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Certificate and Degree Completion Programs

Program Options

A. Certificate Program

The Certificate in Missions and the Certificate in Addiction Studies are granted to students who successfully complete 10 courses (30 credit hours) in an area of specialization. This is option is usually chosen by students with less than two years of previous college experience.

B.  Degree Completion Program

City Vision College offers three degree completion programs: Bachelor of Arts in Missions with an urban ministry emphasis, Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Management and a Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies. The degrees require 120 credits and are equivalent to 4-year academic degrees awarded by accredited residential colleges in the United States.  

To earn a degree, students must have additional transfer credit hours from an accredited college or university to add to courses taken from City Vision College. Up to 30 hours of transfer credit may be earned through credit by examination. A maximum of 90 credit hours may be transferred from outside institutions; students are required to take at least 30 credit hours - the equivalent of the senior year - from City Vision College to complete their degree.  Those who already have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university can usually earn a second degree by taking 30 credit hours in one of the areas of specialization.

C.  Enrollment In Individual Courses

City Vision College courses are open to anyone who wishes to enroll. Before a student enrolls, however, he or she should keep in mind that the courses are presented at the college level. If the student wishes to pursue a certificate or degree with City Vision College after taking individual courses, all credits earned will be applied to that program.

Learn More About the Degree Completion Programs

Addiction Studies

This program prepares students the addiction counselor certification process in the states in which they reside.  The addiction courses also can be taken for continuing education credits for those already holding certification. City Vision College is an Approved Academic Education Provider by NAADAC, the association for professional addiction counselors.

Nonprofit Management

This program prepares students to manage the business affairs of non-profit corporations, including foundations, educational institutions, associations, and other such organizations. It includes instruction in business management, principles of accounting and financial management, fund raising, human resources management, and social services outreach, and taxation and law as applied to non-profit organizations.  Completing two of these courses provides CFRE applicants with the 80 hours of required education for initial certification. One City Vision College course fulfills the 45 hours of continuing education for renewal of the CFRE, which is required every three years.

Urban Missions

This program focuses on the theory and practice of Christian ministry with a special focus on urban missions. It includes instruction in theology, evangelism/discipleship, and social services outreach.

Minors and Double Majors    

To earn a bachelor's degree with City Vision College, 120 total semester credit hours are required.  At least 30 hours must come from City Vision College course and up to 90 may come from transfer credit.

A minor may be earned by taking at least 15 credit hours from one of the degree programs that are not a part of a student's primary major.  These must be courses that are unique to that program and cannot include those that are also a part of the student's primary major program.

A second major may be earned by taking an additional 30 hours from one of the degree programs apart from the student's primary major.


City Vision College is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council and is an affiliate member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. DETC is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).