Sylvia Ong

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Business Faculty
 Phone: 623.935.8457
 Location: ARO-245
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
10:45 am-11:15 am
Wednesday - Thursday:
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
Effective the second 8 weeks of spring 2023 from 03/20/23 to 05/12/23 in-person office/support hours are listed above on Tuesdays from 10:45 am to 11:15 am in ARO245 (Arroyo Hall, faculty office #245), with other in-person office hours available by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays. Online office/support hours are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. I also check emails every day throughout the semester except on Saturdays and holidays. If you have any questions, then please email me at: [email protected]


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 40 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/career 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. I was a CPA for 12 years.  

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 voting member
2017-Spring of 2021 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.  

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
ACC230 View class details for Uses of Accounting Information I (ACC230)Uses of Accounting Information I SPR23 T 11:30am - 2:10pm
JAN 17 - MAR 10
ACC240 View class details for Uses of Accounting Information II (ACC240)Uses of Accounting Information II SPR23 T 11:30am - 2:10pm
MAR 21 - MAY 12
GBS151 View class details for Introduction to Business (GBS151)Introduction to Business SPR23 MAR 20 - MAY 12
MGT101 View class details for Techniques of Supervision (MGT101)Techniques of Supervision SPR23 JAN 17 - MAR 10
MGT229 View class details for Management and Leadership I (MGT229)Management and Leadership I SPR23 MAR 20 - MAY 12
ACC240 View class details for Uses of Accounting Information II (ACC240)Uses of Accounting Information II SUM23 MAY 30 - JUN 29

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