The Online program at DCC offers the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Business and Practical Ministries. The Business degree offers two tracks to choose from, Business Administration and Ethics or Nonprofit Management. The Practical Ministries degree offers a track in Ministry Leadership.
B.S. in Practical Ministries (PDF)
This Bachelor of Science degree is designed to give people the biblical foundation, leadership skills, and ministry expertise to lead a church or para-church organization. The spiritual disciplines, Christian service, and mentoring that are built into the program are designed to help a student become a person of influence under God's influence.
Each course is six weeks long. The Bachelor of Science curriculum has 30 hours of open electives. This provides room for many of your previous credits to transfer towards your degree.
B.S. in Business (PDF)
This Bachelor of Science degree is designed to prepare people with the management skills to lead in business. Additionally, this program prepares graduates with the ethical and biblical foundation to make decisions that honor Christ. The spiritual disciplines, Christian service, and mentoring that are built into the program are designed to help a student become a person of influence under God's influence.
Each course is six weeks long The Bachelor of Science curriculum has 30 hours of open electives. This provides room for many of your previous credits to transfer towards your degree.
New DCC Online students should complete and return the application materials found within the application packet. Application packets are available on request by contacting the Office of Admissions. You can also complete your application online.
Begin Your Application
Complete Online Application Or Print and Mail Application
for Admissions (PDF)
New students (including Transfer and Non-Degree-Seeking students) should
complete all application materials including the Application for Admission,
Reference forms, and transcript-request forms.
Application Requirements for Online Students
A complete admissions application consists of the following items:
Official college transcript(s) from each institution attended or enrolled, with a stamp
- Describe your academic and spiritual goals and how you believe DCC can help
you achieve them.
- Tell why you believe the Quest or Online program fits your current life situation.
and administrator's signature, which must arrive in a sealed envelope bearing the
If no previous college coursework, an official high school transcript with a stamp and
administrator's signature, which must arrive in a sealed envelope bearing the
Military transcript (if applicable).
One letter of recommendation from a church pastor or leader.
There are several options for financing your education. The Financial Aid
Office will work with you to determine your eligibility for scholarships,
grants, loans, and work-study programs.
Complete the request form at the top to have someone contact you to discuss your financial aid options.
Online Program Costs for 2012
|Tuition (per credit hour)*
|Online Fee (per course)
|CDC or Dantes (per credit hour)**
*Most courses are 3 credit hours.
** DCC accepts Dantes and Credit for Demonstrated Competency (CDC) tests to meet non-major course requirements. A student can transfer up to 30 hours of alternative credit.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does DCC Online cost? View Answer
A DCC Online education costs less than the traditional private Christian education, with the same high quality instruction. You may qualify for financial aid, or tuition reimbursement from your employer. Click here to find out your specific tuition costs.
What credits will transfer to DCC? View Answer
You can transfer a number of credits from other accredited colleges to the DCC Online program. You must have received at least a "C" in the class in order to transfer it. Check with your academic advisor to find out more about transferring hours.
What credits will transfer from DCC to other colleges? View Answer
Other colleges will have a standard that they use to accept credits much like DCC, a grade of "C" and above. Usually, if the college a student transfers credits to is not a Christian college, Biblical classes do not transfer or will transfer at the least as electives. DCC has had many students transfer in and out of Texas with no issues on credits being accepted. However, if you have a question contact the college you are interested in and ask.
How are the classes conducted? View Answer
DCC Online classes are conducted through an Internet-based platform called Moodle, which can be found at
http://online.dallas.edu. The days and times that you take DCC Online classes are entirely up to you as long as you sign on several times a week and post comments three times per week to meet participation requirements. You are not required to be online at the same time with the whole class. You can log on at any time of the day or night; it's entirely up to you. This allows you to fit school into your busy schedule, rather than attempting to fit your schedule around school. Nothing could be more convenient.
What computer skills and equipment are required? View Answer
- (Skills) You must be able to:
- Use Microsoft Word to create and format documents
- Use Microsoft PowerPoint at a beginning level
- Navigate and search the Internet
- Download and open files
- Download and install software
- A Windows or Macintosh computer system with minimum 1 Ghz processor and 1 GB memory (2 GB for Windows 7 & Vista). Any computer purchased new in the last 3 years probably meets these requirements.
- Operating Systems: Windows Vista, 7, or 8; Mac OS 10.5
- Students need to have Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010. It is possible to use an alternative to Microsoft Office,
but all assignments must be submitted in Office format: e.g. .doc or .ppt. Students must also be able to open Office
files and read the comments inserted by instructors. OpenOffice provides a free alternative for Word and PowerPoint and meets these requirements.
- Students purchase Logos Bible Study software as a resource for "How to Study the Bible." It is part of the required resources, so it can be purchased with financial aid funds if necessary. It is available for Windows and Macintosh.
- (Equipment) Internet conferencing equipment with high-speed Internet connection is required:
- Good quality webcam* with a microphone built in and a set of headphones/earbuds
- Good quality webcam* (no microphone) and a headset**
*The DCC Virtual Bookstore stocks the LogiTech HD 720p Video Calling Web Cam to allow students to purchase this webcam with financial aid.
**Using a headset is the preferred method. It reduces background noise and echo.
How do I turn in assignments? View Answer
Students turn in assignments via Moodle. Each course has its own Moodle site where online students turn in assignments, post discussions, etc.
When can I get started? View Answer
Online students typically begin classes within 7 weeks after applying.
How long does it take to finish the degree program? View Answer
Some students can complete their online college education in as little as two years. It depends on two things personal to each student.
- How many previous college credits can transfer to your chosen degree program? The registrar examines your official college transcripts (as well as military DD214) to create a transcript evaluation. This shows you what classes you need to complete your degree.
- How much time do you have to dedicate each week to taking classes? Students spend 10-15 hrs. per week completing each online course. If you can take two courses simultaneously, you can complete your degree more quickly.