Through academic training and hands-on ministry service, Emmanuel prepares Christ followers who are committed to making a difference in their world.

Distance Education

Distance Education courses are available to anyone interested in pursuing educational opportunities at Emmanuel. For some students, Distance Education provides a chance to begin a Bible college education either as an occasional student or to enter a program. For others, these courses supplement the in-class offerings, providing flexibility in scheduling. Students in any certificate, diploma or degree program at Emmanuel may take up to half of their courses by Distance Education. 

We are available to help you plan for your education. We want you to succeed!

Distance Education Goal: To provide students with an alternative to classroom study

  • Accommodate students with course conflicts, and health, travel, distance, employment, and family issues
  • Appeal to different learning styles
  • Provide flexible (longer or shorter) time frames for course completion and allow students to control scheduling of their course work
  • Offer a certificate program that can be completed entirely off campus
  • Allow students in all certificate, diploma, and degree programs to complete up to half of their course requirements from a distance

Do these Life Situations or Schooling Issues look familiar to you?

  • You live at a distance from the college and find it hard to commute to in-class courses.
  • You work shifts or odd hours and don't have the same time free each week for classes.
  • Your family responsibilities prevent you from spending hours away from home.
  • Your health affects your ability to take in-class courses.
  • You want to use time over the Christmas or summer break to continue your education.
  • You want to have a longer (or shorter) time frame in which to complete a course.
  • A course you want to take is not offered during the semester you want to take it.
  • A conflict in your class schedule prevents you from taking a course in class.

    A score of even 1 in the above categories makes you a candidate for Distance Education!

Do you have the Characteristics associated with Success in Distance Education or could you develop them?

  • You are self-motivated and/or have a good accountability system in place with someone who will help keep you on track.
  • You are an independent worker.
  • You have a good place and time to do uninterrupted work.
  • You are good at time management: setting your own pace, enjoying flexibility but able to keep to self-set deadlines.
  • You are responsible about submitting assignments.
  • You will have some patience with inevitable delays in feedback on your work.
  • You want to do it!

    A score of 3 or more in the above categories indicates good potential for success!
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Our Newest Distance Education Courses

Old Testament Survey (BO110AC) - Released August 1, 2016

Course Description

An exploration of the books of the Old Testament with an emphasis on their central teachings, dominant themes, and primary message for both ancient recipients and modern readers. 

Course Objectives

  1. To foster an appreciation for the history, theology and message of the Old 
Testament
  2. To encourage spiritual growth through the study of the Old Testament.
  3. To learn the content of the Old Testament.
  4. To foster critical thinking, discernment, and the ability to synthesize 
material.

New Testament Survey (BN110AC) - Released August 1, 2016

Course Description

An exploration of the books of the New Testament with an emphasis on their central teachings, dominant themes, and primary message for both ancient recipients and modern readers. 

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the pupose, audience, and themes of the books of the New Testament.
  • Articulate the genres, books, key terms, authors, and overarching theology of the New Testament.
  • Become familiar with the historical and cultural context in which the New Testament was written.  Be able to recognize/identify key people, groups, and systems of thought.
  • Understand the core messages, structure, and content of each NT book. 

PLUS 6 new online courses offered through Pathways

  • BO364AP  Minor Prophets
  • GL111AP Academic Writing
  • GS131AP  Adolescent Psychology
  • GS222AP  Developmental Psychology
  • GS223AP  Research Methodologies
  • GS322AP  Abnormal Psychology