Distance Education

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. Distance Education courses are offered in a number of formats (see below), including online (video content), directed-study (text-based), and by using the internet to stream you into live courses being offered on-campus.

“This summer I enrolled in Bible Study Methods. My experience online has been exceptional. There are opportunities for in-class interactions with other students, links to access the video classes at any time, and the opportunity to ask the professor questions throughout the class. Additionally, the professor is available for questions and additional help outside of the class hours and answers emails very quickly. The quality of the course is excellent, interesting, and creative. The faculty is friendly, efficient, and I feel really well connected. I have had such an amazing experience and I am registering for another course!”
AutumneAutumne, Student
“I am so thankful for the forward thinking of Horizon College and their investment in technology. Not only does this allow students from anywhere to engage in distance learning, but during our current global situation, my education has transferred to an online format seamlessly. Instead of my classes being canceled, I’ve been able to continue to attend lectures, participate in classroom discussion, and engage in community. What a blessing!”
ErikErik, Student

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How to Apply

Students MUST fill out a Distance Education (DE) 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 Associate Registrar (registrar@horizon.edu) to register. Without this form, we cannot process the request or registration.

DE Request Form

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition for DE courses is at the posted per credit hour rate for the current academic year.

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Seminary Tuition & Fees

Formats

Live-Stream 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. Live-Streamed courses follow our on-campus course syllabi and course schedule.

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

NOTE: The deadline to register for live-stream courses is three weeks prior to the start of the course.

*High speed internet REQUIRED

Video on Demand Courses

If you are not able to join a class online during the day via live-stream, later in the day or even later in the week you could watch the class on Horizon’s Media Centre through Video on Demand (VOD). In comparison to Online courses, VOD courses allow you to interact with the class and professor that you are watching on video, because you are following the same general schedule as the on-campus course. Our course schedules indicate those courses that are accessible by VOD.

NOTE: The deadline to register for VOD courses is three weeks prior to the start of the course.

*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.

These courses are offered on an as-requested basis and are offered in three semesters:
Fall (September – December)
Winter (January – April)
Summer (May – August)

*High speed internet REQUIRED

Here are some available online study College courses:

Intro to the New Testament – DE

Bible – B115
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Pentecostalism & the Church in Canada (Pentecostal History) – DE

General – G310
3 credits | Prerequisites: G110

Syllabus
Theology I – DE

Theology – T220
3 credits | Prerequisites: T101 Intro to Theology

Syllabus
Theology II – DE

Theology – T221
3 credits | Prerequisites: Theology I

Syllabus
Holy Spirit & the Church – DE

Theology – T311
3 credits
| Prerequisites: Theology I & II

Syllabus
Reason & Christian Belief – DE

General – G330
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Ethics and Morality – DE

General – G230
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
History of the Christian Era – DE

General – G110
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Bible Study Methods – DE

Bible – B119
3 credits
PAOC credential requirement

Directed Study Courses

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

These courses are offered on an as-requested basis and are offered in three semesters:
Fall (September – December)
Winter (January – April)
Summer (May – August)

Here are some available directed study College courses:

Contemporary Approaches to Leadership & Administration

EM5105
3 credits
*Done in conjunction with the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

Syllabus
Doctrine of God – DE

Theology – T410
3 credits

Syllabus
Current Issues in Theology – DE

Theology – T491
3 credits | Prerequisites: T320 Theology I & T321 Theology II

Syllabus
Pastoral Theology (Intro to Pastoral Life & Leadership)

Professional – P221
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

Syllabus
Old Testament Prophets

Bible – B220
3 credits | Prerequisites: B110

Syllabus
Leadership Theory and Practice

Professional – P222
3 credits | Prerequisites: G139 Foundations of Leadership
PAOC credential requirement

Syllabus
Training Leaders in Ministry Organizations

Professional – P331
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Biblical Communication

Bible – B290
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Old Testament Wisdom Literature – DE

Bible – B423
3 credits

Syllabus
Syllabus
English Christian Literature Survey

General – G109
3 credits

Syllabus
Bible Study Methods – DE

Bible – B119 (*Directed Study)
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

Syllabus
Homiletics (Preaching)

Professional – P202
3 credits
PAOC credential requirement

Syllabus

College Course Schedule

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Seminary Course Schedule

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