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CHANGES COMING IN 2016
In 2016, WCBCS will be making changes to the degree programs, offering only 1 Associate, 1 Bachelor, and 1 Master degree. (all degrees will continue to remain ministry-based) However, we will maintain all of the specializations currently being offered as degrees. For example, the Bachelor of Ministry degree will have specializations in biblical counseling, church business administration, general ministry, missions, worship arts, and youth ministry. While this represents a significant change in HOW we confer our degrees, it will help us to better align with standards for accreditation as we continue to move forward. 

These are the current degree plan offerings from West Coast Bible College & Seminary for 2016. New degree plans will be announced if, and when, the accreditation process is completed in South Africa.

Associate Degree
General Ministries

Bachelor Degrees
Biblical Counseling
Biblical Counseling (Eating Disorder Specialization)
Church Business Administration
General Ministries
Missions Degree
Worship Arts
Youth Ministries (The Youth Leader's Coach School of Youth Ministry)

Master Degrees
Biblical Counseling
Church Business Administration 
Religious Education
Worship Studies

Doctoral Degrees (The Robert Harold Harrison Sr. School of Ministry)
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Biblical Counseling

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ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL MINISTRIES (60 HOURS)

Bible (5 classes)
BIBL 101 Interpreting the Bible (REQUIRED)
BIBL 102 Manners and Customs of Bible Times
BIBL 103 Foundation of Theology
BIBL 201 Old Testament Overview
BIBL 202 New Testament Overview

Business (2 classes)
BUSI 101 Foundations of Business
BUSI 201 Marketing

Counseling (2 classes)
COUN 101 Biblical Crisis Counseling
COUN 201 Marriage Counseling

English/Communications (3 classes)
ENG 101 English Composition (REQUIRED)
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 201 Message/Lesson Preparation

General Ministries (5 classes)
MIN 101 Prayer
MIN 102 Children’s Ministry in the 21st Century
MIN 103 Student Ministry in the 21st Century
MIN 201 Christian Leadership
MIN 202 The Worship Experience

Personal Life (2 classes)
LIFE 101 The Personal Life of a Minister
LIFE 201 Personal Management (Family, self, ministry, time, etc.)

Technology (1 classes)
TECH 101 Technology In Services and Ministry

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BACHELOR DEGREES

(120 hours - prerequisite: High school diploma or GED)

Each Bachelor class is the equivalent of 3 credit hours of content addressed. 

BACHELOR OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING (120 hours)

This degree is not designed for state licensure, but rather for pastoral counseling; most often in church ministry. Upon completion, a student may become ordained and ordained ministers, in most states, are allowed to function as Christian counselors and even open up their own Christian counseling practices. Please check with your state regulations if you are interested in opening up your own practice.

More info about Pastoral Counseling
http://aapc.org/content/state-licensing-pastoral-counselors

Get Professional Pastoral Counseling Membership
http://aapc.org/

Bible(10 classes)
BIBL 101 Interpreting the Bible
BIBL 102 Manners and Customs of Bible Times
BIBL 103Foundation of Theology
BIBL 201 Old Testament Overview
BIBL 202 New Testament Overview
BIBL 301 Old Testament: The Books of Moses
BIBL 302 Old Testament: Historical Books
BIBL 304 Old Testament: Books of the Prophets
BIBL 401 New Testament: The Four Gospels & Acts
BIBL 404 Church History

Business (4 classes)
BUSI 101 Foundations of Business
BUSI 201 Marketing
BUSI 301 Practical Church Business Administration
BUSI 401 Strategic Ministry

Counseling (8 classes)
COUN 101 Biblical Crisis Counseling
COUN 102 Introduction to Ethics in Counseling
COUN 201 Marriage Counseling
COUN 202 Family Counseling
COUN 301 Counseling Life Issues
COUN 302 Grief and Trauma Counseling
COUN 401 Conflict Resolution
COUN 402 Counseling Victims of Abuse

English/Communications (4 classes)
ENG 101 English Composition
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 201 Message/Lesson Preparation
COMM 301 Apologetics: How To Communicate What You Believe

General Ministries (9 classes)
MIN 101 Prayer
MIN 201 Christian Leadership
MIN 202 The Worship Experience
MIN 302 Evangelism and Effective Follow Up
MIN 303 Missions (Mission and Planning)
MIN 401 World Religions
MIN 402 Creating Effective Small Groups
MIN 403 Christian Discipleship
MIN 404 Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

Personal Life (4 classes)
LIFE 101 The Personal Life of a Minister
LIFE 201 Personal Management (Family, self, ministry, time, etc.)
LIFE 301 The Minister's Finances
LIFE 401 Practical Duties Of The Minister

Technology (1 class)
TECH 101 Technology In Services and Ministry

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BACHELOR OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING - Eating Disorder Specialization
(120 hours)

This degree is not designed for state licensure, but rather for pastoral counseling, most often in the confines of a church. Upon completion, a student may become ordained and ordained ministers, in most states, are allowed to function as Christian counselors and even open up their own Christian counseling practices. Please check with your state regulations if you are interested in opening up your own practice.

More info about Pastoral Counseling
http://aapc.org/content/state-licensing-pastoral-counselors

Get Professional Pastoral Counseling Membership
http://aapc.org/

Bible
BIBL 101 Interpreting the Bible
BIBL 102 Manners and Customs of Bible Times
BIBL 103Foundation of Theology
BIBL 201 Old Testament Overview
BIBL 202 New Testament Overview
BIBL 301 Old Testament: The Books of Moses
BIBL 302 Old Testament: Historical Books
BIBL 304 Old Testament: Books of the Prophets
BIBL 401 New Testament: The Four Gospels & Acts
BIBL 404 Church History

Business
BUSI 101 Foundations of Business
BUSI 201 Marketing
BUSI 401 Strategic Ministry

Counseling
COUN 101 Biblical Crisis Counseling
COUN 102 Introduction to Ethics in Counseling
COUN 201 Marriage Counseling
COUN 202 Family Counseling
COUN 301 Counseling Life Issues
COUN 302 Grief and Trauma Counseling
COUN 401 Conflict Resolution
COUN 402 Counseling Victims of Abuse

Counseling – Eating Disorder
COED 101 Foundations of Eating Disorders
COED 201 Counseling Eating Disorders
COED 301 Families and Eating Disorders
COED 401 Nutritional Counseling

English/Communication
ENG 101 English Composition
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 201 Message/Lesson Preparation
COMM 301 Apologetics: How To Communicate What You Believe

General Ministries
MIN 101 Prayer
MIN 201 Christian Leadership
MIN 202 The Worship Experience
MIN 302 Evangelism and Effective Follow Up
MIN 402 Creating Effective Small Groups
MIN 403 Christian Discipleship
MIN 404 Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

Personal Life
LIFE 101 The Personal Life of a Minister
LIFE 201 Personal Management (Family, self, ministry, time, etc.)
LIFE 301 The Minister's Finances

Technology
TECH 101 Technology In Services and Ministry

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BACHELOR OF CHURCH BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (120 hours)

Bible(10 classes)
BIBL 101 Interpreting the Bible
BIBL 102 Manners and Customs of Bible Times
BIBL 103Foundation of Theology
BIBL 201 Old Testament Overview
BIBL 202 New Testament Overview
BIBL 301 Old Testament: The Books of Moses
BIBL 302 Old Testament: Historical Books
BIBL 304 Old Testament: Books of the Prophets
BIBL 401 New Testament: The Four Gospels & Acts
BIBL 404 Church History

Business (8 classes)
BUSI 101 Foundations of Business
BUSI 102 Business Ethics
BUSI 201 Marketing
BUSI 202 Business Communication
BUSI 301 Practical Church Business Administration
BUSI 302 Accounting
BUSI 401 Strategic Ministry
BUSI 402 Business Management

Counseling (4 classes)
COUN 101 Biblical Crisis Counseling
COUN 201 Marriage Counseling
COUN 301 Counseling Life Issues
COUN 401 Conflict Resolution

English/Communications (4 classes)
ENG 101 English Composition
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 201 Message/Lesson Preparation
COMM 301 Apologetics: How To Communicate What You Believe

General Ministries (9 classes)
MIN 101 Prayer
MIN 201 Christian Leadership
MIN 202 The Worship Experience
MIN 302 Evangelism and Effective Follow Up
MIN 303 Missions (Mission and Planning)
MIN 401 World Religions
MIN 402 Creating Effective Small Groups
MIN 403 Christian Discipleship
MIN 404 Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

Personal Life (4 classes)
LIFE 101 The Personal Life of a Minister
LIFE 201 Personal Management (Family, self, ministry, time, etc.)
LIFE 301 The Minister's Finances
LIFE 401 Practical Duties Of The Minister

Technology (1 class)
TECH 101 Technology In Services and Ministry

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BACHELOR OF GENERAL MINISTRIES DEGREE (120 hours)

Bible(10 classes)
BIBL 101 Interpreting the Bible
BIBL 102 Manners and Customs of Bible Times
BIBL 103Foundation of Theology
BIBL 201 Old Testament Overview
BIBL 202 New Testament Overview
BIBL 301 Old Testament: The Books of Moses
BIBL 302 Old Testament: Historical Books
BIBL 303 Old Testament: Books of Wisdom
BIBL 304 Old Testament: Books of the Prophets
BIBL 401 New Testament: The Four Gospels & Acts
BIBL 402 New Testament: Romans – Philemon
BIBL 403 New Testament: Hebrews – Revelation
BIBL 404 Church History

Business (4 classes)
BUSI 101 Foundations of Business
BUSI 201 Marketing
BUSI 301 Practical Church Business Administration
BUSI 401 Strategic Ministry

Counseling (4 classes)
COUN 101 Biblical Crisis Counseling
COUN 201 Marriage Counseling
COUN 301 Counseling Life Issues
COUN 401 Conflict Resolution

English/Communications (4 classes)
ENG 101 English Composition
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 201 Message/Lesson Preparation
COMM 301 Apologetics: How To Communicate What You Believe

General Ministries (13 classes)
MIN 101 Prayer
MIN 102 Children’s Ministry in the 21st Century
MIN 103 Student Ministry in the 21st Century
MIN 104 Single Adults Ministry in the 21st Century
MIN 201 Christian Leadership
MIN 202 The Worship Experience
MIN 301 Principles of Breakout Church in the 21st Century
MIN 302 Evangelism and Effective Follow Up
MIN 303 Missions (Mission and planning)
MIN 401 World Religions
MIN 402 Creating Effective Small Groups
MIN 403 Christian Discipleship
MIN 404 Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

Personal Life (4 classes)
LIFE 101 The Personal Life of a Minister
LIFE 201 Personal Management (Family, self, ministry, time, etc.)
LIFE 301 The Minister's Finances
LIFE 401 Practical Duties Of The Minister

Technology (1 class)
TECH 101 Technology In Services and Ministry

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BACHELOR OF MISSIONS DEGREE (120 hours)

Bible (12 classes)
BIBL 101 Interpreting the Bible
BIBL 102 Manners and Customs of Bible Times
BIBL 103Foundation of Theology
BIBL 201 Old Testament Overview
BIBL 202 New Testament Overview
BIBL 301 Old Testament: The Books of Moses
BIBL 302 Old Testament: Historical Books
BIBL 303 Old Testament: Books of Wisdom
BIBL 304 Old Testament: Books of the Prophets
BIBL 401 New Testament: The Four Gospels & Acts
BIBL 402 New Testament: Romans – Philemon
BIBL 403 New Testament: Hebrews – Revelation
BIBL 404 Church History

Business (2 classes)
BUSI 101 Foundations of Business
BUSI 401 Strategic Ministry

Counseling (4 classes)
COUN 101 Biblical Crisis Counseling
COUN 201 Marriage Counseling
COUN 301 Counseling Life Issues
COUN 401 Conflict Resolution

English/Communications (4 classes)
ENG 101 English Composition
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 201 Message/Lesson Preparation
COMM 301 Apologetics: How To Communicate What You Believe

General Ministries (5 classes)
MIN 101 Prayer
MIN 201 Christian Leadership
MIN 302 Evangelism and Effective Follow Up
MIN 303 Missions (Mission and planning)
MIN 402 Creating Effective Small Groups

Missions (8 classes)
MISS 101 Practical Issues in Missions 1
MISS 102 Practical Issues in Missions 2
MISS 201 Missions in the Book of Acts 1
MISS 202 Missions in the Book of Acts 2
MISS 301 World Perspectives
MISS 302 Cross Cultural Principles
MISS 401 Missions Anthropology
MISS 402 Short-Term Trips

Personal Life (4 classes)
LIFE 101 The Personal Life of a Minister
LIFE 201 Personal Management (Family, self, ministry, time, etc.)
LIFE 301 The Minister's Finances
LIFE 401 Practical Duties Of The Minister

Technology (1 class)
TECH 101 Technology In Services and Ministry

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BACHELOR OF WORSHIP ARTS DEGREE (120 hours)

Bible(10 classes)
BIBL 101 Interpreting the Bible
BIBL 102 Manners and Customs of Bible Times
BIBL 103Foundation of Theology
BIBL 201 Old Testament Overview
BIBL 202 New Testament Overview
BIBL 301 Old Testament: The Books of Moses
BIBL 302 Old Testament: Historical Books
BIBL 304 Old Testament: Books of the Prophets
BIBL 401 New Testament: The Four Gospels & Acts
BIBL 404 Church History

Business (4 classes)
BUSI 101 Foundations of Business
BUSI 201 Marketing
BUSI 301 Practical Church Business Administration
BUSI 401 Strategic Ministry

Counseling (4 classes)
COUN 101 Biblical Crisis Counseling
COUN 201 Marriage Counseling
COUN 301 Counseling Life Issues
COUN 401 Conflict Resolution

English/Communications (4 classes)
ENG 101 English Composition
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 201 Message/Lesson Preparation
COMM 301 Apologetics: How To Communicate What You Believe

General Ministries (5 classes)
MIN 101 Prayer
MIN 201 Christian Leadership
MIN 202 The Worship Experience
MIN 302 Evangelism and Effective Follow Up
MIN 303 Missions (Mission and planning)
MIN 401 World Religions
MIN 404 Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

Personal Life (4 classes)
LIFE 101 The Personal Life of a Minister
LIFE 201 Personal Management (Family, self, ministry, time, etc.)
LIFE 301 The Minister's Finances
LIFE 401 Practical Duties Of The Minister

Technology (1 class)
TECH 101 Technology In Services and Ministry

Worship Degree (8 Classes)
WORS 101 Worship Basics: The Authentic Worshiper and Engaging Your Audience in Worship
WORS 102 Building A Worship Team
WORS 201 Creating Flow in a Worship Gathering
WORS 202 Basic Music Theory (Musicians and Vocals)
WORS 301 Songwriting (Bringing Originality to your Church)
WORS 302 The Art of Leading Worship
WORS 401 Creative Technology (Sound and Lightning)
WORS 402 Effective Vocals in Worship

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BACHELOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES DEGREE (120 hours)
The Youth Leader's Coach School of Youth Ministry

Bible (13 classes)
BIBL 101 Interpreting the Bible
BIBL 102 Manners and Customs of Bible Times
BIBL 103Foundation of Theology
BIBL 201 Old Testament Overview
BIBL 202 New Testament Overview
BIBL 301 Old Testament: The Books of Moses
BIBL 302 Old Testament: Historical Books
BIBL 303 Old Testament: Books of Wisdom
BIBL 304 Old Testament: Books of the Prophets
BIBL 401 New Testament: The Four Gospels & Acts
BIBL 402 New Testament: Romans – Philemon
BIBL 403 New Testament: Hebrews – Revelation
BIBL 404 Church History

Business (2 classes)
BUSI 101 Foundations of Business
BUSI 401 Strategic Ministry

Counseling (3 classes)
COUN 101 Biblical Crisis Counseling
COUN 301 Counseling Life Issues
COUN 401 Conflict Resolution

English/Communications (4 classes)
ENG 101 English Composition
COMM 101 Public Speaking
COMM 201 Message/Lesson Preparation
COMM 301 Apologetics: How To Communicate What You Believe

General Ministries (6 classes)
MIN 101 Prayer
MIN 103 Student Ministry in the 21st Century
MIN 201 Christian Leadership
MIN 302 Evangelism and Effective Follow Up
MIN 303 Missions (Mission and planning)
MIN 402 Creating Effective Small Groups

Personal Life (4 classes)
LIFE 101 The Personal Life of a Minister
LIFE 201 Personal Management (Family, self, ministry, time, etc.)
LIFE 301 The Minister's Finances
LIFE 401 Practical Duties Of The Minister

Technology (1 class)
TECH 101 Technology In Services and Ministry

Youth Ministries (7 classes)
YMIN 101 Youth Ministry Foundations
YMIN 102 Speaking to Students
YMIN 201 Youth Culture
YMIN 202 Youth Ministry Management
YMIN 301 Leadership Development
YMIN 302 Youth Worship
YMIN 401 Counseling Students in Crisis

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MASTER DEGREES

(48 hours - prerequisite: Any Bachelor degree)
Each master class is the equivalent of 4 credit hours of content addressed

MASTER OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING (48 hours)

This degree is not designed for state licensure, but rather for pastoral counseling; most often in church ministry. Upon completion, a student may become ordained and ordained ministers, in most states, are allowed to function as Christian counselors and even open up their own Christian counseling practices. Please check with your state regulations if you are interested in opening up your own practice.

More info about Pastoral Counseling
http://aapc.org/content/state-licensing-pastoral-counselors

Get Professional Pastoral Counseling Membership
http://aapc.org/

BIBL 501 Biblical Interpretation
BUSI 501 Foundations of Business
CMIN 502 Practical Duties of the Minister
COUN 501 Biblical Counseling
COUN 502 Counseling Skills & Techniques
COUN 503 Counseling Abuse and Addictive Behaviors
COUN 504 Counseling Children and Adolescent Issues
COUN 505 Grief, Trauma, and Depression Counseling
COMM 502 Biblical Preaching
ENG 501 English Composition
LEAD 502 Christian Leadership
THEO 501 Old & New Testament Theology

A counseling practicum is required and can be worked out through the local church. 40 hours of actual
counseling experience is required before the degree will be conferred. While no grade will be given for this,
notes must be kept and submitted. More information will be given at the end of the program.

Master of Biblical Counseling Practicum Requirements

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MASTER OF CHURCH BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (48 hours) 

BIBL 501 Biblical Interpretation
BUSI 501 Foundations of Business
BUSI 502 Biblical Stewardship and Ethics
BUSI 503 Church Business Communication and Marketing
BUSI 504 Church Accounting and Tax Laws
BUSI 505 Strategic Planning and Management
CMIN 502 Practical Duties of the Minister
COMM 502 Biblical Preaching
COUN 501 Biblical Counseling
ENG 501 English Composition
LEAD 502 Christian Leadership
THEO 501 Old & New Testament Theology

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MASTER OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (48 hours) 

BIBL 501 Biblical Interpretation
BUSI 501 Foundations of Business
CMIN 501 Understanding Church Ministries
CMIN 502 Practical Duties of the Minister
COMM 501 Effective Teaching in the 21st Century
COMM 502 Biblical Preaching
COUN 501 Biblical Counseling
ENG 501 English Composition
LEAD 501 Church Growth Principles
LEAD 502 Christian Leadership
LIFE 501 Christian Discipleship
THEO 501 Old & New Testament Theology

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MASTER OF WORSHIP STUDIES (48 hours) 

BIBL 501 Biblical Interpretation
BUSI 501 Foundations of Business
CMIN 502 Practical Duties of the Minister
COUN 501 Biblical Counseling
COMM 502 Biblical Preaching
ENG 501 English Composition
THEO 501 Old & New Testament Theology
WORS 501 Worship Leadership
WORS 502 Worship As Life
WORS 503 Playing Together as a Worship Team
WORS 504 Music Theory (Vocal and Instrumental)
WORS 505 The Arts in Worship

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DOCTORAL DEGREES 
Dr. Robert Harold Harrison School of Doctoral Ministries

(45 hours - prerequisite: Any Master degree)
Each doctoral class is the equivalent of 3 credit hours of content addressed

DOCTOR OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING (45 hours)

This degree is not designed for state licensure, but rather for pastoral counseling; most often in church ministry. Upon completion, a student may become ordained and ordained ministers, in most states, are allowed to function as Christian counselors and even open up their own Christian counseling practices. Please check with your state regulations if you are interested in opening up your own practice.

More info about Pastoral Counseling
http://aapc.org/content/state-licensing-pastoral-counselors

Get Professional Pastoral Counseling Membership
http://aapc.org/

BIBL 701  The Blood Covenant
BUSI  701  Advanced Business Administration
COMM 702  World Religions & Cults
COUN701  Advanced Crisis Counseling
COUN 702  Human Behavior and Emotions
COUN 703  Pre-Marital, Marriage, and Family Counseling
COUN 704  Counseling Adults and Gerontological Issues
COUN 705  Counseling Victims of Abuse
COUN 706  Counseling Practicum (12 hours credit) (Doctor of Biblical Counseling Practicum Requirements)
COUN 707  Readings in Contemporary Counseling

Please Note:  The Counseling Practicum Project takes the place of the Doctoral Research Project in this program. 

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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (45 hours)

BUSI  701  Advanced Business Administration
CMIN  701  Emerging Worship and The Response Of The Church
CMIN  702  Studies of Breakout Churches in the 21st Century
CMIN703  Creating Community Through Small Groups
COUN701  Advanced Crisis Counseling
COMM701  Preaching to 21st Century Audiences
COMM702  World Religions & Cults
LEAD   701  Visionary Christian Leadership
READ  701  Readings in Contemporary Christianity
RESEARCH 801  Doctoral Research Project - (9 hours)

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