California Christian College

California Christian College

August 20, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


CAN DROP OFF STUDENTS ON INTERNATIONAL. CONSTRUCTION WILL BE FINISHED BY THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR. IF YOU’RE SEEKING HIGHER EDUCATION THAT WILL HELP YOU SERVE CHRIST, THERE’S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES AT CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. LET’S WELCOME ITS PRESENT, WHO ALSO TEACHES AT THE CAMPUS. THANK YOU. WE’RE SO EXCITED TO TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOL. CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE BEGAN A LITTLE OVER 60 YEARS AGO IN THE BAY AREA. NOT LONG AFTERWARDS MOVED TO FRESNO. SO THE COLLEGE HAS BEEN IN FRESNO FOR OVER 50 YEARS EVEN THOUGH IT’S SORT OF BEEN A BURIED TREASURE. NOT THAT MANY PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE COLLEGE. WE’RE CURRENTLY LOCATED ON BELMONT. WE USE FACILITIES OF THE HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH ON BELMONT BETWEEN PEACH AND CLOVIS AVENUE. AWESOME. WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM SOME OF THE OTHER COLLEGES IN THE VALLEY? WE’RE PRIMARILY MINISTRY ORIENTED. PREPARATION FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY. STUDENTS WHO COME TO OUR SCHOOL GO TON TO BE PASTORS, MISSIONARIES. THEY MIGHT SERVE AS YOUTH LEADERS IN THEIR CHURCHES. OR EVEN JUST WELL TRAINED LAY PEOPLE IN THEIR CHURCHES. THAT’S OUR PRIMARY PROGRAM IS A BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY. FOUR YEARS ACCREDITED. WE ALSO HAVE TWO ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS, ONE IN BIBLE AND CHRISTIAN MINISTRY, THE OTHER IN LIBERAL STUDIES. THE LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM IS ABOUT THE EQUIVALENT TO WHAT YOU MIGHT GET AS A COMMUNITY COLLEGE. MORE GENERAL EDUCATION KINDS OF COURSES. SPEECH, MATH, PSYCHOLOGY, THOSE TYPES OF COURSES. AWESOME. YOU’VE GOT A TON TO OFFER FOR STUDENTS. WE DO. WE HAVE A PRETTY FULL SPECTRUM. I LOVE THAT. CLASS WISE, HOW DOES IT LOOK WHEN YOU GO? WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR STUDENTS? WELL, WE EXPECT EVERY STUDENT TO BE A SCHOLAR, OBVIOUSLY. SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY. WE PRODUCE PROFESSORS AS SCHOLARS FIRST, THEN STUDENTS. OUR STUDENT BODY’S A LITTLE DIFFERENT, IN THAT WE ARE VERY SMALL. SO, WE ARE AN IDEAL PLACE FOR A STUDENT WHO MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR REPLACE. CLOSENESS, PERSONAL MENTORSHIP, DISCI DISCIPLESHIP. WONDERING IF THEY’RE PREPARED WELL ENOUGH. SO WE’RE A GOOD FIT FOR THOSE KINDS OF STUDENT. ESPECIALLY UNDER PREPARED STUDENTS. WE DO GIVE A LOT OF PERSONAL ATTENTION TO OUR STUDENTS. MAKING SURE YOU’RE COMFORTABLE WITH IT AND READY TO GO. IT’S ALL VERY CHRISTIAN AND BIBLICAL, THAT ONE ON ONE RELATIONSHIP. YOU SAY YOU’RE COMPLETELY ACCREDITED. WE’RE ACCREDITED NATIONALLY. BY AN ORGANIZATION ON THE EAST COAST. OUR ACCREDITATION DOES A COUPLE THINGS. IT HOLDS US ACCOUNTABLE THAT WE ARE DOING WHAT WE NEED TO DO. SO WE ARE BEING GRADED AT THE COLLEGE. IT ALSO MEANS THAT OUR STUDENTS CAN RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID. SAME KIND THEY COULD RECEIVE IN THE VALLEY. MEANS WE HAVE VETERANS BENEFITS. ALSO SCHOLARSHIPS. OUR CREDITS ARE FAIRLY EASILY TRANSFERABLE. ESPECIALLY TO OTHER CHRISTIAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. STUDENT MAY COME AND DO WHAT I CALL LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAM. THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE ABOUT TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE WORK. CHRISTIAN COLLEGE UNIVERSITY HERE ON THE WEST COAST. AWESOME. THEY CAN PURSUE A MAJOR THAT WE MIGHT NOT HAVE AT CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. ARE YOU OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT? WE ARE. WE HAVE NOT STARTED CLASSES YET. WE START MONDAY. IT’S SORT OF LAST MINUTE BUT WE CAN STILL GET A FEW STUDENTS IN THERE. IF SOMEONE WANTS TO ENROLL, HOW CAN THEY DO THAT? BASICALLY JUST GIVE US A CALL. GO ONLINE. EASY WAY TO GO ONLINE, CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. THEY CAN GIVE US A CALL AT THE CAMPUS. THAT’S ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. YOU ARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, TOO. FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, SURE. I LOVE HOW YOU ARE THERE TO HELP WITH THE FINANCIAL AID AND THE VETERANS. YOU’VE REALLY THOUGHT OF EVERYONE TO GET AN EQUAL CHANCE TO GO. WE’RE TRYING. WE HAVE AN INTERESTING MIX. DESPITE THE FACT THAT OUR STUDENT BODY IS VERY SMALL. WE HAVE AN INTERESTING DEMOGRAPHIC MIX OF ETHNICITIES. WE PROBABLY HAVE MORE NONWHITES THAN WHITES. WE HAVE AN INTERESTING MIX OF AGES. DESPITE OUR SMALLNESS, WE GO FROM EARLY 20S TO 50S IN TERMS OF AGE SPAN OF OUR STUDENT BODY. SOME FOLKS ARE RETURNING TO COLLEGE AT AN OLDER AGE AND MAY BE DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THEIR CHURCH AND REALIZE MORE PREPARATION IS NEED SO THEY COME BACK. WE’VE GOT AN INTERESTING MIX. AND MALE/FEMALE. AN INTERESTING GENDER MIX. WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOOD LUCK WITH THE SCHOOL YEAR. SURE IT WILL BE AWESOME. WE’RE PRAYING THAT IT WILL BE.