B.R.E. Professional Studies Community College Track


Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Roy


This program receives students who have graduated from one year certificate programs in community colleges, or those who elect to insert a community college certificate into an Emmanuel degree, and offers them the opportunity to integrate community college studies, training in practical ministry and service, and preparation for further education.  It is not an articulated program with any individual community college.



In addition to the objectives identified for the common first year MountainTop Certificate program, this program also enables students to begin to:

  1. Integrate external vocational studies into a biblical framework for life and career
  2. Demonstrate competence in integrating ministry skills with vocational studies
  3. Demonstrate intellectual and scholarly skills suitable for continuing education at the senior undergraduate or graduate level
  4. Provide leadership in a variety of settings both inside and outside the church


Career Path

Students graduating from this program find employment within the scope of their transferred vocational studies, elect to go on to further educational studies, or bring their combined studies into a variety of employment situations in mission and other Christian agencies, church ministries, and front-line people helping.  Transfer credits to other schools are at the discretion of the recieving institution.  


  • Admission to this program is subject to special review of student transcripts in order to assign appropriate transfer credit.  Continuance in this program is at the discretion of the program coordinator and the college admissions committee.  Students seekins full transfer credit must have maintained a minimum AGPA of 2.5 in their community college program with no course transfer for a grade below C or equivalent.  


Division Course Requirements HRS
Bible & Theology        Old Testament Survey 3
New Testament Survey 3
Bible Foundations 3
Bible Study Skills 3
Old Testament AND New Testament Bible Elective 200 level 6
Bible Elective 300 level 3
Introduction to Theology 3
Biblical Theology Elective (x 2) 6
General Studies     

Transfer credit as assessed by Registrar.  Selection of remaining General Studies courses (if required) will be done in consultation with the program coordinator.  Normally, the following courses shall be taken at Emmanuel:

Introduction to Communication OR Oral Communication 3
Group Dynamics 
Church History Survey 3
Psychology OR Anthropology OR Sociology 3
Ethics 3
General Studies Elective 3
Professional Studies Transfer credit as assessed by Registrar.  Program requires a minimum of 18 credits in Professional Studies with evidence of advanced level coursework.  Selection of remaining Professional Studies will be done in consultation with the program coordinator.  See Course concentrations listed under the Bachelor of Religious Education:  Professional Studies program 36
Field Education  Field Education and Ministry Preparation 1
Field Education in each concentration 2
Field Education  1
  TOTAL 97


The program consists of:

Transferred coursework up to 30 hours combined in General Studies and Professional Studies.  Additional coursework taken at Emmanuel to ensure a minimum overall program of:  30 hours Bible & Theology, 36 hours Professional Studies, 27 hours in General Studies, and 4 credits in Field Education.  These numbers may be adjusted following review of submitted transcripts.  

These numbers may be adjusted following review of submitted transcripts.