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Appalachian Studies

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.

Short-term Technical Certificate

Appalachian Studies

The short-term technical certificate is designed for students who are planning on using Appalachian Studies to enhance their careers in a variety of disciplines such as: Sociology, Social Work, Education, Government, Health Care, and Public Safety (i.e., fire and police work). The student who pursues this short-term technical certificate will use the certificate to supplement their professional development.

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Related Programs

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: