On June 7, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and
Universities approved Multnomah's proposal of a college Degree Completion Program.
Multnomah's Degree Completion Program will commence in the fall of 2007.
Degree Completion Program allows students to complete the degree they once
started in just 23 months. This is made possible because the program offers an
accelerated, nontraditional option for students desiring to earn a Bachelor of
completion the focus is on student-centered learning, and classes are scheduled
at convenient times one night per week, which allows them to work or be engaged
in ministry full-time, while being eligible for financial aid assistance," Larry
McCullough, Multnomah's Adult
Degree Completion Program coordinator said. Multnomah Bible
College will conduct
classes from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The program offers two majors: the Leadership and Ministry
major is for those who are called to serve in local church ministry or who wish
to play a more significant role in the local church; the Biblical Foundations
major is for those wanting to effectively integrate biblical and theological
truth with contemporary life and thought.
Courses are designed to improve student's Bible knowledge
and communication, leadership, management, and ministry skills. As students
entering the program will likely have professional employment experience, this
course of study will help them apply this practical experience into formal
education for their greatest benefit. Students will also be able to convert
life experience and prior learning into credit.
In conjunction with this program, Multnomah Bible
College has partnered
with the Consortium of Online Christian Colleges to make online courses
available to students in the program. Students may use online courses for
general education requirements and electives rather than substitutions for
courses in the core curriculum.
Multnomah's Degree Completion Program opens up a number of
possibilities for people who have partially-completed degrees. Graduates from
degree completion programs like Multnomah's have received promotions at work,
gone on to graduate schools, and changed occupations or ministries.
Multnomah is recruiting students for two fall cohorts: a
Monday night group that will begin in early October, and a Thursday evening
group that will begin in mid-November.
For more information, contact Multnomah at 503.251.6413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.