Sinclair Community College
|Motto||Success Starts Here|
|President||Steven Lee Johnson|
|Location||Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Because of special funding set up by the taxpayers of Montgomery County, the tuition of the college is the lowest in Ohio for residents of that county; the tuition necessary to complete an associate degree program can cost less than a single quarter’s tuition at other colleges.
Sinclair Community College was featured in a 2009 issue of The New York Times. The article explained how community colleges in the United States, like Sinclair, help to create jobs in an unstable economy. The article also stated that Sinclair is widely known as one of the best community colleges in the region.
Sinclair Community College is named for David A. Sinclair, a Scottish immigrant and secretary of the Dayton YMCA (1874–1902), who founded the adult training school that eventually became Sinclair College in 1948.
Under the leadership of Dr. David Ponitz, who served as president from 1975 to 1997, Sinclair became a model institution for community colleges by pioneering new approaches in technology and business curricula. The David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center (Building 12) is named after him.
Sinclair's satellite facilities are located in cities near Dayton: Englewood, Eaton, Huber Heights, and Mason. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the Englewood Learning Center, located at the YMCA in Englewood, were held on May 8, 2006; for the Huber Heights Learning Center on September 22, 2006; and for the Courseview Campus Center in Mason on September 7, 2007. Classes began at the Preble County Learning Facility, located next to the YMCA in Eaton, on September 9, 2009.
Sinclair Community College is a purely commuter school and does not currently have any dorms or other forms of on-campus housing. Sinclair also offers over 180 different online courses.
As of 2009, Sinclair is an accredited member of The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Sinclair is also a member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Programs of study are approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. Sinclair is authorized to grant associate degrees in arts, sciences, applied science, and individualized and technical study.
Of the more than 70 programs offered at the college, only the following have program-specific accreditation:
|Art and Design (Interior Design & Visual Communications)||National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)|
|Automotive Technology||National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF)|
|Business and Public Services Division||Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)|
|Civil Engineering Technology||Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET)|
|Culinary Arts||The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation|
|Dental Hygiene||Commission on Dental Accreditation|
|Dietetic Technology||Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association|
|Dietary Managers Program||Dietary Managers Association (Does not accredit; rather, “approves program”)|
|Early Childhood Education Center||National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)|
|Early Childhood Education - Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired||licensed by the Ohio Department of Education|
|Electronics Engineering Technology||Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET)|
|Emergency Medical Services||Ohio Department of Public Safety|
|Environmental Engineering Technology||Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET)|
|Exercise Science||American College of Sports Medicine|
|Exercise Science/Personal Fitness Training||Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management|
|Fire Science Technology Department||National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard)|
|Health Information Management||Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)|
|Heating & Air Conditioning Technology|
|Hospitality Management||The Commission on Accreditation of Hospitality Management Programs|
|Industrial Design & Graphics Technology|
|Industrial Engineering Technology|
|Mechanical Engineering Technology|
|Medical Assistant Technology||American Association of Medical Assistants and Endowment|
|Mental Health Technology||Council for Standards in Human Service Education|
|Music||National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)|
|Nursing||National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission|
|Occupational Therapist Assistant||Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)|
|Paralegal (formerly Legal Assisting)||American Bar Association (Does not accredit; rather, “approves program”)|
|Physical Therapist Assistant||Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)|
|Quality Engineering Technology|
|Radiologic Technology||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)|
|Respiratory Care||Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)|
|Safety Engineering Technology|
|Surgical Technology||Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)|
|Theatre/Dance||National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)|
In March 2013 the college settled a First Amendment lawsuit by revising a speech code that prohibited students and visitors from holding signs on campus. In March 2017 the college ordered student Advisors A.J. Owens and Dr. Matt Massie to apologize to Forest Wilson, a student and candidate for Student Senate President over Wilson's campaign to get food stamps accepted on campus. 
- As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 9, 2010.
- "Sinclair largest community college". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "Enrollment Figures Fall 2009". Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- "SCC Microsoft study". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- Greenhouse, Steven (2009-08-15). "NY Times article". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- "Sinclair College History". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "Sinclair College History cont.". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "Satellite Locations". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "Online Courses basic information". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "Directory of HLC Institutions".
- "About Sinclair - Accreditation". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "About Sinclair - Associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies Accrediting, approving, or licensing Sinclair Community College’s programs - 2009". Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- "Sinclair settles suit over sign", Dayton Daily News, March 12, 2013.
- "Victory: Ohio College Settles First Amendment Lawsuit, Scraps Speech Code", FIRE, March 12, 2013.