NTCC Academics

Innovative degrees, flexible plans, powerful results.

NTCC takes an innovative approach in our degree plans to meet every student’s needs. We believe in providing the best education with the most powerful results directly impacting the Kingdom of God.  Find out below about our plans.

We offer an Associates in Religious Studies.  The Associates degree requires 60 credit hours for graduation.

We offer a Bachelors in Religious Studies.  The Bachelors degree requires 120 credit hours for graduation.

We offer a Minor in Christian Leadership or Worship Studies.  The Minor requires 15 credit hours along with your degree plan.

We offer Certificate programs in Worship Studies and Theological Leadership. 

If you don’t need credit for a class, consider auditing it. No tests, no quizzes, and the experience of receiving great teaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many classes are considered full-time?

4 classes or 12 credit hours per semester is considered full-time.

2. How many classes can I take at a time?

Students can take up to 2 classes (6 hours) per each 8-week session for a total of 12 credit hours. Anything beyond 12 credit hours must be approved by administration.

3. How many credits will I need to graduate?

The associate’s degree requires 60 credit hours for graduation.

The bachelor‘s degree requires 120 credit hours for graduation.

4. How fast can I graduate?

The associate’s degree takes approximately 4 semesters, or 2 years.

The bachelor’s degree takes approximately 8 semesters, or four years.

5. What is the topic of the 300-500 word essay on the admissions application?

Students applying for undergraduate admission will be required to respond to the following prompt:

Please state your purpose for pursuing a Religious Studies degree.

Also, share how you will integrate knowledge gained into the practical ministry.

  1. Do you accept transfer students?

    Yes, we do. 

  2. What degrees do you offer?

    We offer Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies with minors in Christian Leadership and Worship Studies.

  3. Will my Professors be academically qualified?

    See the Faculty page.

1. What is the difference between an online class and a hybrid class?

A hybrid course is a combination of weekly face to face meetings and online course work.

An online class is 100% online.

  1. Can I transfer credits in from another institution?

    Incoming credit transfers will be determined on a case by case basis.

  2. Will my credits and/or degree transfer out?

    We cannot guarantee the transfer-ability of any NTCC credits. Please share our course descriptions with the institution to which you plan to transfer.

Receive your degree and stay at your church

Both the hybrid and online only options at NTCC were specifically designed for you!
Now there is a way to complete your degree while you remain a solid contributor at your home church.

Online education at NTCC is leading-edge, yet friendly.

We know the landscape of education has changed and this may be your first encounter using an online platform for your education.
Our friendly staff and students are a helpful resource who will patiently guide you through each platform we use at NTCC.

Now is the time and NTCC has the program.

Like countless others, maybe you started to further your education then life got in the way.
Thankfully the online and hybrid options at NTCC makes it easy to jump back in and pick up where you left off.

Busy people CAN get their degree!

Many busy professionals have found that NTCC has given them the ability
to continue their employment while comfortably getting their education. 
Listen below to what they say about the programs NTCC offers for busy professionals.