Alternative / Distance Education (AE)

We know it’s not always possible to uproot family, interrupt work, or move to a new city to pursue theological education. That’s why our flexible timetable and distance education may interest you. Horizon offers on-campus classes through one-week modules, six-week terms, and traditional four-month semesters.

Beyond that, we are fundamentally rebooting the way we do distance education. Instructors are reshaping courses so you can learn from home, using the internet to participate fully with other students – both on and off-campus – who are taking the same course at the same time.  AE (Alternative Education) courses are offered in a number of formats, including online (video content), directed-study (text based), and by using the internet to stream you into live courses being offered on-campus. Click the drop-downs for more information on each format.

Live-Streamed Courses

Live-Streamed courses allow out of town or out of province students to attend a live course taking place on Horizon’s campus in Saskatoon through a video-conferencing service called Zoom.   Students attend the class via live streaming at the same time as on-campus students and interact with their professor and classmates in real time.  Your course readings, activities, and essay writing happen as they would in a traditional course format.  Out of town/province students can request to live stream into any Horizon course taking place on-campus.

In order to use the Zoom software, adequeate high-speed internet is required.  Zoom can be accessed and installed on Mac, PC, Android phone/tablet, iPhone/iPad.

Live Streamed courses follow our on-campus Course Schedule. To view available courses please see the on-campus Course Schedule here.

* High speed internet REQUIRED

 

Online Courses

Online courses involve interacting with a professor and a group of students through video-based learning content and online discussions forums.  You can view lectures whenever its convenient for you and participate in discussions as you work to complete course readings, activities and written assignments typical of traditional course formats.  You don’t have set times to view lectures or “attend class,” although you do have deadlines for assignments and requirements to interact with other online students in the course.  Here are some available online courses:

  • Pentecostalism and the Church and Canada (PAOC credential requirement)
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Reason and Christian Belief
  • History of the Christian Era
  • Holy Spirit and the Church (PAOC credential requirement)
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Homiletics (PAOC credential requirement)
  • Theology I
  • Theology II

These courses are offered on an as-requested basis and are offered in three semesters:

  • September 15th – January 15th
  • January 15th – May 15th
  • May 15th – September 15th

*high speed internet connection recommended

Directed Study Courses

Directed Study courses are completed using a traditional distance model that consists of course readings, activities, and essay writing.  Here are some available Directed Study courses.

  • Doctrine of God
  • Bible Study Methods (PAOC credential requirement)
  • Intro to Pastoral Life (PAOC credential requirement)
  • Old Testament Prophets
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • English Christian Literature Survey

These courses are offered on an as-requested basis and are offered in three semesters:

  • September 15th – January 15th
  • January 15th – May 15th
  • May 15th – September 15th

*high speed internet connection recommended

Modules

Several times each year Horizon offers a selection of one-week module courses that allow students to meet all class hour attendance requirements in five days of on-campus classes.  You can take part in lectures, presentations, activites and labs from Monday to Friday then complete the remaining course work in the six weeks that follow.  Modules are a great way to complete a course if you have limited time to study.

Module classes are offered at the beginning of each term in September, November, January, March, and late April.  To see the specific dates for this year’s modules, please view the Course Schedule here.

Alternative Education Request Form

Alternative Education Request Form 

Students MUST fill out a request form to register for any courses offered online, by directed study, or by live stream. Students wishing to take a module course should email the registrar (registrar@horizon.edu) to register. Without this form, we cannot process the course. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation in this.

To Register:

For more information and to register please contact the Assistant Registrar (registrar@horizon.edu).

Tuition & Fees:

The tuition for AE courses is the same as our regular tuition ($675 tuition for a 3-credit undergraduate course in the 2017-2018 academic year). There is also a fee of $105 per AE course.

For undergraduate tuition and fees click HERE.