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History

Distance Learning at CCBC has been providing educational opportunities since 1985. This program was developed to allow students who are unable to attend the Main Campus, or a CCBC Affiliate school to obtain the same quality of education and degrees as the residential students. The program has grown rapidly, having attracted students from all over the United States and around the world, including countries such as Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Russia, India, Kenya, and South Korea.

 

Degrees and Certificates

Distance Learning is a department of Calvary Chapel Bible College that delivers an undergraduate course curriculum in order to obtain the same degrees as the main campus: an Associate of Applied Science in Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.  Distance Learning also offers three certificates: Christian Leadership, Missions & Evangelism, and Christian Apologetics. The certificates allow students who cannot commit to a full degree program to focus on their particular interest. Classes completed under a certificate program will count for credit toward the full degree programs if students decide to continue their education with Calvary Chapel Bible College.

See below to learn more about the formats we offer for courses online and through correspondence.

The online method offers courses with increased flexibility. Coursework is completed online through the web-based college management system: Populi. Course information, audio and video lectures, and assignment submissions are all facilitated online. Only hard copy textbooks are shipped to students through the mail. Students can submit assignments throughout their enrollment, allowing them to receive feedback on assignments regularly to track their progress throughout the course.
Correspondence courses are paper-based and sent through the mail. This method is preferable for students who would like hard copies of course materials or do not have reliable Internet access. The coursework is composed of a course guide (which outlines all requirements), audio MP3 CD’s of course lectures, and hard copy textbooks. At the end of the course enrollment, correspondence students mail all of their completed coursework to be graded and then returned. The student may contact the Distance Learning staff at any time throughout the course for additional instruction on assignments.
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 is limited to online courses 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 Education program was developed as a Bible College opportunity for those who are incarcerated. Coursework is completed through the correspondence method with some policies altered to better fit the prison system and aid the student in completing course requirements. Students are required to have an inside sponsor 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 to act as a mediator between the student and the college and register students for courses by acting as a financial facilitator.
The Audit program is for students who wish to take courses for personal enrichment without receiving college credit. Students are able to audit courses in either the online or correspondence format. Audit students will have access to the course information and are able to complete assignments and receive feedback. 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.

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