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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.

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: 63)

Interdisciplinary Component:
A minimum of 30 semester hours from two distinct areas of study

General Education (A minimum of 18 semester hours):
English—First of sequence (3)
Communication—Elective (3)
Mathematics—1000 level or above (3)
Social & Behavioral Science (3)
Arts & Humanities—Elective (3)
Natural & Physical Science—Elective (3)

Prior Learning Assessment (A minimum of 3 semester hours):
PRL 1130—ATS/AIS Degree Development (1)
PRL 2780—ATS/AIS Capstone

Related Electives (A minimum of 12 semester hours):
A minimum of 63 total hours required to earn the AIS degree


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 laprograms@sinclair.edu.

Curriculum Overview (Total Semester Credit Hours: 63)

Technical Education:
A minimum of 30 semester hours incorporating articulated credit or combining no more than two distinct areas of study

General Education (A minimum of 18 semester hours):
English—First of sequence (3)
Communication—Elective (3)
Mathematics—1000 level or above (3)
Social & Behavioral Science (3)
Arts & Humanities—Elective (3)
Natural & Physical Science—Elective (3)

Prior Learning Assessment (A minimum of 3 semester hours):
PRL 1130—ATS/AIS Degree Development (1)
PRL 2780—ATS/AIS Capstone

Related Electives (A minimum of 12 semester hours):
A minimum of 63 total hours required to earn the ATS degree


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about either of these degree programs, students should contact Patricia Lemmons, Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment 937-512-2800.