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Calvary Chapel Bible College operates on a 15-week semester schedule. One semester credit hour equals one hour of class instruction, plus approximately one hour of homework. For example, a two credit class has approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction plus 30 hours of homework.

A student may not exceede 25 credits in one semester, there are no exceptions. The typical student should average approximately 20 credits per semester.

The following is an sample of a typical schedule for an on-campus student. Off-campus students may follow the same type of schedule with adjustments as needed.

First SemesterSecond Semester
Gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John)Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Book
Old Testament History BookOld Testament Prophets Book
Old Testament Survey 1 (Genesis – Job)OT Survey 2 (Psalms – Malachi)
Bible Study Methods / HermeneuticsChristian Living/Discipleship/Disciple Making
Practical Christian Ministry 1Practical Christian Ministry 2
Open elective 1 (Bible/Emphasis/General)Open elective 3 (Bible/Emphasis/General)
Open elective 2 (Bible/Emphasis/General)Open elective 4 (Bible/Emphasis/General)
Third SemesterFourth Semester
New Testament Survey 1 (Matthew – Acts)New Testament Survey 2 (Romans – Revelation)
MissionsHistory of Redemption
Practical Christian Ministry 3Practical Christian Ministry 4
Community Service 1Community Service 2 
Open elective 5 (Bible/Emphasis/General)Open elective 7 (Bible/Emphasis/General)
Open elective 6 (Bible/Emphasis/General)Open elective 8 (Bible/Emphasis/General)

Evangelistic Outreach

Each student must participate in an evangelistic outreach prior to graduation. The outreach is to be evangelistic in nature, seeking to share the gospel to those outside the church. The outreach needs to take place between the time the student began classes at CCBC and graduation.

Community Service Class

This course requires two hours of community service per week. Each student will be assigned to one project or department for the entire semester. There will be training and tests required based upon the nature of the project. The class is designed to contribute to the needs of the community and teach the student what it means to give back to those in the local area.

The students are not sent out into the community to proselytize, recruit, or preach. However, if an opportunity to share the gospel is given, we want to adorn the doctrine of God in every respect.

Each student’s grade will directly reflect his or her attendance. Attendance will be tracked by a journal that the student keeps as he or she does each week’s project. Attendance at the weekly community service meeting is also required.