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Sinclair offers 85 associate degrees and certificates that can be completed entirely online. Additionally, students may choose from more than 300 online courses to complete portions of most other degrees and certificates. These include most general education courses and many core program courses in Business and Computer Science and Information Systems, Health Information Management, Health Sciences, Criminal Justice Science, Management, and more.
Sinclair's online courses and programs are award winning with recognition from Premium Schools as Ohio's Best Online Community College Programs (2021), a Top Online Learning School by Newsweek (2023), and from organizations such as Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Instructional Technology Council, and the Bellwether Consortium.
At Sinclair, all online courses (online, blended, and FlexPace) have embedded into the design and development Quality Matters™, the national higher education’s standards for online course development. Sinclair is also a member of the Quality Matters Ohio Consortium.
Sinclair affords students more paths to success with course modalities and options. Choose how you want to take classes that are best for your needs. Online and especially FlexPace courses offer the most flexible scheduling and eliminate the need to drive to campus. Face to Face, Online with Scheduled Meeting Times, and Blended meet at scheduled day(s) and time(s). To read more about what to expect in online, blended, and FlexPace courses, view this Learning Modalities Infographic.
Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.View Online
Course meets synchronously online using virtual tools (i.e. Zoom) during scheduled day(s) and time(s) and contains online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet. Requires computer and high-speed internet.View Online Scheduled
Online learning completed around your schedule as you demonstrate competency in the subject. Requires computer and high-speed internetView FlexPace
Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s) with online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet in-person. Requires computer and high-speed internet.View Blended
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) gives students the opportunity to demonstrate learning done outside of the college classroom to potentially earn college credit. PLA options are broken in two categories: credit by exam and evaluation of a credential, transcripts, or portfolioView PLA Options
Sinclair's learning management system, named eLearn, is powered by D2L's Brightspace. eLearn provides students with the tools and resources needed to excel in an online environment. Current students can access the learning portal directly at elearn.sinclair.edu or login through my.sinclair.edu.
The eLearning Division is the academic unit responsible for support of eLearning courses, peripheral technology, academic coaching and student support, and faculty training.
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