Certificate Programs | West Coast Baptist College

Never Stop Growing

Expand your knowledge. Deepen your insights. Refresh your understanding.

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How does the program work?

West Coast online certificate program allows you to take quality online college classes with a narrow focus according to your interests. You can choose to take an individual course or a set of courses grouped by subject into a certificate program. You can simply audit the course lectures or take the entire course for full college credit. Each course lasts seven weeks. Contact onlinelearning@wcbc.edu for questions.


Stay sharp. Keep growing. Continue developing.

In Philippians 3 the Apostle Paul acknowledged that he had not yet “apprehended.” He was still growing and pressing forward. When it comes to our biblical knowledge, most of us would have to admit we have not arrived yet either. WCBC online certificate program can help you continue to grow and develop in key areas of biblical study.

New equipping for new opportunities.

If you are transitioning to a new position or moving to new ministry responsibilities, you might need new equipping. Taking a “refresher” course on topics that you have previously learned can help you be more effective for Christ.

Take only the classes or subjects you want.

Choose a topic that would be helpful to you and do a concentrated study of just that subject. There is no need to take unrelated required classes. Take as many or as few as you would like.

Turn your down time into growth time.

Listen to classes and learn material while you are traveling, exercising, or doing other chores. It is amazing how much you will learn during your down time.

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Two ways to Learn: Audit or Credit


Course Audit


per course

College Credit


per credit hour

Full course lectures and materials

Full course progression with tests and projects


Full student/instructor interaction


Receive a certificate upon satisfactory completion of program courses


Credits may be transferable or applied to future ministry degrees

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How to Get Started

How to get started

  1. Choose a course you would like to take.
  2. Sign Up to Audit or Apply to take course for credit.
  3. Begin your seven-week course. Contact onlinelearning@wcbc.edu for the next course start date.

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Six Certificates, Twenty-three courses

Systematic high-quality instruction in the subjects that you want to learn

What if God has not called me to ministry or if I don’t know what God has for my future?

If these questions resonate with you, the One Year Bible Certificate was designed with you in mind. While God does not call all Christians to full-time ministry, He does call us all to full-time Christianity.

The One Year Bible Certificate can be earned on campus or online and will help you to defend your faith from attack, rest in confidence in your ability to handle God’s Word correctly, understand what the Bible says on key doctrines, and more. If God does keep you at WCBC, all of your credits will transfer into any four-year degree. If He takes you somewhere else, you will know what you believe, why you believe it, and how to defend it.