academic success at SBVC and their transfer from SBVC to a four-year university.
Services Provided by The Huddle include:
- Academic Counseling and Advisement
- Computer Lab Access
- Free Tutoring (Individual or Group)
- Printing Access
- Registration Assistance
- Study Space
Parking decals or daily permits are required to park in all college streets and lots. Follow all parking restrictions and regulations as noted by posted signs and colored curbs. All parking decals are purchased online. Login to WebAdvisor and click on “SB Valley Student Parking Decals.” Daily permits may be purchased from dispensers located in Student Parking Lots 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
Parking Decal Fees
|One Semester (Fall or Spring)||$35.00|
|with BOG Waiver||$20.00|
|Daily Permit||$ 3.00|
Individuals with disabilities must display a valid DMV Handicap Permit placard and a valid college parking decal/permit to park in designated disabled parking spaces. The Board of Trustees of the San Bernardino Community College District, its administration, or other employees are not and shall not be liable under any circumstances for loss or damage to vehicles or contents thereof parked or stored on District property by fire, theft, or any other cause whatsoever.
Phone Number: (909) 384-8255
The UC Puente Project is a national award-winning program that helps tens of thousands of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors for future generations. UC Puente has been at SBVC since 1984 and is a successful statewide transfer program sponsored by the University of California and the California Community Colleges. Puente consists of three components: Writing, Counseling, and Mentoring. Students take two consecutive writing classes: ENGL 101 and ENGL 087 in the Fall and ENGL 102 in the Spring. Students build confidence in their writing skills through an exploration of Mexican/ American/Latino literature. These English classes are linked with a one-unit class, SDEV 015 in the Fall, and SDEV 102 for three (3) units in the Spring. Puente is open to all students.
- Puente students have access to a Puente Motivational Conference in the Fall Semester and to cultural activities year round.
- Puente Students complete their English course sequence requirement to transfer to a CSU or UC in one year.
Students have the option to receive resources such as a Google Chromebook while they are part of Puente, assigned textbooks for Puente classes, and free four-year university and cultural trips.
SBCCD Free College Promise
Initiated in 2019, SBCCD Free College Promise provided free college to high school graduates for two years at San Bernardino Valley College or Crafton Hills College. As participants in the program, students will receive the following for two years:
- $0 tuition and fees
- Priority class registration to help get the classes students need to finish on time
- Counseling and Tutoring Services
- Chromebook to make it easier to take classes online or access E-books
Students selected in program are required to comply with the following expectations:
- Attend Summer Bridge Program after high school
- Enroll as a full-time student (12 units or more per semester)
- Attend required counseling appointments determined by college per semester
For additional information please visit our website.
Scholarships and Awards
Location: Campus Center (CC) 226
Phone Number: (909) 384-4471
Scholarships are offered each year to students enrolled at San Bernardino Valley College and detailed information is available to students year-round at the SBVC Scholarship Website. There are two types of scholarships available to students, Inside Scholarships and Outside Scholarships. Most scholarships are funded through businesses, associations and college organizations; however, some are funded through individual donations to the SBVC Foundation. Scholarship recipients are selected based on a wide variety of criteria including, in some cases, academic achievement, financial need, community service and barriers or obstacles to their education.
The Scholarships Office administers the program in conjunction with the SBVC Scholarship Committee, which is composed of faculty and staff from across the campus. Students who have completed 12 units or more at SBVC may apply for the Inside Scholarship, which includes over 100 individual scholarships by completing the online application between October and January each year.
Outside Scholarship information is available 12 months out of the year, and scholarship workshops are available to assist students with the process. Scholarship workshops are especially helpful for first time applicants and specialized populations such as AB540, disabled students, foster youth, transfer students, re-entry students and other students facing challenges to funding their education. Students are advised to check the website monthly for workshop schedules, updates and new scholarship postings.
Location: AD/SS 201
Phone Number: (909) 384-4433
The STAR (Success Through Achievement and Retention) program is a federal Student Support Services TRIO program designed to increase the graduation and transfer rate of students who qualify (based on academic need, citizenship status, first-generation college student status, and/or physical or learning disability). The purpose of STAR is to provide a counseling and learning support community that will empower students to complete their educational degree and/or certificate requirements and obtain an AA, AS, Certificate and/ or transfer. Participants receive academic and personal counseling, academic workshops, transfer advising, tutoring, financial aid counseling, field trips to four-year universities and an opportunity to attend cultural enrichment activities.
Student Health Services
Location: Parking Lot 8, South of the Track and Football Field
Phone Number: (909) 384-4495
Student Health Services provides services to keep students healthy so they can achieve their academic goals with a variety of skilled clinicians available to students through our integrated services providing both mental and physical health services. Educational experiences are also provided to support students in developing and maintaining optimal levels of health and quality of life. There is no charge for office visits, however a nominal fee is charged for medication, lab tests, and immunizations. A Health and Accident fee is paid at the time of registration and supports the Student Health Services. The amount of this fee is posted in the Class Schedule. In addition to the health fee, International Students attending SBVC on a student visa must purchase international insurance through the Counseling Center, which covers repatriation and medical evacuation expenses in addition to medical coverage. They must also provide a negative tuberculin skin test or a chest X-ray.
Students are not charged the health fee if they qualify for one of the following exemptions:
- Apprentices attending college under an approved training program;
- Students attending college classes on high school campuses;
- Students enrolled only in community services classes;
- Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bonafide religious sect, denomination or organization (documentation required).
Those students who do not attend classes on campus, or who are registered only for Distributed Education classes, will pay only an accident insurance premium of $1.50 per term. This is a secondary insurance and requires a $50 deductible.
Student Life & Associated Student Government (ASG)
Location: Campus Center (CC) 128
Phone Number: (909) 384-4474
The Office of Student Life assumes a leadership role in creating a campus environment that integrates the learning experience, which complements the academic curriculum. Programs and services are provided to enhance students' ability to learn and develop the life skills necessary to become productive and caring members of our global society. Student participation in the design and implementation of campus wide programs provides opportunities to develop and enhance characteristics of leadership, interpersonal skills, and personal growth. The office provides structured activities, programs, services, resources and facilities to accomplish this mission.
Associated Student Government
Location: Campus Center 128
Phone Number: (909) 387-1611
The Associated Student Government (ASG) is the official student government organization of San Bernardino Valley College. The ASG represents all SBVC students. The primary responsibility of ASG members is to represent student interests on college, district and statewide committees. In addition, they plan and manage various ASG accounts, including the Student Body Center Fee Account, the Student Representation Fee Account and the General Account. Funds from these accounts are used to support various activities, advocating efforts and Campus Center services and programs. Students can become active in ASG either by running for office during the spring semester or by applying to be appointed to any vacant positions during the fall semester. Appointments are at the discretion of the ASG President with Board of Senators ratification.
Transfer and Career Services
Location: AD/SS 203
Phone Number: (909) 384-4410
The Transfer Center is open to students planning to transfer to any four-year college or university and/or seeking career counseling and information. The center provides the following transfer services and annual events:
- Transfer, Honors, and Career Counseling by appointment or walk-in
- One-on-one appointments with a four-year college or university representative in the Transfer Center
- A variety of university representatives in the Library Walkway during the spring, summer, and fall semesters
- Transfer requirements relative to four-year college or universities.
- Transfer orientation sessions
- Assistance with major selection
- Credit evaluations
- Transfer agreements
- Information about special programs such as TAP, TAG and Cross Enrollment
- Field trips to four-year institutions
- A monthly calendar of events
- A monthly newsletter
- TAG, UC, and CSU University Application Workshops in the fall semester
- Transfer/College Fairs in the spring and fall semesters
- Transfer Celebration and Reception in the spring semester
- Transfer 101 Conference in the spring semester
Career counseling is available to assist students with career development and planning process, and resources that assist students with identifying career goals that will prepare students to meet the demands of the global job market. Multiple career assessments are available. The various assessments focus on personality, interest, abilities and skills. The Career Counselor provides assistance with resume writing, mock interviews and cover letters.
Transfer materials can be requested from the Transfer Center.
Please call, stop by the Transfer Center, or check the above website to schedule an appointment on-line.
Location: AD/SS 203 and Physical Science (PS) 138
Phone Number: (909) 384-8950 or (909) 384-8651
Umoja-Tumaini is a statewide program designed to increase academic and personal success, and promote transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Umoja-Tumaini targets students who are interested in learning about African American history, literature, and culture. Umoja-Tumaini instructors and counselors use collaborative and other community building strategies to enhance students’ learning potential in and out of the classroom. The Program is a learning community and combines elements of counseling and other courses (Student Development, Math and African American History) to assist students with the rigors of college life. The mission of Umoja-Tumaini is to retain students at the community college level, assist students in grading with an associate degree or certificate, and increase transfer readiness to a four-year college or university.
The benefits from Umoja-Tumaini include:
- Fostering high self-confidence and pride in one's cultural heritage;
- Developing critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that are needed for college and future career success;
- Researching occupational interest through various sources;
- Individual and group access to counselors, college workshops, guest speakers, professional mentors, and college tours. Umoja-Tumaini is open to all students.
Valley Bound Commitment
Phone Number: (909) 384-8988
San Bernardino Valley College is proud to announce the Valley-Bound Commitment for 2020-2021. This student success program is for low-income students and is designed to remove economic barriers and strengthen the academic achievement of its participants through a learning community within the First Year Experience program.
Inland Empire-area high school graduates, including AB540 students, who qualify for this life-changing program, will have their enrollment fees and textbooks covered for the first year of attendance at SBVC.
The following high schools are eligible for the Valley-Bound Commitment: Colton, Bloomington, Eisenhower, Rialto, Carter, Arroyo Valley, San Gorgonio, Pacific, Cajon, San Bernardino, Big Bear, Rim of the World, Grand Terrace, Milor, San Andreas, Washington, and Indian Springs.
Veteran's Resource Center (VRC)
San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) Veteran’s Resource Center assists veterans for the following benefit programs:
- Chapter 30 – Active Duty Educational Assistance Program
- Chapter 31 – Veteran’s Administration Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI Bill
- Chapter 33TR – Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer to VA Dependents
- Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program
- Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program
Veterans and/or dependents seeking to use VA Educational Benefits should apply online at www.va.gov. If eligible for VA educational benefits, the student will receive two copies of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE). One copy of the COE must be submitted to the Veteran’s Services office at the student’s home college location and the other copy should be kept by the student for his/her personal records. All Veteran and/or dependent students must follow San Bernardino Valley College’s enrollment policies and procedures in order to register into classes.
VRC Resources Include:
- Counseling-Academic & Wellness
- Free Printing/Computer Lab
- GI Bill Certification/VA Liaison
- Graduation Sashes
- Scantrons/Green Books/Stationary Supplies
- Vet Club
- Veteran Work Study
Students must apply online to San Bernardino Valley College and complete any required assessment testing and online orientation. Veterans and/or dependent students are also required to agree and submit a Veteran’s Statement of Responsibility every semester to request a benefits certification to the School Certifying Official. Students may also be eligible for other types of financial assistance are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Students must set up an appointment with a VA Educational Counselor to complete our VA Student Education Plan (SEP). Once the VA-SEP has been completed, Veteran’s Services will verify that the classes are included on the VA-SEP and certification will be submitted to the VA for benefit processing. If you have questions regarding benefit payments or how to retrieve a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility, please contact the VA at (888) GIBILL-1 or visit the website https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/. Veteran students may be eligible for priority registration at SBVC. It is the students’ responsibility to submit a copy of their DD214 (Service 2 or Member 4 Copy) to the Veteran’s Services office to verify eligibility.
Dependent students must complete the admissions process but are not eligible for priority registration. For additional assistance, you may contact the SBVC Veteran’s Resource Center or the School Certifying Official.
Location: AD/SS 102
Phone Number: 909-384-8766
The Welcome Center is a one-stop location where new and prospective students can find information about the college’s academic programs, access to computers, and directions to various student support services on campus. Students can also get quick access to class schedules, registration information, and a variety of campus publications such as the student handbook, maps and the college catalog.
Location: Campus Center (CC) 208
Phone Number: 909-384-4429
Workability III (WAIII) is a collaborative program between San Bernardino Valley College and the State of California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). The programs objective is to assist DOR clients/students develop employability skills and confidence. Clients/students will receive guidance in securing meaningful employment opportunities. The overall goal is “Self-Sufficiency”. For more information, or to enroll in the Workability III Program, contact us or visit the CalWORKs & Workforce Development Department.
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)/
Employment Development Department (EDD)
Location: Campus Center (CC) 208
Phone Number: 909-384-4429
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Employment Development Department (EDD) in collaboration with San Bernardino Valley College provides educational support services and occupational skills to prepare students to enter or reenter the workforce. For more information, please contact us or visit the CalWORKs & Workforce Development Department.