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Sinclair College Begins Fall Term Building on Success with Focus on Flexibility, Safety, and New Programs

Sinclair Community College’s Fall Term is underway with a continued focus on student success and services, safety, and new academic programs.  

For Fall, Sinclair has added 550 in-person courses while maintaining COVID-19 safety measures including mandatory face coverings and social distancing protocols. Students can choose from a variety of course options including in-person, virtual, online, or a combination.  

Student services remain a priority as Sinclair College continues to distribute an additional $16 million in emergency relief funding.  More than 1,000 laptops and other electronics have been distributed to students. Sinclair now has a full-time social worker to connect students to community resources, and students now have access to 24/7 counseling services, an on-campus food pantry, mobile grocery and health clinic, financial counseling, legal assistance, identity theft services, and medical advocacy.

In addition, Sinclair College is introducing 20 new degrees and certificates for Fall Term that will prepare students quickly and for less money to meet the needs of employers in the region.

“Sinclair’s new programs remain true to our mission of finding the need and endeavoring to meet it,” said Dr. Steve Johnson, President & CEO – Sinclair Community College.  “Our new degrees and certificates continue our tradition of providing the exceptional education and training students need to succeed in high-demand, well-paying jobs while supporting the workforce needs of employers.”

Sinclair’s Health Sciences programs continue to address the increased demand for frontline healthcare workers. For Fall Term, Sinclair is responding to the severe shortage of respiratory therapists by expanding its Respiratory Care Program. The expansion is expected to increase the number of respiratory care students in the program by 21%. Over the past five years, 110 students have graduated with associate degrees from Sinclair’s Respiratory Care Program.  Many are now serving on the front lines in Dayton region hospitals, caring for COVID-19 patients. In addition, Sinclair is adding two new associate degrees to meet other growing need for medical professionals:

New Sinclair College Associate Degrees:

  • Health Sciences Pre-Professional Studies
  • Medical Assistant Technology

Sinclair has also added 18 new certificates to prepare students for in-demand jobs in manufacturing, robotics, automation, construction, welding, and more.

New Sinclair College Certificates:

  • Architectural Design Technician
  • Architectural Project Technician
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Autonomous Systems
  • Automotive Service Consultant and Advising
  • Basic Manufacturing
  • Construction Administration
  • East Asian Studies
  • Home Health Medical Coding
  • Industrial Robotics & PLC Programming Technician
  • Industrial PLC Programming Technician
  • Industrial Internet of Things Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Polysomnography
  • Residential Real Estate Renovation and Resale
  • Trauma Informed Care in Education
  • UAS Entrepreneurship
  • Welding, Metal Joining, & Fabrication

In 2021, Sinclair College is building on the success of a record academic year.  In 2020-2021, Sinclair awarded its highest ever number of degrees and certificates. Approximately 11,000 degrees and certificates were awarded to nearly 8,000 students. In addition, African American males earned a record number of degrees and certificates (660) in 2020-2021.  African American women earned a record 187 associate degrees.

Currently, Fall Term 2021 enrollment is on par with last year at this time. However, the college has several business units in areas such as College Credit Plus and the prison education program that are still processing students. The college will release additional information comparing enrollment to previous years as it becomes available.

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