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WCBCS Biblical Foundations Statement
WCBCS Mission Statement
WCBCS Core Values
WCBCS Institutional Objectives
WCBCS Student Core Competencies
WCBCS Philosophy of Education
WCBCS History

A great video from Seth Godin every person should consider regarding education!

 

Phone

(800) 921-4561

OFFICE Location

WCBCS
12001 N. Central Expressway, Suite 825
Dallas, TX 75243

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WCBCS
12001 N. Central Expressway
Suite 825
Dallas, TX 75243


OFFICE Hours

M-Th 9a–4p
Central Time

EMAIL

info@westcoastbible.org
emails answered most Fridays

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ACADEMICS

CURRENT ACADEMIC AND POLICY INFORMATION

*2017-2018 WCBCS Student Catalog
*2017-2020 Student Handbook
*2017-2020 WCBCS Policies Manual
*Philosophy of Education and institutional Objectives
*Course Descriptions
*Student Satisfaction Report (most recent) 
*Graduate Response Survey (most recent)
*Consumer Information Disclosure Form

WCBCS PROGRAM OUTCOMES

View a link to our curriculum map (Excel file)
View a link to our curriculum map (.pdf file)

*Students will obtain knowledge specializing in biblical studies.
*Students will acquire knowledge specializing in effective Christian ministry.
*Students will learn and integrate broad knowledge in general education toward the development of a Christian worldview.
*Students will develop and exhibit critical thinking skills to resolve issues in contemporary culture through the ministries of the Church.
*Students will discover and enhance ministerial skills through practical application  assessments.
*Students will cultivate a Christ-like attitude, biblical convictions, and learn how to positively collaborate and respond to others.

If these program outcomes match the type of program you are looking for, then we would love to have you as a student!

PREVIOUS CATALOGS AND HANDBOOKS
2016-2017 WCBCS STUDENT CATALOG
2016 - 2017 WCBCS STUDENT HANDBOOK
2016-2017 WCBCS POLICIES MANUAL

SAMPLE COURSE

If you would like to view a Sample Course please click here.

GRADING SCALE

100 – 90            A
89 – 80              B  
79 – 70              C  
69 – 60              D
59 & below      F
 

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HONORS

• 3.95 - 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
• 3.75 - 3.94 Magna Cum Laude
• 3.50 - 3.74 Cum Laude

No honors will appear on the degrees earned by student. 

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GRADE APPEALS PROCESS

If a student feels that there is an error on his grade report, they must begin the appeal process within thirty days of receiving the grade report by contacting the WCBCS offices at info@westcoastbible.org. After thirty days the grade is considered final and is not subject to appeal by the student or any third party.

WCBCS is not responsible for lost tests, projects, etc. Please be sure to make a copy of all material prior to submitting material to WCBCS for grading or evaluation.

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WCBCS SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY

Credit Hours: In order for a student to maintain satisfactory academic progress, they must:

1) Pass a minimum of 75% of all classes with a “C” average; and
2) Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Academic Warning: If any student fails to satisfy either of these conditions, the first time they will be given an academic warning via email informing them they must meet the minimum standards. If their performance does not improve, the student will be placed on Academic Probation.

Academic Probation & Appeal: Being placed on Academic Probation required a student to maintain a 2.0 GPA moving forward or they may be administratively withdrawn from their program. In this case, the student will receive an email and phone call from the WCBCS offices. Students have five (5) days to appeal this decision in writing. After five (5) it may not be appealed.

Letters grades will be assigned the following numeric point values:

A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0

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STUDENT INTEGRITY AND ACADEMIC POLICY

IF A STUDENT IS CAUGHT CHEATING, THE FOLLOWING STEPS WILL BE TAKEN:
1) The student will be contacted and made aware of the situation and given an opportunity to respond.
2) The student will be placed on Academic probation if it is deemed there was a violation. 
3) The first time will result in a "0" on the assignment.
4) The second time will result in a 6 month expulsion.
5) The third time will result in a final expulsion. A student may appeal the decision to the WCBCS President who then, in conjunction with the WCBCS board, will render the final decision. 
6) When a student is expelled for cheating, there will be NO REFUNDS GIVEN.

Definition of various forms of academic dishonesty is as follows

Plagiarism: Knowingly or intentionally presenting the ideas, words or work of another as one’s own. 
Cheating: Unauthorized use of study aids, examination files or receiving unauthorized assistance in any academic exercise. 
Fabrication: Falsification or invention of information concerning the student’s background

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GRIEVANCE RESOLUTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
It is the aim of WCBCS to resolve all complaints, including but not limited to, grade disputes, alleged sexual harassment or any other form of complaints in a manner that is fair and just too all persons involved. For this end, it has been established the Grievance Committee, composed of representatives from faculty and administration. 

The VP of Student Services serves as the chair of the Grievance Committee. All complaints against a faculty member or staff of WCBCS, grade disputes, or disciplinary action taken against the student must be submitted via Student Forms on Wufoo. (click here for Wufoo form)

When preparing a formal appeal to the Grievance Committee, following information should be documented and submitted to the chair of the committee.(a) Nature of the Complaint or dispute; (b) Date the alleged dispute or problem occurred; (c) Names of the individuals involved; and (d) Copies of all relevant documents. The President’s office for purpose of this procedure assumes a neutral role and is available to discuss the problem with the employee or student. 

All grievances will be dealt with from a Matthew 18 perspective.

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STUDENT RIGHTS REGARDING RECORDS

In compliance with Public Law 93-380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you are hereby informed of your rights with regard to education records made at WCBCS. 

 • WCBCS officials, who have legitimate educational interests, have access to the records. Officials of other schools in which the student seeks to enroll will have access to these records upon the written consent of the student. 
• Also having access are authorized representatives of the Comptroller General of the United States, the Secretary, the Commissioner, and the Director of the National Institute of Education. In connection with a student’s application for receipt of financial aid, access is granted to state and local officials or authorities to which such information is specifically required to be reported or disclosed pursuant to state statute adopted prior to November 19, 1974 (nothing in the paragraph shall prevent a state from further limiting the number or type of state or local officials who will continue to have access thereunder.)
• Access is granted to organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, educational agencies or institutions for the purpose of developing, validating, or administering predictive tests, administering student aid programs, and improving instruction, if such studies are conducted in such a manner as will not permit the personal identification of students and their parents by persons other than representatives of such organizations and such information will be destroyed when no longer needed for the purpose for which it is conducted. 
• Accrediting organizations will have access rights in order to carry out accrediting functions. 
• Records may be viewed in compliance with judicial order or pursuant to any lawfully issued subpoena, upon condition that the students are notified of all such orders or subpoenas in advance of the compliance therewith by the educational institution. 
• Student records will be updated each course enrolled and coursework with grades and total grade point average are figured for the course’s work. 
• The student has the right to inspect his/her records maintained by WCBCS. To do this the student must request the permanent record from the Registrar. Also, if the information contained in the file is determined to be incorrect, the right to a hearing to change, delete, or write explanations regarding the information in question will be granted. Should a file contain information on another student, only that information pertaining to the inquiring party will be provided. 
The student has the right to waive the option of reviewing recommendations for admission. The student opting to waive the right of inspection may sign the form “Student Waiver of Rights” provided in the Registrar’s office or sign the “Waiver of Rights” provided on the front of the recommendation forms used for admissions purposes. The student is not required to waive the right of inspection and would in no case be refused admission, or any of the services offered by WCBCS, because of failure to sign the waiver. 
•The student has the right to challenge the content of his/her education records. Todo this, the student should request the form “Request to Amend or Remove Educational Record” from the Registrar’s office. After completing the form, it should be presented to the Registrar, and in the event the request is not approved, a date of hearing will be set. The student may be present during the hearing and will be notified on the day of the hearing of the action taken. A scheduled fee is charged for a copy of a transcript. 
•Students have until the last day of late registration to request that “Directory Information” be withheld from the public. Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, “Directory Information” includes a student’s name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended. If one does not want the “Directory Information” made public, he/she needs only to sign the form, “Notice to Withhold Directory Information” that is available in the Registrar’s office. 
•This law does not grant the right to contest the grade given for the student’s performance in a course, or the right to examine a teacher’s grade book. Questions regarding the rights provided by Public Law 93380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, should be directed to the Registrar’s office. 

ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) - Premier Status

"West Coast Bible College & Seminary is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The college has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.

ASIC is recognized by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), are affiliates of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network)".

Accreditation Certificate

According to the ASIC website: ASIC has also gained many recognitions, memberships and affiliations (a full list can be found here) in acknowledgement of their commitment to quality in education:

Accredited by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority in South Africa (HWSETA)

Accreditation Certificate (recently extended through 06/30/2022 - still awaiting new certificate)
Education and Training Quality Assurance Paperwork from South African Government
List of Accredited Providers in South Africa

What can governmental accreditation from South Africa mean for you?
Accreditation is a formal recognition that the programs of a college meets certain standards and provides learners with good quality education from their selected program or school. Ultimately, we want our programs to be recognized as viable in the eyes of everyone as a way to honor God. Likewise, (especially for our African students) it means that when you are ready to seek employment, your credentials and qualifications will be recognized. Credits acquired from an accredited college are often transferable to another accredited institution, although they are never guaranteed. 

This accreditation covers the first-year diploma degree to prepare students for ministry in Africa. This governmental recognition provides an even deeper level of credibility and acceptance globally. 

WHY ARE WE ACCREDITED IN AFRICA?
It's very simple: We do a lot of work in Africa and we want to meet the needs of our students in Africa. 

WCBCS RECEIVES QISAN MEMBERSHIP

WCBCS is a member of the Quality International Study Abroad Network, QISANThe Quality International Study Abroad Network mission is to enable the highest standards of working practice for Educational Institutions and the Agents who serve both them and a vast range of International Students. View the QISAN Letter and Qisan Certificate.

WCBCS Undergrad Students Can Apply For Admission To Schools On A Case-By-Case Basis

WCBCS undergraduate students can apply for admission into programs at other colleges. Admission is not 100% guaranteed; students are assessed on a case-by-case basis. We can direct you to schools that have accepted our credits and/or degrees as requested. View our Articulation Agreement with Shiloh University..

If you have specific school in mind, we suggest you contact the schools BEFORE enrolling to ask regarding their acceptance of any credits.   

AUTHORIZATION
Tax-Exempt Status & Authorization To Operate

WCBCS is registered with CIPRO, the Companies and Intellectual Properties Registration Office in South Africa and holds tax exempt status. 

WCBCS is a DBA of Victorious Life Ministries (Victorious Life Church) in Waco, TX. See the paperwork here. WCBCS has received a letter of authorization to operate in the state of Texas and to offer degrees in religious studies. Additionally, WCBCS has obtained authorization from the Texas Workforce Commission to operate in the state of Texas. Also, on October 3, 2011, WCBCS obtained a letter of exemption from the Texas Workforce Commission as granted under Texas Education Code, Section 132.002(a)(2). See the IRS letter, letter from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission here.

CREDIBILITY

We've been asked the question, "Does a degree from West Coast Bible College & Seminary have credibility?" In assessing the credibility of any institution, we suggest that you review the experience and education members of the organization. A ministry degree from WCBCS has been recognized by many churches and ministries and we are constantly seeing new ways to gain relationships. memberships, and affiliations which will only enhance our credibility.

Our professors possess degrees from:
*Baylor University
*Gordon Conwell Seminary
*Houston Graduate School of Theology
*Liberty University
*Luther Rice Seminary
*Marquette University
*Oral Roberts University
*Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
*Southern Methodist University
*Southwestern Assemblies of God University
*Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
*Texas Christian University
*Texas Tech University
*University of Southern California

If you have any questions regarding whether or not a WCBCS degree meets your needs, give us a call or ask your employer or denominational leaders to check us out in advance. Our desire is to make sure that your education meets your life needs and goals!

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ADMISSIONS

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

*Students who would like to enroll must: 1) Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; 2) Have graduated from high school or completed a GED; and 3) Send copies of the "official transcripts" from all of the schools you have attended to the WCBCS address. (download policy)

TECHNOLOGY NEEDED

All students need to complete their courses at WCBCS are a computer, access to the internet, and some type of a word processing program to complete written assignments. (Some assignments and textbook readings can be completed on a smartphone, as well)

What are your rights as a student?

Please see the WCBCS Student Handbook for a listing of your rights as a student.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM COMPLETION QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DOES A STUDENT HAVE TO COMPLETE A SPECIFIC PROGRAM?

Diploma Program - 2 years to complete from the time of enrollment
Associate Degrees - 3 years to complete from the time of enrollment
Bachelor Degrees - 5 years to complete from the time of enrollment

If you fail to complete your program in the allotted amount of time, you may apply for a one year extension to your program before the expiration date. This extension will incur a $500.00 fee. At the end of that time, you will need to re-enroll and take up to 1/2 of your classes over as classes will be updated periodically during your time as a student at West Coast Bible College & Seminary.

HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE A CLASS?

Many people have asked the question, "Do I have to finish the classes in the amount of time as prescribed in the syllabus?" The answer is no. The time frame given in the syllabus is merely a suggested guideline and may be adjusted to fit your particular time schedule. Some of our students have finished the classes in less time and some have taken longer. The online, on-demand classes @ WCBCS are made to fit your life.

Students are given a maximum of 2 months to complete any course they have started. After 2 months, you may be required to start the course over and to pay the course (if even you paid in full - you will be charged the per class rate. However, an extension may be granted, if requested by the student via email to info@westcoastbible.org.)

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TIME FRAME TO COMPLETE A CLASS?

With discipline, you can finish each class at Bachelor level in 30 days by simply following the syllabus. You can do the math to figure out how quickly or how slowly you would like to complete a program. Since our courses are asynchronous, you can work as much as you want and when you want. Most students complete their degrees in approximately the same time frame that it would take in an on-campus program.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

WCBCS Transfer of Credits Policy

We often get the question, "Do you accept transfer students?" The answer is definitely, "YES"!!!! Students transferring in hours will receive an assessment completed to determine which classes must be taken for graduation and therefore must have an official copy of a transcript from your previous school(s).  Student transcript must be on file BEFORE a student is allowed to begin their first course..  

NO TRANSCRIPT WILL BE ASSESSED BEFORE A STUDENT ENROLLS AT WCBCS

What is an "official transcript"? This is the transcript sent directly from your previous schools to our offices and it must be stamped with the official school seal. 

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

High school students may, with the permission of the appropriate high school official, concurrently enroll in high school and college courses. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours will be accepted. College students may concurrently enroll in courses at WCBCS.

CHANGING MAJORS

Students may change their major at WCBCS by going to the Online Payments section of the website, paying for the form, and filling it out  There is a $50 change of major fee which can be accessed on the PAYMENTS page.

Assessing Foreign Transcripts

If a student is submitting a transcript from foreign country, they are asked to please have the school translate the official transcript into English before sending it. If this does not happen, WCBCS will evaluate it by doing the following:
*Contacting a local high school or college language teacher/professor to ask for their assistance
*Acceptable third-party firms are:

AERC – American Education Research Corporation
P.O. Box 996
West Covina, CA 91793-0996
Tel: 626-339-4404
Fax: 626-339-9081

WES - World Education Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Tel: 212-966-6311
Fax: 212-739-6100

*Contacting the school that sent the transcript directly to see if there is someone that can translate it into English

In the event a fee is charged for translation services, the student will be responsible to pay the fee. Fees will be on a case-by-case basis and the student will be notified of the cost IN ADVANCE, if a fee is charged.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIRED

As of now, WCBCS is only offered in English. Therefore, students whose native language is not English could possibly encounter some challenges throughout the program. To ensure you possess the needed language skills you will need verification forms or alternative forms of certification.

Verification Forms for Enrolling Include:
*A degree from another US-based institution
* TOEFL - minimum score of 500 on paper-based test, or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT)
*Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report - Minimum of 44
*Provisional acceptance and successful completion of two courses at WCBCS (Alternative)

The responsibility for discerning whether or not a student can be successful fall on the student and/or parent. If you wish to enroll, but struggle with the English language, please contact the WCBCS offices to determine if WCBCS is the best fit for you. You may also go to http://www.transparent.com/learn-english/proficiency-test.html to determine if you may be successful in this program.
 

STUDENT VERIFICATION POLICY

In order to protect the security of our assignments and the integrity of the testing process, students will be required to submit their Student Portal Username, Student Portal Password, IP Address, name and email in order to take an assessment. Students are encouraged NOT to share this vital information with anyone else or allow anyone else access to take an assessment on your behalf. Failure to adhere to this standard of integrity may result in immediate expulsion from West Coast Bible College & Seminary.

Never forget: Your integrity is more important than a grade! (download the policy)

APPLICATIONS

NO REFUND POLICY

Since our tuition costs are so low, once a student has paid for a course or has registered we DO NOT offer ANY financial refunds or cancellations. Immediately upon your payment, our professors get paid, as do our office staff for their contributions to your education. When you click to make a payment below, you are acknowledging that you have read this statement and are in full agreement. We put this statement here to make sure there are no miscommunications. ALL payments are made via PayPal, so we never have any financial information on any of our students.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT APPLICATION:  

1) Upon paying the application fee, you will be automatically redirected to the What To Do Next Page. Please DO NOT close the window, as it may take a few seconds to forward you to the link. Read all of the instructions and bookmark the page for future reference. Please fill out the application and click SUBMIT. In case of a technology glitch, please email info@westcoastbible.org.

2) Once you have completed the application you should receive an automatically generated email from Admissions giving you specific directions as to the next steps to follow (also located on the What To Do Next page). Please be sure to allow the westcoastbible.org domain in your email settings. If you do not receive this email, and do not see it in your spam folder, please contact us at info@westcoastbible.org. 

PAY FOR ALL WCBCS APPLICATIONS - DIPLOMA, ASSOCIATE, & BACHELOR (Click "add to cart")

Graduation Application ($100 - add $100 for each diploma being requested)

Life Learning Credits Application ($75 per class or included with Tuition Payment in Full)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

Credentialing

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CONTACT US

Phone: 800-921-4561
Fax: 254-294-2182
Address: WCBCS, 12001 N. Central Expressway, Suite 825, Dallas, TX 75243

Email is a great way to get connected with West Coast! We look forward to answering your questions!

OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 9am to 4pm

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Daily Family Devotions

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August 15, 2018 - Wednesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What did this verse make you think about Paul's admonition to the Romans?
2) What did this verse make you feel about how you have helped others intentionally to do what[s right? 
3) What did this verse help you know about how you have built others up in the Lord?
4) What did this verse challenge you to practically do to help others and build someone up this week?

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

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August 14, 2018 - Tuesday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What did this verse make you think about Paul was admonishing the church regarding their personal responsibility?
2) What did this verse make you feel about how often people condemn others? 
3) What did this verse help you know about how you should live so others won't stumble?
4) What did this verse challenge you to practically do to worry less about others and focus more on you?

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

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August 13, 2018 - Monday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What did this verse make you think about Paul's admonishment for the Romans to submit to their authorities?
2) What did this verse make you feel about how this verse applies to us today? 
3) What did this verse help you know about how our faith should influence our civil actions?
4) What did this verse challenge you to practically do to pray for leaders you disagree with, rather than fight them?

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

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August 12, 2018 - Sunday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What did this verse make you think about why Paul would tell the Romans to love each other?
2) What did this verse make you feel about how we can be fake with others at times if we're not careful? 
3) What did this verse help you know about what real love should look like in our relationships?
4) What did this verse challenge you to practically do to genuinely love others?

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

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August 11, 2018 - Saturday

Bible Passage

Questions:

1) What did this verse make you think about the words of Paul that everything was made for God's glory?
2) What did this verse make you feel about how we can do nothing with God? 
3) What did this verse help you know about how we should live if we believe these words?
4) What did this verse challenge you to practically do to practically live daily for God's glory?

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

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MCIN - Masters Commission International

What is Master's Commission International Network?

Master’s Commission International Network of Affiliates was formed to preserve the integrity and purity of the heart with which this intense discipleship-training program was created.  Our Mission is “To know God and to make Him known.”  It is the desire of the MCIN to help the local church raise up a generation of world changers, recklessly abandoned to the cause of Christ.  To do this, each Master’s Commission must be a ministry of a local church, not a para-church organization.  Master’s Commission is affecting a generation of young adults who are trained to reach a world with the Word of God as their foundation, prayer as their passion and evangelism as their battle cry.

The Master’s Commission International Network of Affiliates are Master’s Commission programs that share the same heart and desire for character, integrity and discipleship.  If a Master’s Commission program is recognized and backed by the MCIN, then it meets the standards and mirrors the original heart of this movement and will be designated as an “Affiliate”.  Each Affiliate of the MCIN that is in good standing shall have a non-exclusive license to use the registered trade name of Master’s Commission® & Master’s Commission International Network®.  The legal use of the name of Master’s Commission® & Master’s Commission International Network® by anyone or any Affiliate Member of the MCIN is contingent upon avoiding any violation of the enclosed Requirements and Core Values of an MCIN Affiliate Member and the observation of such other requirements as MCIN may impose from time to time.

The purpose of MCIN is to be a training center which enhances established programs and sets a firm foundation for beginning programs.  As a training center, our focus is to strategically design gatherings to strengthen our unity and to equip leaders to raise a nation of leaders.  For beginning programs there are seminars, literature and M.C. directors available to train and mentor.  We are a family committed not only to the success of programs but also to the people giving their lives to the cause of Jesus Christ.
 
West Coast Bible College & Seminary has partnered with numerous MC groups from throughout the US and beyond to make a great discipleship program, even more powerful! If you've ever wanted an on-campus college experience that teaches real-life ministry, then contact MCIN today.

please Pay for all applications on the applications page.

MASTERS COMMISSION ANNUAL TUITION PAYMENT ($800 - 1 OF 2 PAYMENTS)
NEW DEGREE PLAN

Masters Commission Annual Tuition Payment ($800 - 2of 2 payments)
OLD DEGREE PLAN

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PAYMENTS

NO REFUND POLICY

Since our tuition costs are so low, once a student has paid for a course or has registered we DO NOT offer ANY financial refunds. Immediately upon your payment, our professors get paid, as do our office staff for their contributions to your education. When you click to make a payment below, you are acknowledging that you have read this statement and are in full agreement. We put this statement here to make sure there are no miscommunications. ALL payments are made via PayPal, so we never have any financial information on any of our students. 

FINANCES: TUITION & FEES

Tuition for Bachelor level classes is only $100.00 per class or $1,500 for the one-time payment option.  (Associate Degree one-time payment option is $800 and the Diploma is a one-time $450 payment - individual classes cost $100.00 per class)

Why is the cost of tuition so low at WCBCS as compared with other colleges? Our Internet-only campus allows us to focus on educating you without having to pay for expensive buildings.  With professors who believe in the mission, we're able to keep the costs low without sacrificing quality. The best thing: You are able to pay as you go or make a one-time payment so you're not in debt for many years to come!

Read this Yahoo NEWS Story on "Why Colleges Could Go Bankrupt" 
READ STUDENT LOAN DEBT STATISTICS

FULL TUITION PAYMENT OPTIONS

Bachelor $99 / Month 
for 17 months,  includes application and tuition-in-full
Masters $99 / Month 
for 10 months,  includes application and tuition-in-full
$1,500 Bachelor payment in full 
includes application and full tuition
Associate Degree One-Time Payment ($800)
includes application and full tuition
Diploma One-Time Payment ($450)
includes application and full tuition

INDIVIDUAL PAYMENTS

Graduation Application ($100 - add $100 for each diploma being requested)

Life Learning Credits Application ($75 per class or included with Tuition Payment in Full)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

Transcript Request Form ($10)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

Change of Major Request Fee ($50)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

Make a Donation

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Expedited shipping costs: If students require a document to be shipped overnight, it will be done at cost and the student is required to pay that cost in full before it will be mailed. The actual amount will be explained and agreed to ahead of time BEFORE the student is billed via PayPal.

NO FINANCIAL AID

At this time, West Coast Bible College & Seminary does not participate in the Federal Financial Aid program or the Veteran's G.I. Bill. As we continue to pursue accreditation in the US, we are considering the possibility of doing so in the future. However, we believe our low fees allow our students to be able to pursue a degree while incurring little or no debt. 

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PERSONNEL

ADMINISTRATION

Dr. Kevin Harrison, President
Dr. Robert Condly - Vice President of Academics
Dr. Yvette Garcia - Vice President of Advancement
Rebecca Harrison, M.Ed. - Vice President of Student Services
Dr. Antonio Oliveira - Vice President Emeritus

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DOCTORAL LEVEL FACULTY

Steven Brooks - Worship Program Coordinator
Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, DWS
Azusa Pacific University, MA
Azusa Pacific University, BA

Robert Condly - Bible Program Coordinator
Marquette University, PhD
Fuller Theological Seminary, MA
Oral Roberts University, BA

Steven J. Condly
University of Southern California, PhD
University of California at Los Angeles, MEd
Oral Roberts University, BA

Nika Davis
Houston Graduate School of Theology, DMin
Southwestern Theological Seminary, MDiv
Texas A&M University, BS
Additional Studies: Tarleton State University & Sam Houston University

Yvette Garcia - Ministry Studies Department Head
Baylor University, PhD Studies in Church History (ABD)
Gordon Conwell Seminary, DMin
Abiliene Christian University, MDiv
Abiliene Christian University, MS
Texas Christian University, BS

Kevin Harrison, President
Luther Rice Seminary, DMin
Ashworth College, MBA (in progress)
Trinity Seminary, MRE
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, BS
 (double major in Christian Education and Pastoral Ministries)
Additional Studies: Texas Tech University

Shaun Miles, DMin - Mission Program Coordinator
Luther Rice Seminary, DMin
Liberty University, MDiv
Grand Canyon University, MCS
Baptist College of Florida, BA

Antonio Carlos Oliveira, Vice-President
University of Sao Paulo, JD
Faculdade de Direito de Pinhal , BA

Al Sarno - Counseling Program Coordinator
Capella University, PhD
Pillsbury College & Seminary, DHum
Nova Southeastern University, MS
Palm Beach Atlantic University, BS
Additional Studies: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Lynn Waller
Texas Tech University, PhD
Eastern New Mexico University, MA
Oral Roberts University, BA
Panhandle State University, BA

Jimmy White - Ministries Program Coordinator
Oral Roberts University, DMin
Oral Roberts University, MDiv
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, BA

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MASTER LEVEL FACULTY

Carl Dorvil, MBA (Business Program Coordinator)
Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, MBA
Southern Methodist University, BS
(triple major in Economics, Public Policy, and Psychology Cum Laude with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa from Southern Methodist University) 

Becky Harrison, M.Ed. (General Education Program Coordinator)
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, MEd
Mississippi State University, BS

Michelle Fleming, MLS (Librarian)
Texas Women's University, MLS
University of Houston - Clear Lake, BS

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FAQ'S

Why is your name West Coast Bible College & Seminary when you are located in Texas?

The answer is simple: We were founded in California, but later moved all operations  to Texas. Rather than changing our name when we moved and having to completely rebrand, we decided to keep our name the same. It's similar to the name of the "UTAH JAZZ" and "LOS ANGELES LAKERS." Both of those teams moved, but kept their team names.

Why is the cost of a degree at WCBCS so much less expensive than other traditional colleges?

We know that when some people look at the cost they might get alarmed and wonder why the cost of a degree so inexpensive. The answer is simple: When you go to a traditional school, the majority of your tuition is going to two things: Facilities and Faculty. Since we only pay for office space and not large buildings, we have less expenses to "pass on to the students". Additionally, our professors have bought into the vision of training ministers and have agreed to teach as a part-time ministry. Bottom line: Our desire is to train ministers cost-effectively and not create what we call "disciples of debt".

Read this Yahoo NEWS Story on "Why Colleges Could Go Bankrupt" 
READ STUDENT LOAN DEBT STATISTICS

How long do I have to complete a class?

At WCBCS, we understand that life can change not only on a daily basis; but on a minute-by-minute basis. Your class syllabus provides a guideline to help you stay focused so you can finish your degree ASAP, but it is merely a suggestion. In reality, most students take a month or more to complete a class. However, you only have 2 months to complete a class without being required to take another class in it's place. Additionally, you have 5 years to complete your degree at the bachelor level and 3 years to complete your degree at the Associate level, and 2 years to complete your diploma.

Why should I choose WCBCS?

The answer is really simple: At West Coast Bible College and Seminary we place a strong emphasis on addressing the practical issues facing ministers on an everyday basis and equipping them to handle the “real-life” challenges and responsibilities of ministry. You will get a top-notch Bible-based education from successful and gifted leaders that you will be able to apply immediately where you're at...and all this is at a cost anyone can afford!

When can I enroll?

We have open enrollment which means that you can enroll at any time of the year.  This is a self-paced program which can be completed at your own leisure. 

Where can I order my transcripts?

Transcripts can be ordered by going to www.westcoastbible.org/payments: and selecting the TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM. Transcripts CANNOT be ordered in person. 

Will my professors be academically qualified?

All WCBCS professors hold a degree for, at least, the level above what they are teaching.  In addition, they are proven leaders in their field who can give you the practical insight you need to succeed. Some courses will even be taught by a team of teachers who can provide various viewpoints on any given subject. 

Will my student records be protected?

West Coast Bible College and Seminary keeps all student records and personal information private and will not release that information without the written consent of the student.

Do you have scholarships?

After receiving accreditation, WCBCS will be offering a Church Worker Scholarship which will allow students to reduce the cost of their tuition. More details will be coming on this soon, as will an application.. 

What will my diploma look like?

Diploma
Diploma Cover

Can I change my major?

Students may change their major at WCBCS by going to the PAYMENTS page and clicking on the link.. There is a $50 change of major fee. Upon payment you will be redirected to a form that will allow you choose a new major.

What is the mission of WCBCS?

The mission of West Coast Bible College & Seminary is to honor God by educating and ministering to a diverse community of students for the purpose of developing servant-leaders who will radically impact the world where they live with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this through biblically based programs and services that have an appreciation of past traditions, but that utilize cutting-edge technology and the latest resources to equip our student for the future.

Do you give refunds on tuition or fees?

Our policy is that WE DO NOT GIVE ANY REFUNDS OR ALLOW CANCELLATIONS on tuition or fees that have been submitted since our fee structures are already so inexpensive and all of our professors are paid upon payment received. 

Do you currently accept the Army's GI Bill for tuition?

Unfortunately, at this time we do not. We have, however, been in discussions to begin the process but we are unsure of how long that could take and we are assured that it will happen in the future. Once again, however, the cost of WCBCS makes it affordable for everyone!

How many classes will I need to take to graduate?

All bachelor degrees require 120 (40 classes) to graduate. All students are required to complete a minimum 30 hours (10 classes) to complete any degree.  There are no exceptions to this requirement. Please see your specific degree plan.

Are WCBCS degrees recognized outside of the state of Texas?

Yes. Please see your specific state for details BEFORE you .

Why is WCBCS accredited in Africa?

It's very simple: We do a lot of work in Africa and we want to meet the needs of our students in Africa. 

Has WCBCS received legal approval to grant degrees in the state of Texas?

WCBCS completely complies with all the laws of the state of Texas and is authorized to grant degrees.

Is WCBCS seeking accreditation in the US?

Yes, we are and when we have any information to share with you, we will post it on our website. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

West Coast Bible College and Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or marital status.

Confidentiality Policy

West Coast Bible College and Seminary keeps all student records and personal information private and will not release that information without the written consent of the student.

Equal Opportunity Statement

West Coast Bible College & Seminary provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, West Coast Bible College & Seminary complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. West Coast Bible College & Seminary expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of West Coast Bible College & Seminary’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including termination.

WCBCS CONSUMER INFORMATION DISCLOSURE FORM

GENERAL INFORMATION (download .pdf copy)

Name of Institution: West Coast Bible College & Seminary (dba Victorious Life Ministries)
Office Address: 12001 N. Central Expressway, Suite 825, Dallas, TX 75243

Year Founded: 2006
President: Kevin Harrison

Accreditation: No US-based accreditation, accredited in 2016 with ASIC (UK) and HWSETA (South Africa)

The Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC UK)
13 Yarm Rd, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3NJ, UK
+44 (0)1740 617 920
info@asic.org.uk

The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA)
17 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, 2047
011 607 6900
hwseta@hwseta.org.za

IRS and State of Texas Authorization Paperwork
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56dee43ee321400514f98522/t/58b8a3ca1b10e36459caa87d/1488495565861/WCBCS+Authorization+IER+2.pdf

Mission & Description

"Creating disciples of Christ without creating disciples of debt"

The mission of West Coast Bible College & Seminary is to honor God by educating and ministering to a diverse community of students for the purpose of developing servant-leaders who will radically impact the world where they live with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this through biblically based programs and services that have an appreciation of past traditions, but that utilize cutting-edge technology and the latest resources to equip our student for the future.

West Coast Bible College & Seminary is a 100% online Bible college, offering degrees to equip people for full-time, part-time, and volunteer service in the local church and in para-church ministries. Degrees may also be used for other form of employment. However, no expressed guarantees are made nor implied.

Diploma/Associate/Bachelor Degrees Offered:

Diploma of Ministry
Associate of Ministry
Bachelor of Ministry

            Specializations:

            Biblical Counseling
            Church Business Administration
            Church Ministries
            Missions
            Worship Arts
            Youth Ministry

Tuition Cost:

$100 per course
$450 tuition-in-full – Diploma Program
$800 tuition-in-full – Associate Program
$1,500 tuition-in-full – Bachelor Program

Student Satisfaction Report: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56dee43ee321400514f98522/t/59a7499c893fc0dbcea7dacd/1504135580898/WCBCS+Student+Satisfaction+Survey.pdf

Graduate Satisfaction Report: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56dee43ee321400514f98522/t/59a997bf9f8dceb8659a72dc/1504286656126/Data_All_170901.pdf

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WCBCS STUDENT RESOURCES


IMPORTANT STUDENT LINKS

Student Portal Link – View your grades and more in your student portal

New Student Orientation – WCBCS New Student Orientation required for all students.

2018 Online Graduation
http://www.westcoastbible.org/graduation

WCBCS Gear Store – Order t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more in the WCBCS PrepSportswear online store (customize your shirts)

WCBCS Library – Questia serves as the WCBCS library. Students are required to purchase an annual membership through Questia.com. (Additional library resources)

WCBCS Chat Room – Connect with your professors and other students at regularly scheduled times. USER NAME AND PASSWORD IS NOT REQUIRED.

WCBCS Facebook – Connect with administrators, faculty, and other students on our Facebook page.

WCBCS Twitter – Stay up-to-date with the latest WCBCS news. Tweet and retweet!

WCBCS Instagram – Post your WCBCS pics and see the latest from what is going on in the WCBCS family!

WCBCS Job Openings – Check out our latest job openings


Ministry resource links

Get Credentialed
Christian Worker's, Licensed, Ordained

Accountant (HIGHLY recommended) http://www.ra-cpa.com/

Christian video resources www.christianvideos.org

Postcards
www.overnightprints.com 
(best quality and prices on the internet)

Advertising
www.outreach.com
(a lot of great ideas and designs)

FREE PDF Complete Solutions
https://smallpdf.com/

Bible Gateway
https://www.biblegateway.com/

Bible Study Tools
http://www.biblestudytools.com/

Television commercials www.faithhighway.com (great commercials and good rates)

Banners
www.1daybanner.com 
(quality banners and fast turnaround)


Banners
https://just4banners.com/

Video Illustrations
www.sermonspice.com
(a lot of great service resources)


MORE MINISTRY RESOURCES


Videos
www.bluefishtv.com 
($1.99 video downloads)

You Tube Video Converter
www.vixy.net
(converts You Tube video to .avi)

Design site
www.canva.com 

(this site is a MUST HAVE)

Discount Travel
www.bestfares.com
www.trivago.com
www.kayak.com

Sermon helps
www.sermoncentral.com

Media Software
www.mediashout.com


Sound equipment and instruments
www.musiciansfriend.com
(guaranteed low prices)

FREE photos for download use
www.pixabay.com

FREE photos for download use www.flickr.com

Unsplash - Free Photos
https://unsplash.com/

Create a website like this one
www.squarespace.com

Audio Blocks
https://www.audioblocks.com/

Video Blocks
https://www.videoblocks.com/

 


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LINKS TO PREVIOUS PROGRAM COURSES

Bachelor .         Masters .         Doctoral

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

DIPLOMA, ASSOCIATE, AND BACHELOR COURSES

BIBLE COURSES

BIBL 101 - Biblical Interpretation
BIBL 102 - The Life of Christ
BIBL 201 - Old Testament Survey
BIBL 202 - New Testament Survey
BIBL 301 - Deuteronomy
BIBL 302 - Acts
BIBL 401 - Prison Epistles

BUSINESS COURSES

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

COMMUNICATION COURSES

COMM 101 - Speech
COMM 201 - Social Media
COMM 301 - Sermon Preparation

COUNSELING COURSES

COUN 101 - Biblical Counseling
COUN 102 - Counseling Ethics
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 COURSES

ENGL 101 - Reading
ENGL 201 - Writing

HISTORY COURSES

HIST 101 - Ancient History
HIST 201 - Modern history
HIST 301 - Church History

HEALTH COURSE

HTH 301 - Health

MATH COURSE

MATH 201 - Statistics

MINISTRY COURSES

MIN 101 - The Life of the Minister
MIN 102 - Prayer
MIN 201 - Leadership
MIN 202 - Evangelism and Outreach
MIN 301 - Missions
MIN 302 - Group Dynamics
MIN 401 - Discipleship
MIN 402 - Worship

MISSIONS COURSES

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

PHILOSOPHY COURSES

PHIL 101 - Ethics
PHIL 301 - Critical Thinking
PHIL 401 - Apologetics

PHYSICAL SCIENCE COURSE

PHSC 201 - Physical Science

PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY COURSES

PSY 101 - Psychology
SOC 201- Sociology

TECHNOLOGY COURSE

TECH 301 - Digital Technology

THEOLOGY COURSES

THEO 301 - Theology 1
THEO 401 - Theology 2

WORSHIP COURSES

WORS 101 - Worship Basics
WORS 102 - Building a Worship Team
WORS 201 - Creating Flow in Worship
WORS 202 - Basic Music Theory
WORS 301 - Songwriting
WORS 302 - Worship Survey
WORS 401 - Creative Technology
WORS 402 - Effective Vocal in Worship

YOUTH MINISTRY COURSES

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

MASTERS COURSES

BIBLE COURSE

BIBL 501 - Biblical Interpretation

CHURCH MINISTRY COURSES

CMIN 501 - Understanding Church Ministries
CMIN 502 - Practical Duties of the Minister

COMMUNICATION COURSES

COMM 501 - Effective Teaching in the 21st Century
COMM 502 - Biblical Preaching 

COUNSELING COURSES

COUN 501 - Biblical Counseling
COUN 502 - Counseling Skills and Techniques
COUN 503 - Counseling Abusive and Addictive Behaviors
COUN 504 - Counseling Children and Adolescent Issues
COUN 505 - Grief, Trauma, and Depression Counseling

ENGLISH COURSE

ENGL 501 - Advanced English Composition

LEADERSHIP COURSES

LEAD 501 - Church Growth Principles
LEAD 502 - Christian Leadership

LIFE COURSE

LIFE 501 - Christian Discipleship

THEOLOGY COURSE

THEO 501 - Old & New Testament Theology

WORSHIP COURSES

WORS 501 - Worship Leadership 
WORS 502 - Worship As Life
WORS 503 - Playing Together As A Worship Team
WORS 504 - Music Theory
WORS 505 - The Arts In Worship

DOCTORAL COURSES

BUSINESS COURSE

BUSI 701 - Advance Church Business Administration

CHURCH MINISTRY COURSES

CMIN 701 - Emerging Worship and the Response of the Church
CMIN 702 - Studies of Breakout Churches in the 21st Century
CMIN 703 - Creating Community Through Small Groups

COMMUNICATION COURSES

COMM 701 - Preaching to 21st Century Churches
COMM 702 - World Religion & Cults

COUNSELING COURSE

COUN 701 - Advanced Crisis Counseling 

LEADERSHIP COURSE

LEAD 701 - Visionary Christian Leadership

READING COURSE

READ 701 - Reading in Contemporary Christianity

RESEARCH COURSE

REAS 801 - Doctoral Research Project

INDIVIDUAL PAYMENTS

Graduation Payment ($100 - add $100 for each diploma being requested)

Life Learning Credits ($75 per class or included with Tuition Payment in Full)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

Transcript Request Form ($10)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

Change of Major Request Fee ($50)
You will be redirected to a Wufoo form to fill out and submit.

$99 / Month 
for 12 months,  includes application and full tuition

$1,500 payment in full 
includes application and full tuition

Associate Degree One-Time Payment ($800)
includes application and full tuition

Diploma One-Time Payment ($450)
includes application and full tuition

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