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Degree Programs: Individualized

At Sinclair Community College, we recognize the need for some student’s educational plans to be more individualized or catered to their specific goals. With this in mind, there are two types of individualized associate degree programs offered through the college: Associate of Individualized Study and Associate of Technical Study.

These degree options require the completion of an application which will be reviewed by the PLA Coordinator. Students are encouraged to review this application and think critically as to why they want to pursue this degree option. There must be clear goals and justifications as to why one of Sinclair's existing degrees will not meet their academic or professional goals. If the application is approved, the student will be contacted by the PLA Coordinator for next steps and further discussion.

Associate of Individualized Study

Also OnlineThe Associate of Individualized Study (A.I.S.) degree is open to any student who wishes to design an interdisciplinary degree program using liberal arts or combining liberal arts with technical areas of study.

The student may focus specifically on education for individual development and enrichment or may design a curriculum that allows for employment or continuation into selected four-year degree programs. Students are assisted in the degree planning process by an AIS Program Advisor and/or faculty representing the various areas of study incorporated into the degree.

Interested students should request information by email at plaprograms@sinclair.edu.

Curriculum Overview (Total Semester Credit Hours: 60)

General Education (A minimum of 15 semester hours):
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking (3)
ENG 1101 English Composition I (3)
Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics (3)
Ohio Transfer Module (Two of the following three areas to total 6 semester hours):
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts and Humanities Elective
Ohio Transfer Module: Natural and Physical Sciences Elective
Ohio Transfer Module: Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective
AIS Concentration (30)
AIS-Related Electives (15)


Associate of Technical Study

Also OnlineThe Associate of Technical Study (A.T.S.) degree is open to any student whose technical degree goals cannot be accomplished through enrollment in one of Sinclair’s existing technical degree programs.

The student may design a degree that combines two or more technical areas into a unique education plan. As an alternative, part of the student's degree requirements may incorporate credit awarded through articulation agreements with community education providers, or a combination of both. In all cases, faculty members assist the student in planning the most appropriate course of study for the individual.

Interested students should request information by email at plaprograms@sinclair.edu.

Curriculum Overview (Total Semester Credit Hours: 60)

General Education (A minimum of 15 semester hours):
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking (3)
ENG 1101 English Composition I (3)
Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics (3)
Ohio Transfer Module (Two of the following three areas to total 6 semester hours):
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts and Humanities Elective
Ohio Transfer Module: Natural and Physical Sciences Elective
Ohio Transfer Module: Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective
ATS Concentration (30)
ATS-Related Electives (15)


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about either of these degree programs, students should contact Arian Adducchio, Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment&emdash;937-512-2800.