University of Cincinnati’s School of Information Technology and Sinclair Community College Partner

Partnership will create clear, efficient pathways between Sinclair IT Programs and UC;
increase pool of IT talent

UC’s School of Information Technology (SoIT), part of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), signed a partnership agreement with Sinclair Community College on April 6, 2015.       

In a ceremonial signing at Teachers College, CECH Dean Lawrence J. Johnson and Sinclair’s Dean of Business and Public Services Sue Merrell Daley committed to developing effective and efficient pathways between several of Sinclair’s IT programs and the SoIT’s bachelor’s degree in information technology. Reducing uncertainty about how associate degree courses may be counted toward a bachelor’s degree, the partnership will provide clear paths for students working toward a higher education. The partnership will also advance ongoing faculty collaboration on different initiatives, such as shared curriculum and lab resources. Recently, the Ohio Board of Regents awarded about $121,000 to a UC regional partnership that included Sinclair to build a shared cybersecurity lab. 

Students completing any of the following programs at Sinclair Community College will have a smooth and efficient transition to the UC Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT):

  • Computer Information Technology - Web Development Option
  • Computer Information Technology - Secure System Administration Option
  • Computer Information Technology - Software Development Option
  • Computer Information Technology - Cyber Investigation Technology Option

“Information Technology is an exciting and growing field, and I am proud of our School of Information Technology for partnering with Sinclair Community College on preparing Ohioans for successful IT careers,” said Johnson. “This partnership embraces our College’s values and is a strong reflection of our commitment to the pursuit of discovery and excellence in research, teaching, and service.”

Additionally, after joining the UC BSIT program, students will be eligible to apply to the accelerated Master of Science in Information Technology or any of the other SoIT’s accelerated bachelor degree plus master’s programs that combine hands-on experience and guided senior projects with industry-specific domain knowledge. In these accelerated programs, students who complete the associate degree from Sinclair will complete a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, a master’s degree in one of the following select programs, and three semesters of full-time, paid work experience (co-ops) in just three years.

  • BSIT + Master of Business Administration
  • BSIT + Master of Instructional Design and Technology
  • BSIT + Master of Health Informatics
  • BSIT + Master of Science in Information Technology

"I am excited to make this official bridge to UC’s School of Information Technology,” said Merrell Daley. “With the support of strong linkages like this, Sinclair continues to be a leader in education and develop IT talent for Ohio. Also, this partnership is at the heart of our College’s pillars of quality learning; access to education; community alignment; and sustainability.” 

For more information about this partnership, contact Pamela DeCoste at pamela.decoste@uc.edu or Adam Murka at adam.murka@sinclair.edu.