Partnerships

Bethesda Temple Bible Institute

St. Louis Christian College will validate up to 30 hours of credit earned by graduates of Bethesda Temple Bible Institute’s Certificate of Ministry Development program. The credits will be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry degree in the St. Louis Christian College Adult Evening program.

Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL)

Students can earn 12 semester hours of credit at CanIL that may be applied toward the B.S. in Intercultural and Urban Missions (IUM) at SLCC. The CanIL courses included in the agreement constitute a rapid introduction to the science of applied linguistics and are of particular interest to students who wish to become Bible translators or literacy specialists. The credits earned count not only toward SLCC’s IUM degree but also toward CanIL’s Linguistics Technician Training Track, as well as completing the prerequisites for the Master of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis and the Master of Arts in Linguistics. Students enrolled in the program attend classes at CanIL on the Trinity Western University campus in Langley, BC during their semester of CanIL coursework.

Typically, the CanIL classes take place during the summer months in Langley, BC. There are many advantages to summer courses, which include on-campus housing availability, reduced tuition rate, and the lovely British Columbia summer weather.

Central Methodist University (CMU)

Students who earn an Associate of Arts in General Studies at SLCC may transfer 43 credit hours to Central Methodist University and work towards obtaining a B.S. in Child Development. The degree qualifies students to establish and manage their own daycare centers, both commercial and non-profit. Those centers may be church-based, hospital-based (education support for long-term patients) or home-based (programs for underprivileged children). Graduates also are qualified to teach in or manage before- and after-school programs, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, and other community action programs such as Head Start and the Urban League. Central Methodist University is a regionally accredited university.

Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL)

Students can earn 15 semester hours of credit at GIAL that may be applied toward the B.S. in Intercultural and Urban Missions (IUM) at SLCC.  The GIAL courses included in the agreement constitute a rapid introduction to the science of applied linguistics and are of particular interest to students who wish to become Bible translators or literacy specialists.  The credits earned count not only toward SLCC’s IUM degree but also toward GIAL’s Certificate of Applied Linguistics, the foundational program for its Master’s Degree in Linguistics.   Students enrolled in the program reside on the GIAL campus in Dallas during their semester of GIAL coursework. The Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics is a regionally accredited institution.

Greenville University

SLCC and Greenville University have a cooperative Two-Plus-Two plan that enables students who complete the SLCC Associates of Arts degree in General Studies to enter Greenville University with junior status.

Heartland Christian College

St. Louis Christian College and Heartland Christian College have reached agreement that will enable Heartland Christian College students to transfer up to 64 credit hours (specific courses have been identified as transferable) towards the Bachelor of Science, Christian Ministry degree at St. Louis Christian College.

Hope International University

St. Louis Christian College and Hope International University (HIU) have several agreements. SLCC students can work on an Associates Degree and simultaneously work on an online Bachelor Degree from HIU. To enter one of the HIU programs, students need a minimum cumulate GPA of 2.5. The following online Bachelor Degrees at HIU are available to SLCC students:

BA Business Administration
BA Business Administration (Sports Business Management)
BS Criminal Justice BS Human Development (Addiction Studies)
BS Human Development (Community Mental Health & Counseling)
BS Human Development (Family Studies)
BA Liberal Studies: Teacher’s Preparation (Early Childhood Education)
BA Liberal Studies: Teacher’s Preparation (Elementary Education)
BA Liberal Studies: Teacher’s Preparation (Secondary Education)
BA Liberal Studies: Teacher’s Preparation (Secondary Education – English)
BA Liberal Studies: Teacher’s Preparation (Secondary Education – Social Science)

Additionally, SLCC students may also take courses through HIU as a non-degree seeking student.

Also, In partnership with HIU, St. Louis Christian College offers students the experience of a semester abroad in Nazareth, Israel.  Students enroll for credit at HIU and take up to four courses for credit at Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary.  Course credits are then transferred to SLCC to apply to students’ SLCC degree program. Hope International University is a regionally accredited university.

According to another partnership agreement with HIU, qualified senior students at SLCC may enroll for up to nine semester hours of online graduate-level coursework at HIU.  The credits will apply both to an undergraduate degree at SLCC and a graduate degree at HIU. Participating students must apply to HIU late in their junior year at SLCC and must complete the admissions process prior to enrolling in HIU coursework.

Learning Solutions

St. Louis Christian College is a member of this cooperative, educational partnership based in Franklin, TN, that offers college courses for credit by utilizing the Internet and distance education resources.  A limited number of Learning Solutions courses are approved for access by SLCC students each term; interested students should check with the SLCC registrar for course availability.  Credit is awarded by St. Louis Christian College.

Lindenwood University

According to an agreement between SLCC and Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri, students may transfer an Associate’s Degree from SLCC into programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Lindenwood. Students will be granted up to 90 semester hours of credit toward the Bachelor’s Degree at LU, subject to specific course equivalencies agreed upon by the two institutions. Lindenwood University is a regionally accredited private university offering programs in American Studies, Business, Education, Fine Arts and Science.

Merold Institute of Ministry at Harvester Christian Church

St. Louis Christian College will validate up to 12 hours of credit earned by graduates of the Merold Institute of Ministry certificate program. Furthermore, St. Louis Christian College will validate 3 hours of credit for students who complete the “Teachings of Jesus” course (with a modified syllabus and $99 course fee) and earn a grade of “C” or better. Additional details surrounding the “Teachings of Jesus” course can be obtained from St. Louis Christian College.

Pioneer Missions Institute

Pioneer Bible Translators sponsors this one-week summer program of discovery or readiness for those who want to explore their interest and ability to serve in God’s mission in the world. The institute is held in Dallas, Texas, each June. Students may earn college credit for lectures, reading, and tests that are given during the institute. Students may receive credit for the following courses:

PMI I The Discovery Program: Strategy for Missions – Bible Translation
Introduces students to areas of study preparatory to serving effectively on a foreign field, with special attention given to a team approach to Bible translation ministry. The topics include cultural anthropology, team building, phonetics/phonology, linguistics, and language acquisition. 1 Credit.

PMI II The Readiness Program: Pre-field Orientation Workshop
Introduces students to dynamics of interpersonal relations for missionaries; development of relations with the sending congregations; meeting educational needs of family; maintenance of physical and emotional health on the field; and development of accounting and reporting method for fiscal accountability. Prerequisite: PMI I or special permission from Pioneer Bible Translators. 1 Credit.

University of Missouri – St. Louis

St. Louis Christian College and the University of Missouri – St. Louis have entered into a cooperative transfer alliance, whereby students who earn an Associate of Arts in General Studies at SLCC may transfer 46 credit hours to UMSL. The full range of UMSL’s undergraduate programs are then available to the transferring student. The university offers many different bachelors’ programs, including Sociology, Accounting, Engineering, Business, and Education. Interested students should work closely with the SLCC registrar for advisement prior to transfer.

Urshan College

St. Louis Christian College and Urshan College have entered into an agreement that enables Urshan College students to complete St. Louis Christian College’s Bachelor of Science-Bible & Christian Ministry degree. Students electing the SLCC-BSCM program option must meet Urshan College’s requirements that total 93 credit hours and St. Louis Christian College’s requirements that total 33 hours.