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Sinclair Community College
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Motto Find the Need and Endeavor to Meet It
Established 1887
Type Public
President Dr. Steven L. Johnson
Students 25,345
Location Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Coordinates: 39°45′26″N 84°12′00″W / 39.75722°N 84.2°W / 39.75722; -84.2
Campus Urban
Mascot Tartan Pride
Website www.sinclair.edu

Sinclair Community College is an urban community college located in downtown Dayton, Ohio and is the largest community college at a single location in the state of Ohio.[1]

Sinclair had an enrollment of 25,345 students in 2009,[2] making the main campus one of the largest (by enrollment) community college campuses in North America.[3]

Because of special funding set up by the taxpayers of Montgomery County, the tuition of the college is the lowest in Ohio for residents of that county; the tuition necessary to complete an associate degree program can cost less than a single quarter’s tuition at other colleges.

Sinclair Community College was featured in a 2009 issue of the New York Times. The article explained how community colleges in the United States, like Sinclair, help to create jobs in an unstable economy. The article also stated that Sinclair is widely acclaimed as one of the best community colleges in the nation.[4]

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Facilities

Sinclair Community College

Until 2006, the main campus in downtown Dayton was the college’s only learning area, aside from some classes held in area high schools, YMCAs, and other facilities.

Sinclair's satellite facilities are located in cities near Dayton: Englewood, Eaton, Huber Heights, and Mason.[5] Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the Englewood Learning Center, located at the YMCA in Englewood, were held on May 8, 2006; for the Huber Heights Learning Center on September 22, 2006; and for the Courseview Campus Center in Mason on September 7, 2007. Classes will begin at the Preble County Learning Facility, located next to the YMCA in Eaton, on September 9, 2009.

Sinclair Community College is a purely commuter school and does not currently have any dorms or other forms of on-campus housing. Sinclair also offers over 180 different online courses.[6]

History

Sinclair Community College is named for David A. Sinclair, a Scottish immigrant and secretary of the Dayton YMCA (1874–1902), who founded the adult training school that eventually became Sinclair College in 1948.[7]

Under the leadership of Dr. David Ponitz, who served as president from 1975 to 1997, Sinclair became a model institution for community colleges by pioneering new approaches in technology and business curricula. The David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center (Building 12) is named after him.[8]

Accreditation

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Accreditations are as follows:[9]

Sinclair is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Sinclair is also a member of the Ohio Association of Colleges. Programs of study are approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. Sinclair is authorized to grant associate degrees in arts, sciences, applied science, and individualized and technical study.

The programs listed below are the only accredited of the more than 70 programs offered at the college. Further program accreditations are as follows:[9]

The Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology accredits:

  • The Mechanical Engineering Technology program
  • The Quality Engineering Technology program
  • The Packaging Engineering Technology program
  • The Electronics Engineering Technology program

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredits:

  • The Automotive Technology program

The National Association of Industrial Technology accredits:

  • The Drafting & Design Technologies program

The American Bar Association (ABA) accrecits:

The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs accredits:

  • All of the school's business programs

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredits:

  • The Art and Design programs

The National Association of Schools of Music accredits:

  • The Music program

Allied Health Technologies programs are fully accredited by national and/or state approved accrediting organizations.

Honors

Sinclair Community College has been recognized as an elite Vanguard Learning College by the League for Innovation in the Community College, an organization whose board of directors includes Sinclair's president. “Vanguard” is a term designated by the League for Innovation to recognize the top twelve two-year institutions in North America that are learner-centered, serving as incubators and catalysts for the “Learning College” concept by working to build on values that place learning first. “Learning College” is a culture consisting of an attitude that focuses constantly on student and learner access and success.[10]

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "Sinclair largest community college". http://www.insidehighered.com/profiles/sinclair_community_college. Retrieved 2009-07-24.  
  2. ^ "Enrollment Figures Fall 2009". http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/sinclair-considering-expansions-changes-to-dayton-campus-318017.html. Retrieved 2009-08-15.  
  3. ^ "SCC Microsoft study". http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000003808. Retrieved 2009-07-24.  
  4. ^ "NY Times article". http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/15/business/15college.html?_r=2&ref=business. Retrieved 2009-08-16.  
  5. ^ "Satellite Locations". http://www.sinclair.edu/about/locations/. Retrieved 2009-07-24.  
  6. ^ "Online Courses basic information". http://www.sinclair.edu/about/locations/. Retrieved 2009-07-24.  
  7. ^ "Sinclair College History". http://www.sinclair.edu/about/history/. Retrieved 2009-07-24.  
  8. ^ "Sinclair College History cont.". http://www.sinclair.edu/about/history/. Retrieved 2009-07-24.  
  9. ^ a b "Sinclair Accreditations". http://www.sinclair.edu/about/information/accreditation/index.cfm. Retrieved 2009-07-24.  
  10. ^ "Vanguard Learning College recognition". http://www.sinclair.edu/about/history/. Retrieved 2009-07-24.  

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