Sinclair Community College celebrates record-breaking year

Sinclair Community College remains the Southwest Ohio region’s primary choice for college education. This past year, Sinclair students earned more associate degrees than any other year in the college’s 134-year history. 

The 2020 fall term started at Sinclair Community College with nearly 85% of classes online, increased safety measures in place on campus, and a dozen new degree and certificate programs.

“Sinclair Community College is committed to providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for the entire student body and to providing access to high-quality education for the community,” Sinclair Community College President Dr. Steve Johnson said. “While we have had to change much of how we do our jobs to fit the challenges of this unique moment, our mission has and will never change. As our founder, David A. Sinclair, stated, Sinclair’s mission is to ‘find the need and endeavor to meet it.’ I am so proud of all that our faculty and staff have done to allow our institution to move forward this fall semester.”

With one of the lowest tuition rates in Ohio, Sinclair is committed to providing quality education and consistently ranks among the top community colleges in America. In 2020, Sinclair came out on top as the #1 Most Affordable Community College in Ohio, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center.

Sinclair offers more than 300 accredited degree and certificate programs, including specialized and technical areas of study that are in high demand in the Dayton region. In the last four years, more than 15,000 credentials have been earned by Sinclair students. In addition, Sinclair has multiple opportunities available to earn credentials while working as an apprentice.

Credits easily transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Ohio and elsewhere, with more than 100 university transfer agreements that make it easy to transfer to advanced study.

While Sinclair is a tremendous value, it is also a tremendous investment. On average, Sinclair associate degree graduates realize an annual earnings increase from $22,000 before graduation to $37,000 in the first year after graduation.

In 2020, Sinclair is excited to introduce new degree and certificate programs to students including:

Electric vehicle service technician degree: This degree prepares students to work on Tesla electric vehicles. Sinclair is the only certified Tesla trainer in the entire Midwest and is one of only eight such training providers in the country.

Advanced precision machining certificate: This program will ready the student upon graduation for a wide variety of manufacturing careers through development of the skills and traits that manufacturers are looking for, including basic machining and introduction into the world of CNC and Conversational programming.

Computer support technician certificate: Students learn to provide technical support and problem-solving of operating systems, computer networks and software applications, and will utilize interpersonal communication and customer service fundamentals. Polysomnography certificate: Students learn to perform overnight, daytime or home sleep studies – polysomnograms – on people with suspected sleep disorders.

Certified production technician certificate: Covers a wide array of skills and knowledge required in manufacturing such as safety, processes and production, measurement and quality practices, and maintenance awareness.

Real estate sales professional certificate: The program includes the educational requirement for persons to sit for the Ohio real estate license exam. Students will also learn effective communication skills and how to use office applications.   Small business management certificate: Prepares existing or potential entrepreneurs in a variety of small business functions.

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