Sinclair offers 14 associate degrees and 20 certificates that can be completed entirely online. Students can complete part of any of Sinclair's 270+ associate degree or certificates online. Over 270 courses are offered completely online. That includes most general education courses and many core specialized program courses in Business and Computer Information Systems, Health Information Management, Health Sciences, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice Science, Management, and more.
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 options to success with 4 different course modalities. Choose how you want to take classes that are best for your needs. Online courses offer the most flexible scheduling and eliminate the need to drive to campus.
Online courses offer all learning activities through eLearn, Sinclair’s learning management system. Tests are usually given online through eLearn, but not in all online courses. Proctored testing may be required. You have the freedom to login and do your work when it fits your schedule. However, assignments have deadlines just like in-person courses. Good skills in time management, studying, communicating, self-motivation, and technology are needed.View Online Courses
FlexPace, or competency-based education (CBE), courses allow you to move through courses as you demonstrate competency, which means you may be able to complete assignments faster and even complete whole courses faster than other types of courses. Course content is usually delivered fully online, although some courses may require in-person activities like labs, presentations, or tests. You have the freedom to login and do your work when it fits your schedule and have flexibility with assignment and testing deadlines.View FlexPace Courses
Blended courses blend online learning with in-person learning at a physical Sinclair location. Blended is a great option if you like online learning but still enjoy in-person interaction with your instructors and classmates. The amount of time spent between online learning activities and in-person learning activities is usually close to equal. Study and technology expectations are similar to those in online courses, but you meet in a traditional classroom about half the time.View Blended Courses
In-person courses are taught in a classroom with an instructor present. You may think of these courses as traditional college courses. The instructor might use eLearn to provide students with some online materials, online quizzes or exams, or other technology-enhanced content.View In-person Courses
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