Sylvia Ong

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Business Faculty
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8457
 Location: ARO 245
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
10:00 am-3:00 pm
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday:
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
In addition to the hours listed above, I am usually online from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays to catch up on grading the day's assignments. Thus, I will try my best to respond to your emails 24-48 hours during the weekdays. I try to take Saturdays off. For one hour on Sundays, I update Canvas weekly announcements and will check emails, too. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and my teaching all online classes this semester, I will be available online during the weekdays.


Ed.D. in Higher Education and Leadership
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Masters in Accountancy
Western International University Phoenix, Arizona
Masters in Business Administration - Finance emphasis
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona
Bachelor's in Business Management
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in November of 2004, inactive from 2010 to 2016, and expired in 2016
Arizona State Board of Accountancy

I have taught, as both a residential and adjunct faculty, for over 30 years at six, different colleges within the Maricopa District and those six colleges are MCC, CGCC, SCC, GCC, PVCC, and now EMCC.  It's interesting that each college has it's own unique organizational culture, but yet, all have the same mission of helping students reach their educational goals.  However, each college approaches that goal differently.  

The four, different subject areas I've taught are: Accounting, General Business, Management, and Marketing.  My corporate work experience includes about 15 years of increasing responsibilities from being a bookkeeper to an accountant, a banker, and an entrepreneur of small businesses (rental property management and freelance educational writer), and most of this occurred concurrently while I taught as an adjunct faculty. 

My instructional philosophy can be summed up in two words, "Students First."  I've always been and always will be student-centered.  Whatever I can do (within reason) to help students succeed and reach their educational goals, I will try to do.  As I tell my students on Day 1, I will do what I can to help you learn accounting, but you have to meet me at least halfway by studying, studying, and studying.  I thoroughly enjoy teaching and I hope it shows to everyone, not just the students.  

College Service 
2017 - now FRACTL Committee member
2017-Spring of 2020 MyBizLab administrator (Pearson Publishing Company)
2017 - 2018 Poder Program Administrator
2016-2017, 2019-Spring of 2020 WAFC (Western Association of Food Chains) Advisory Board member
2016 - Spring of 2020, Business Instructional Council & Articulation Task Force member
2016 - Spring of 2020, Business Institute Program Director
2015 - Spring of 2020, WileyPlus Administrator - Accounting
2014 - Spring of 2020, DECA/Entrepreneur Student Club Advisor
2014 - now, Mentor Honor Students on Projects
2014 - now, Business Institute Advisory Board member
District Service 
2018 - 2019, Guided Pathways EMCC Business Representative
2016 - Spring of 2020, Business Instructional Council member and ATF member
2016 - 2018, VITA (Volunteer Individual Tax Assistance) Program Administrator
2014 - 2019, Student Success Conference
2014, United Way VITA & EMCC Partnership Instructor
Past Advisor of the DECA/Entrepreneur Student Club
Past CPA (Certified Public Accountant) for 12 years
Publications & Intellectual Contributions 

As a freelance educational writer, I've written practice sets, instructors' manuals, test banks, etc. for a variety of accounting and management textbooks.