Working Adults

St. Louis Christian College offers a variety of programs for non-traditional students. Besides our traditional day program, adults have the option of pursuing accelerated degrees by attending evening classes once a week. Students may work towards both associates and bachelor degrees. SLCC makes earning your degree convenient and affordable.

Credit for Prior Learning, Training, and Life Experience

Adult students can complete their degree more quickly by taking advantage of the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) option (also called “Credit by Demonstrated Competency” - CDC). Students may be eligible for up to 30 hours of credit for vocational training or life (including military) experience. Besides CPL students may transfer credits from other accredited colleges, universities, etc. or even take advantage of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

SLCC’s goal is to help adult students obtain their degree quickly at a low cost. Our accredited courses and degree programs qualify students for federal financial aid programs. Additionally, our scholarship programs can assist you in reducing your overall cost of attendance.

SLCC’s evening courses allow working adults to learn when their schedule allows, providing maximum flexibility and convenience.

Adult Degree Programs (Evenings)

Students can complete a bachelor’s degree in as little as 48 months, as courses are offered year-round. St. Louis Christian College offers three Adult Degree Programs:


Associate Degree

Bachelor Degree

(follows the Associate)

Bachelor Degree

(Degree Completion for students transferring in prior work)


Associate of Applied Science in Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry

Bachelor of Science in Bible & Christian Ministry

Credit Hours




Length to Complete

2 years

4 years

2 years

Enrollment Age Requirement

21 years old

23 years old

23 years old

  • All classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m (Thursday at our extension site).
  • All classes are designed with adult learners in mind and feature flexible options for each student.
  • Most courses are conducted in a hybrid format, requiring that students engage in an online discussion forum.
  • Students can begin coursework in either January or July.
  • 10 courses per year are offered in each program.

Adult Certificate Options (Evenings)

SLCC offers the Bible Knowledge Certificate and the Christian Leader’s Certificate. A certificate is awarded to students who satisfactorily complete 30 continuing education units in prescribed adult evening courses.

Why St. Louis Christian College? 

  • Affordable – Known for our quality of education, SLCC has one of the lowest tuition rates for an accredited institution in the Midwest.
  • Value – Combining the low tuition of SLCC with the high quality biblical education you receive from experienced Christian faculty, a degree from SLCC is the most affordable and best value in the greater St. Louis area.
  • Biblical – All of our courses and degree programs are filled with the practical application of God’s Word, taught by experienced Christian faculty.
  • Shorter Time to Your Degree – With generous credit policies in granting credit for prior experience to transferring past credits earned, our goal is to provide the best starting point to finish your degree in the least possible amount of time.
  • Community Environment – All SLCC students have access to faculty and staff members and other students to encourage Christ-centered life learning in community.
  • Enroll anytime – SLCC online courses provide you the maximum flexibility in when to start your education.

Are you interested in starting your degree while working?

If your answer is “Yes,” SLCC’s admissions staff will help get you started! Our responsive admissions counselors will take time to understand your needs and help you determine the best plan to complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Do you want to reach your goals?

Start today by contacting an SLCC admissions counselor and find out what makes SLCC a leader in educating working adults!





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