What is the purpose of the Continuing Education program?
The Continuing Education program is an excellent option for lay men and women who desire to deepen their understanding of God’s Word and to increase their effectiveness in ministry. These students have the opportunity to experience some of the benefits of seminary training without the cost and time commitment typically required.
Continuing Education courses are non-credit and are not transferable as academic credit (though they are transcripted and are counted towards Continuing Education Units or CEUs by organizations such as ACSI, the Association of Christian Schools International). If a non-credit participant is subsequently admitted to a credit program and wishes to receive credit for a course, the course must be repeated with all work completed and graded during the repeated course.
Non-credit students are expected to meet all course prerequisites. Enrollment will be limited for some courses, with registration priority given to credit students.
Ordinarily, non-credit students should not participate in the classroom discussion unless invited to do so by the professor. Although non-credit students are not expected to complete assignments, their experience is enhanced if they complete the readings so they can come to the classroom with the same shared background of information as the other students. Non-credit students must be respectful of the fact that class time with the professor is limited and priority needs to be given to credit students.