CLC Distance Education

CLC Distance Education

CLC Distance Education offers you high-quality instruction and the flexibility to pursue Apostolic education from anywhere in the world.

As a Distance Education (DE) student, you will experience a convenient learning format that works with your busy schedule without sacrificing the distinct qualities Christian Life College is known for:  a biblically based education, theological scholarship, ministry training, and spiritual formation producing influential servant-leaders prepared for apostolic ministry.

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Frequently Asked Questions About CLC Distance Education

Can I earn a degree from Christian Life College through CLC Distance Education?

No, currently we cannot offer a full degree through our Distance Education Program. Our accreditor, WSCUC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior University Commission), restricts us to offer up to only 50% of the credits in a degree program. While we can offer specific courses in each of our degree programs, we are currently seeking to be approved to offer our General Ministry degree fully online.

What formatting can I expect of a distance education course?

Distance education courses include the same content, textbooks, supplementary material, and (or similar) assignments as the on-campus course section. The intent is to reproduce the on-campus classroom atmosphere as closely as possible while meeting the needs of distance learners.

Each distance education course is unique, and every instructor designs their course in the manner most appropriate for the subject. Instructors use Canvas to deliver live or recorded lectures, lesson transcripts, host online discussion forums and audio/video conferencing, and complete online office hours. All assignments are submitted via Canvas. All grades are posted and interaction with the instructor and other students occurs within Canvas LMS. Additionally, the academic advising team, the Learning Resource Center online services, and the Distance Education Department serve as support systems to work with DE students in their academic pursuits at CLC.

Can I transfer other credits to Christian Life College?

Yes, the Academic Dean/Registrar will review transcripts and credit applicable courses which meet program objectives.

What do I need to do to get started?

Contact our Admissions Department, and they will walk you through the admissions process. After admission and financial check-in, you may register for distance education classes with the DE Academic Advisor.

How much does it cost to take distance education courses?

Tuition is $200 per credit unit (hour) plus applicable technology fees $25 per unit. Most courses are (3) credit units (hours). Students may choose the number of courses that fit their schedules. No minimum course load required.

Is all tuition due at the time of registration?

Distance Educational courses require full payment at the time of registration. Fees for distance education courses are the same as on campus courses with the exception that all distance learning courses have an additional $25 per unit technology fee.

When is open enrollment for Fall and Spring semesters?

To check for the deadlines for this academic year, please view our academic calendar.

What are the technology requirements for distance education coursework?

    • A valid email address
    • A laptop, desktop computer, or tablet
    • Regular access to high speed or broadband connection (e.g., DSL or Cable)
    • An up-to-date operating system
    • A modern standards-compliant web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 9+)
    • Microsoft Office 2010+ (all assignments are submitted in formats from this suite)
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader (for .pdf files)

What technology skills are necessary for distance education students?

DE students must have sufficient skills in typing, editing, and printing functions of word processing software and a computer equipped with sufficient technology to study online; however, technology requirements can vary slightly based on individual courses.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is the online platform that CLC Distance Education uses to offer all courses. Canvas serves a variety of purposes, allowing professors to make announcements, post assignments, and interact with students. Distance Education and Residential students use Canvas to submit coursework, complete tests, and interact with other classmates.

What is Sonis? 

Sonis is an online tool that allows students to make payments, check their student accounts, access transcripts, check grades, as well as review transfer credits and review their degree completion audit.

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Who do I contact for more information about CLC Distance Education?

If you have any questions about CLC Distance Education, please contact the CLC Distance Education office by email at or via phone at 209.476.7840.

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For more information about the admissions process, please visit Admissions or contact the Admissions Department by email at or via phone at 209.476.7840.