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The Canadian Baptist College is recognized by the Province of Alberta, and the Diploma of Christian Studies (DCS) is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). This diploma is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit under the DLI number 019256741082.

Diploma of Christian Studies (DCS)

This program is designed for students who may not need a four-year baccalaureate degree to meet their educational objectives. The DCS will provide students with a solid grounding in their Christian faith preparing them to continue their studies at a university or technical college for those who seek additional training.




Graduates with the Diploma of Christian Studies will be trained to:


1. Mature in their Christian faith while learning to engage the world.

2. Gain understanding in biblical and theological issues.

3. Grow in multiple areas of Christian studies and ministry skills.

4. Become more well-rounded as they expand their knowledge in general education studies.




1. The prerequisite for this diploma is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

2. A total of 60 credit hours is required for the completion of the diploma.


The following outlines the required courses that students must take in order to complete the Diploma of Christian Studies:


Diploma of Christian Studies (DCS)
Biblical and Theological Studies
1B1311 Old Testament Survey 3
1B2311 New Testament Survey 3
OT or NT Bible Book Study 3
1T1311 Christian Theology 3
Total 12
Christian Studies
1T1312 Christian World View 3
1P2341 Christian Service I 3
Choose 5 courses from the following:
1P3322 Principles of Leadership 3
1P3331 Spiritual Development 3
1P3301 Growing in Christlikeness 3
1P3302 Prayer 3
1B3301 God with Us: The Story of the Bible 3
1E2322 Teaching Christ-followers 3
1E1342 Living & Sharing the Gospel 3
1E1341 Missions & Church Planting 3
1T4311 World Religions 3
1P2151/2 Experiencing God Life Group I & II 3
Total 21
General Studies
1L3311 English Composition 101 3
1L3313 English Composition 102 3
1L4311 Classics of Christian Literature 3
1V1311 Public Speaking 3
1V4301 Health & Wellness 3
1H3311 Western Civilization 101 
1H3312 Western Civilization 102 3
Total 18
Free Electives
Credit Hours 9
Total credits hours for Diploma of Christian Studies 60

Recognized by the Province of Alberta. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).


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