Education is More Than Words and Numbers… Gain Insight & Learn About a Culture
The Appalachian Outreach and Studies department strives to provide Sinclair Community College students, faculty, and staff; local urban Appalachian communities; and the Miami Valley region with educational programs and outreach services that serve to eliminate barriers and ensure access to the learning process.
The Appalachian studies academic program emphasis allows you to focus on the rural and urban Appalachian regions of the United States. Providing you with the opportunity to study the area in which you live and work, this program and courses at Sinclair allows you to achieve an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Appalachian studies.
This program might be for you if:
- You are interested in learning more about the Appalachian culture and traditions.
- You enjoy learning about history and the way our world is shaped by different cultures.
- You plan to transfer to a four-year university or college to further your liberal arts studies.
Sinclair is proud to offer this associate degree program with the Appalachian Studies emphasis—the first of its kind in Ohio. This program strives to facilitate the success of students and the achievement of Sinclair’s mission of community development. This program provides you with a knowledge of a culture and helps diversify your educational growth. After completion, many graduates choose to transfer to another four-year college or university to further develop their academic experience and background.
No Certificates Currently Offered
Even though there are no certificate programs currently being offered, there are still options if you would like to learn more about Appalachian studies. If you would just like to learn more about the program by taking a few classes or even find out what classes you could take to supplement another program or your current career path, academic advisors can assist you in finding the classes right for you.
Appalachian studies does offer an emphasis for an Associate of Arts degree program. View the degree programs tab to learn more.
Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts & Sciences Appalachian Studies Emphasis
This program allows you to graduate with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, emphasizing Appalachian studies. It is intended for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue bachelor’s degrees. The program’s curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements at most four-year schools.
While completing general education courses that easily transfer to other colleges and universities, the Appalachian studies emphasis is established through 12 courses—these courses form the nucleus of the 27 credit hour Appalachian focus. The program’s interdisciplinary approach ensures that a variety of issues and subjects are covered from different perspectives, allowing you to gain the most out of this unique educational experience.
This program enhances your education experience and credentials by making your education more relevant and holistic. It will help to prepare you for further study in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and eventual employment in public and private professions, such as engineering, chemistry, law, medicine, social work, psychology, and education. By obtaining this degree, you will gain a multicultural understanding of yourself and your community.
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Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »
Articulation & Transfer Agreements
Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »
Ohio Transfer Module
The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.
Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »
Transferring Individual Classes
In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including many Appalachian studies program requirements, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »
While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.
Your transfer opportunities
- Antioch University McGregor
- Franklin University
- Kaplan University
- Ohio Dominican University
- Ohio University
- Purdue University
- Strayer University
- Wilberforce University
- Wright State University
- and more…
Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.
Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in programs focused on Appalachian or other cultural studies, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: