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.

College DE Request Form

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Seminary 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.

Our Digital Theological Library offers students unparalleled access to online resources for their research needs. To offset the costs of this library access, starting in the Winter 2021 semester, all students will pay a Textbook & Resource Access fee of $7.50 per credit hour (=$22.50 per three-credit course). This fee applies to all courses at Horizon College & Seminary.

*While students have the benefit of accessing their textbooks online through the Digital Theological Library, they will not have access to the Digital Theological Library upon graduation. Therefore, we encourage students to purchase select textbooks to build their personal library. For your convenience, Horizon has partnered with Kennedy’s Parable to provide textbooks.

College Tuition & Fees
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, then later in the day or even later in the week you could watch the class on Horizon’s Video Centre through Video on Demand (VOD). In comparison to Online Video courses (more info below), 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 Video Courses

Online Video courses involve interacting with a professor and 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

Online Video College Courses

Intro to the New Testament – DE

Bible – B115 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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

General – G310 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: G110

Syllabus
Theology I – DE

Theology – T220 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: T101

Syllabus
Theology II – DE

Theology – T221 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: T101

Syllabus
Holy Spirit & the Church – DE

Theology – T311 DE
3 credits
| Prerequisites: T220 & T221

Syllabus
Reason & Christian Belief – DE

General – G330 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: G143

Syllabus
Ethics and Morality – DE

General – G230 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: G143

Syllabus
History of the Christian Era – DE

General – G110 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Bible Study Methods – DE

Bible – B119 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

Syllabus
Personal & Christian Life Management – DE

General – G144 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Communication Skills – DE

General – G209 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: B119

Syllabus
Portfolio Fall Lab 1 – DE

General – G101 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Portfolio Fall Lab 2 – DE

General – G201 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: G102

Syllabus
Portfolio Fall Lab 3 – DE

General – G301 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: G202

Syllabus
Intro to Theology – DE

Theology – T101 DE
3 credits
| Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Studies in Paul’s Letters – DE

Bible – B364 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: B115 & B119

Syllabus
Worldviews & Contemporary Culture – DE

General – G143 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Youth Ministry DE

Professional – P370 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Syllabus

Online Video Seminary Courses

Survey of Church History – DE

TS5101 DE
3 credits

Introduction to Pentecostal Theology- DE

TS5106 DE
3 credits

Syllabus
Origins & Development of Global Pentecostalism-DE

TS5107 DE

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Syllabus
Theological Foundations – DE

BI / TS – TS5201 DE
3 credits

Syllabus
Studies in Paul’s Letters – DE

NT5316 DE

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)

Directed Study College Courses

Doctrine of God – DE

Theology – T410 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: T220 & T221

Syllabus
Current Issues in Theology – DE

Theology – T491 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: T220  & T221

Syllabus
Biblical Communication

Bible – B490
3 credits | Prerequisites: P302

Syllabus
Old Testament Wisdom Literature – DE

Bible – B423 DE
3 credits| Prerequisites: B110 & B119

Description +

Syllabus
Bible Study Methods – DE

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

Syllabus
Contemporary Approaches to Leadership and Administration- DE

General – G241 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: G149.

Syllabus
Intro to Pastoral Life & Leadership DE

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

Syllabus
Old Testament History DE

Bible – B320 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: B110 & B119

Syllabus
Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 1)- DE

Professional – P151 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

Syllabus
Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 2)- DE

Professional – P251 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: P152

Syllabus
Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 3)- DE

Professional – P351 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: P252

Syllabus

Directed Study Seminary Courses

Pentecostal Perspectives on Preaching DE

PS5105 DE

Syllabus
Pentecostal/Charismatic Spirituality- DE

PS5107 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Syllabus
Pastoral Theology – Pentecostal Perspectives- DE

PS6103 DE
3 credits

Syllabus
Themes in Theology:
Jesus the Savior -DE

TS6203 DE
3 credits

Description +

Syllabus
A Biblical Theology & Hermeneutic of Leadership- DE

LS5103 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

Vision, Strategy, Execution & Assessment – DE

LS5104 DE

3 credits

Syllabus
Contemporary Approaches to Leadership & Management DE

LS5105 DE
3 credits

Syllabus
Creating & Sustaining Effective Teams- DE

LS5114 DE
3 credits

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College Course Schedule

2020 – 2021
2021 – 2022

Seminary Course Schedule

2020 – 2021
2021 – 2022