Associate of Occupational Studies

The Associate of Occupational Studies program is a postsecondary professional degree intended for persons who hold a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, but who have not completed a baccalaureate degree.  This program requires sixty semester hours of academic credit for graduation.
 
Objectives
The educational and career goals of the AOS program include training students for effective ministry as religious instructors, pastors, church staff members, and ministerial workers in the New York area and across the Northeast.
 
The AOS program is designed to provide quality ministry training for students who will pursue no further studies beyond it and be transferable into an accredited Bachelors program if the student chooses. It will also offer college level ministry training to students with GED or high school diplomas.
 
Emphases of the Associate of Occupational Studies Degree
 
Pastoral ministry: The AOS with an emaphsis in pastoral ministry seeks to guide students in the acquisition of essential skills for effective pastoral leadership roles in the church including preaching, teaching, worship leadership, biblical counseling, evangelism and missions. 
 
Church ministry: The AOS with an emphasis in church ministry seeks to help students acquire essential skills for educational leadership roles in the church including teaching, age graded ministry, adminstration, evangelism and missions. 
 
Completion Requirements
In order to qualify for graduation, each student in the Associate of Occupational Studies program must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” as set forth in the Catalog. In addition, each student in the program must complete the sixty semester hours of courses specified in the course listing, including fifty-seven semester hours of required core courses and three semester hours of electives.
 
Each student in the Associate of Occupational Studies program is required to complete a minimum of fifteen semester hours of general education courses, with at least one course in each of three areas: the humanities or fine arts, the social or behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences or mathematics. The general education courses may be transferred from another postsecondary institution, or they may be completed within the required course structure of the Associate of Occupational Studies.
 
Associate of Occupational Studies Course Requirements

 

Course Title

 

Course Number

 

Semester

Hours

 

Total

Hours

 

FIRST YEAR

New Testament Survey 1, 2

Personal Evangelism

Contemporary Worldview

Spiritual Formation

Basic Biblical Interpretation

Introduction to Christian Education

Introduction to Literature

Introduction to Biology

       Pastoral or Church Ministry

 

SECOND YEAR

Old Testament Survey 1, 2

History of Christianity

Biblical Preaching 1, 2 or Teaching 1, 2

 

Intro to Biblical Counseling

Basic Bible Doctrines

Bible/Theology Elective

Leadership Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NT 2101–2102

EV 3200

PM 4302

PM 7300

BH 2100

CE 4484

EN 4914

SC 4981

    PM 4200/CE 4552

 

 

OT 2101–2102

CH 3001

HM 4001-4005/ CE 4450-4452

CN 4103

TH 3701

 

PM 4270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

6

3

6

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation                                                                                 60

 

 

 

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