Graduation Requirements

It is the student’s responsibility to track their graduation progress and enroll in classes needed for their degree. Students are encouraged to check with the CCSC School Of Discipleship Office to be sure they are on track. For the Degree and Certificate of Completion programs, a minimum of 68 credits must be completed with a passing grade (C- or above). All financial obligations must be settled at the beginning of the semester in which the student intends to graduate and there is a small graduation fee.

Here are the Course Requirements for our 68 credit program:

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY

COURSESCORE REQUIREMENTS (56 units)WORSHIP LEADERSHIP
(12 units)
BIBLICAL STUDIES
(12 units)
LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION
(12 units)
GENERAL STUDIES
(12 units)
OT / NT SURVEY
OT301 OT SURVEY
3
OT302 OT SURVEY3
NT301 NT SURVEY3
NT302 NT SURVEY3
PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
M199 PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN MINISTRY60 Hours per Semester
M180 CHURCH ATTENDANCE30 Hours per Semester
MINISTRY TRAINING
MT170 INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY3
MT320 SELF CONFRONTATION3
MT150 SHORT TERM MISSIONS / EVANGELISM3
REQUIRED BIBLE
OT310 GENESIS3
OT354 JOHN3
OT355 ACTS3
OT356 ROMANS3
OT359 GALATIANS / EPHESIANS3
NT377 REVELATION3
THEOLOGY
TH180 CALVARY DISTINCTIVES3
TH348 BIBLIOLOGY3
WORSHIP EMPHASIS
WO330 WORSHIP SONGWRITING3
WO327 WORSHIP MINISTRY ADMINISTRATION3
WO331 WORSHIP TEAM PRACTICUM3
WO320 THEOLOGY OF WORSHIP3
BIBLICAL STUDIES EMPHASIS
PT305 PREACHING3
TH301 CHURCH HISTORY3
TH363 APOLOGETICS3
TH410 ESCHATOLOGY3
CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION EMPHASIS
CL620 PASTORAL CARE / MINISTRY3
CL306 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT3
MT400 PIONEERING WORKS FOR GOD3
MT430 CHURCH ADMINISTRATION3
ELECTIVES
MI310 MISSIONS AND CHURCH PLANTING3
NT369 HEBREWS3
OT330 ECCLESIASTES3
OT332 ISAIAH3
OT336 DANIEL3

Core Requirements:

A minimum of 56 credits must be completed by the following required courses:

Old Testament and New Testament Survey Courses: A minimum 12 credits must be completed with the Old Testament and New Testament Survey courses.  Each Survey Course is a 3 credit class and consists of a self paced verse-by-verse study through the entire Bible taught by Pastor Chuck Smith.  Students must complete both the Old and New Testament Survey Courses to qualify for graduation.

Practical Christian Ministry: A minimum of 4 credits must be completed.  Students are required to serve at their local fellowship for a minimum number of 4 hours each week.  Students must enroll for 4 semesters to qualify for graduation.

Church Attendance: A minimum of 4 credits must be completed.  Students are required to attend their local fellowship for a minimum 1 service per week. Students must enroll for 4 semesters to qualify for graduation.

Required Bible Courses: A minimum of 18 credits must be completed with required Bible classes. These include Genesis (3 credits), John (3 credits), Acts (3 credits), Romans (3 credits), Galatians / Ephesians (3 credits) and Revelation (3 credits).

Theology Courses: A minimum of 6 credits must be completed with required Theology classes. These include Bibliology (3 credits) and Calvary Distinctives (3 credits).

Ministry Courses: A minimum of 12 credits must be completed with a required Ministry course. This could be Inductive Bible Study (3 credits), Self-Confrontation (6 credits) class.

Elective Courses:

General Ministry Certificate: A minimum of 12 credits must be completed. Any class that is not a required class will count toward this requirement.

Degree Emphasis: A minimum of 12 credits must be completed from the list of courses in a Degree Emphasis. We offer three emphasis.  Worship, Biblical Studies, Christian Leadership and Administration.

As part of the 68 credits needed for graduation, each student must participate in a short-term missions trip or evangelistic outreach prior to graduation.

It is the responsibility of the student to track his or her progress toward a degree through the use of the graduation worksheet available from the CCSC School Of Discipleship.