Distance Learning at CCBC has been providing educational opportunities since 1985. We exist to provide Biblical postsecondary education that develops individuals into Christ-like disciples and servant leaders who know God and are equipped to serve Him in every area of life. Our primary program offers courses online hosted through a college management site and we also offer a prison program through paper-based correspondence.
The Online program gives students the opportunity to obtain the same degrees as the main campus: an Associate of Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Biblical Studies. For students who wish to focus on a particular ministry emphasis, we also offer three certificates: Christian Leadership, Missions & Evangelism, and Christian Apologetics. For online courses, a new enrollment begins on the first of every month and each term is open for four months. Courses are hosted through, Populi, the web-based college management system, with course information, audio and video lectures, and assignment submissions all facilitated online. Only hard copy textbooks are shipped to students through the mail. Follow this link to view the full list of courses offered online.
The Audit program is for students who wish to take courses from our online program for personal enrichment without receiving college credit. Following the same enrollment dates as the online program, audit students will have access to all of the course information and are able to complete assignments to receive feedback and encouragement. However, audit students are not required to submit assignments and are not eligible to receive letter grades. Courses completed as audit are not eligible to transfer for credit at a later time. There is no degree or certificate credit awarded for classes that are audited.
The International Student program was developed in an effort to make an undergraduate Bible college education available to nationals of developing nations and full-time Christian educators or ministry workers currently serving in developing nations. The ISP follows the same schedule as the online program and features a reduced tuition price. Textbooks are not included in the cost of tuition and students are required to purchase textbooks on their own. Currently, we are unable to ship textbooks outside of the United States.
The Prison program was developed as a Bible college opportunity for those who are incarcerated. Students under the Prison program are able to complete the Diploma in Biblical Studies program and/or one of our three emphasis certificates, but are not eligible to complete our Associate or Bachelor programs. Coursework is completed through paper-based correspondence sent through the mail. Policies are altered to better fit the prison system and aid the student in completing course requirements. Students are required to have an inside sponsor (ie. chaplain, librarian, etc.) to help facilitate the receiving of course materials from the college and provide the student with access to the course materials in order to complete them in a timely manner. Students are also required to have an outside sponsor (ie. a family member, friend, church prison ministry, etc.) to act as a mediator between the student and the college and register students for courses by acting as a financial facilitator. To learn more about our Prison Program view this page.