Streamlining credentials and degrees at Sinclair Community College


How might we make obtaining credentials and degrees more efficient, without compromising academic rigor?


Three-pronged effort: 

  • Worked with faculty and advisors to develop sequencing and design of courses for credential and degree requirements
  • Streamlined 15-month associate degree options
  • Launched pathways initiative, which included My Academic Plan (MAP), a software tool for students (alerts what courses to take and in what sequence)


Sinclair launched a series of solutions, most notably a curriculum redesign focused on increasing the number of total degrees and credentials.

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Learn more about credentialing pathways from our research