Associate of Theology Degree (A.Th.)

 

The Associate of Theology degree is an 81-credit program designed to equip Christian leaders and Ministers. It is a two year degree building on core Bible classes, core doctrinal classes and elective courses designed to lay a strong Christian foundation and equip the leader for ministry. The objective of this program is to equip each students through a thorough understanding of the Bible to serve God and His church.

For a detailed description of classes please consult the course catalog.

 

Core Bible Classes: (30 credits total for completion)

  • Genesis (3 credits)
  • A Gospel (3 credits)
  • Romans (3 credits)
  • Revelation (3 credits)
  • Acts (3 credits)
  • Additional Bible Book (15 credits)

Each of the core Bible classes are 3 credits and reflect the emphasis that CCBC Seattle places on the Word of God.  Whereas different matters of doctrine may be explained topically, CCBC Seattle chooses to teach doctrine in the context of Scripture itself (for example, we teach the book of Romans rather than a class looking at the doctrine of Soteriology).

 

Core Doctrinal Classes: (10 credits total for completion)

  • Introduction to Hermeneutics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Theology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Missiology (2 credits)
  • Introduction to Apologetics (2 credits)

As a complement to our study of God’s Word, CCBC Seattle offers core doctrinal classes’ essential in the understanding of emerging Christian leaders. Each class will give a broad introduction to the topic of study emphasized, as well as a brief look at the current events surrounding these topics, a foundation of the terms used in each topic, and training in the tools needed for further study.

 

 Bible Survey as taught by Pastor Chuck Smith: (12 credits total for completion)

  • New Testament I (3 credits)
  • New Testament II (3 credits)
  • Old Testament I (3 credits)
  • Old Testament II (3 credits)

A distinctive of all the Calvary Chapel Bible College Campuses is the Through the Bible classes with Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (‘Chuck Tracks’). God used Pastor Chuck to start the Calvary Chapel movement over 40 years ago and Chuck Tracks offer the opportunity to examine the wealth of study of Pastor Chuck as he goes verse-by-verse, book-by-book, through the entire Bible.

 

 General Studies: (33 credits total for completion)

  • PNW Pastors Conference (1 credit first fall semester)
  • Public Devotional Speaking (1 credit each semester)
  • Practical Christian Service (2 credits each semester)
  • Discipleship (2 credits each semester)
  • Missions Week (1 credit each year)
  • Koinonia (1 credit each semester)
  • Electives (6 credits)*

Rounding out your Certificate of Biblical Studies are preparatory classes aimed at strengthening the head and the heart. From learning common skills of writing, reading and speaking to deepening your heart for service, these classes will be some of the most loved and challenging of the program.

* Electives vary by semester; contact the CCBC office or the Dean of Academics for specific semester offerings.

 

Associate of Theology semester breakdown: 

Semester 1 – Fall Semester 2 – Spring
PNW Pastors Conference (1 credit) Gospel (3 credits)
Genesis (3 credits) Revelation (3 credits)
Romans (3 credits) Introduction to Theology (3 credits)
Introduction to Hermeneutics (3 credits) Additional Bible Book (3 credits)
NT Survey I (3 credits) NT Survey II (3 credits)
Practical Christian Ministry (2 credits) Practical Christian Ministry (2 credits)
Public Devotional Speaking (1 credit) Public Devotional Speaking (1 credit)
Discipleship (2 credits) Discipleship (2 credits)
Koinonia (1 credit) Koinonia (1 credit)
Missions Week (1 credit)
19 credits total

 22 credits total

Semester 3 – Fall Semester 4 – Spring
Acts (3 credits) Introduction to Apologetics (2 credits)
Introduction to Missiology (2 credits) Additional Bible Book (3 credits)
Additional Bible Book (3 credits) Additional Bible Book (3 credits)
Additional Bible Book (3 credits) Elective (2 credits)
Elective (2 credits) Elective (2 credits)
OT Survey I (3 credits) OT Survey II (3 credits)
Public Devotional Speaking (1 credit) Practical Christian Ministry (2 credits)
Practical Christian Ministry (2 credits) Public Devotional Speaking (1 credit)
Koinonia (1 credit) Koinonia (1 credit)
Missions Week (1 credit)
20 credits total 20 credits total

 

Credits 

Calvary Chapel Bible College Seattle operates on a semester system, offering two semesters per year. One unit of credit represents 14-16 hours of lecture, discussion, recitation, or in-class work, or any combination thereof in a semester along with 14-16 hours of preparation, reading, take-home tests, written papers, or home work, or any combination thereof in a semester.

All on-campus students must takea  a minimum of 17 credits per semester. Since 81 credits are required for graduation, it is ideal for students to enroll in at least 20 credits each semester to be completed in two years. Off-campus students may enroll in part-time classes up to 14 credits or full-time classes with a minimum of 15 credits. 

Generally, students at Calvary Chapel Bible College Seattle are not permitted to take more than 22 credits in a semester. Students with a 3.85 GPA or higher may petition to enroll in more than 22 credits. No student may take more than 24 credits.