Sinclair Community College Reviews
During my time at SCC I encountered several problems with the AVT program. The most expensive one was that of a contractor (Moraine airpark) under Sinclair was allowing other aircraft renters to bill thier time to Sinclair students without the sutdents knowledge. Futhermore, one of the instructors they provided was charged with a crime (FAA) which put any certificates earned by students in jepordy. Finally, once I had graduated, they denied knowledge of my graduation and flight instructor certificate making interviews and background checks awkward.
I have been going to Sinclair for over a year and I would highly recommend based on the cost. You cannot find any cheaper school for the same degree. It is very confusing when you first start you may get misguided if you do not find a good advisor who is very upfront with you. I have taken classes online, at Dayton, and at Englewood location. I would not recommend the Dayton location however, I have had a great experience at the smaller Englewood location. In Dayton downtown it is kind of depressing, teachers are ruder, and much less friendly environment. The Englewood location is very laid back, teachers actually have normal, friendly conservations with with you, and everyone is in general is much happier. By the time I graduate in a year it will have cost me about 7000 for my associate's in business. Bigger schools like Wright State may be more exciting and have way more student involvement/activities and sports but you will SAVE ALOT by getting out the two year at a community college and transferring. I will be transferring to Franklin since they offer their business degree classes at the Sinclair locations saving me a ton in gas and I'll already be familiar with the environment.
I have attended Sinclair Community College off-and-on since graduating high school in 2005. My experience with the college is extensive, I have been here through many changes in the college's academic offerings, campus construction, and even the switch from quarters to semesters. Sinclair has always been efficient, affordable, and eager to improve itself. I am currently studying for a science degree and I have found the facilities in their science department to be of average quality, however the tuition is incredibly affordable so I feel that the trade-off is a good value. The labs themselves need updating, the tables and seating are showing their age, and the specimen cases are ancient. The tools used in the labs are fairly new, and in good condition for students. I have attended one other local college (a private medical school), and their facilities were fantastic - they were modern, in excellent condition, and readily available for lab usage. This college was also $25,000 a year for tuition compared to Sinclair's $7000. The quality of teachers available at Sinclair is on par with any university - there are great professors who can turn an indifferent student into a passionate lover of their subject, and there are professors who make you wonder about their credibility. Most of the professors I have taken classes with are top notch, they are experienced, well learned, and eager to impart their knowledge on anyone who will listen. I have had a couple professors who are impossible to contact, or are flippant with their students - they usually don't last more than a few terms at this school. The administration of Sinclair values the opinions and concerns of the student body and it shows in everything they do. There are events across campus that include job fairs, contests of skill and luck, give-aways, seasonal celebrations, and seminars with guest speakers. There are counselors of every type available for students - from grief and faith counseling, to counselors that will help you with budgeting and improving your academic performance. There are labs all across campus for students to use - a foreign language lab, math lab, writing, anatomy, nursing, general science - all these labs are study spaces with computers and tutors readily available. Additionally, there are a variety of clubs to join, and an expansive library to study and relax in. The food on campus is provided by Aramark, and I feel they do an excellent job of fulfilling our needs. There is a variety of junk food always at hand, but there is also a variety of healthy foods. In the cafeteria we can order fresh grilled hamburgers, pizza, and chicken tenders. There is also a well stocked salad bar, deli, and even a Chef's Table with a rotating menu that includes Chinese food and traditional comfort foods. The parking at Sinclair can be a pain in the butt. The main garage often fills up quickly in the mornings which forces us to park at a distant sports facility and ride a school shuttle back to campus. The shuttle and sports lot parking is free, but it takes time and you can't easily get back to your car between classes. If you're disabled and have a handicap placard there is plenty of parking! The Sinclair campus sits in the middle of downtown Dayton, so almost all of the buildings are connected by underground passages or above ground tunnels. This connectivity is great because the weather in Ohio can be brutal, and the urban traffic that flows through the campus is hazardous. These tunnels also make life much easier for disabled students. The campus is landscaped with plenty of trees and flowering shrubs - in the spring and summer the grounds are wonderfully inviting. Sinclair Community College is a fantastic place to begin your advanced education. With the variety of majors and extensive network of student assistance available, anyone that truly wants to get an education can get it here.
The Mental Health program is very advanced in it skills and techniques used for this employment field. This program is very hands on and job oreinted, with extremely high expectation. I have learned so much and can't wait to learn and use my education on the job.
Sinclair is a fabulous school to get your AA degree as a stepping stone to a future career or an AA degree toward a technical degree. The cost is lower than at 4 year schools, technologically solid, and instructors actually care about their students.