CLC Madison is an off campus program of Christian Life College located in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Our purpose as CLC-Madison is to serve local churches in Wisconsin by educating individuals who seek to serve God with their lives in various ways of ministry. Academics are provided in a Biblically based, Spirit-filled environment, developing men and women to serve Christ and His Kingdom in the world.
The Academic Program: Associate of Arts In Biblical Studies
This degree is intended to serve the student who will pursue a non-ministerial career; people who are already established in their career but who desire a Bible college education; people who attend a local church regularly and want to develop their capacity to minister more effectively; and people who simply desire a Bible college education for personal spiritual growth and an understanding of the Scriptures.
This program provides a foundation for further study in the Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Studies. The Structure of the Associate of Arts in Christian Studies is 64 credits available from the following curriculum:
12 Credits of Biblical Studies from among:
- Old Testament Survey
- New Testament Survey
- Person and Life of Christ
- Elective Individual Study
12 Credits of Theological Studies
- Theology I
- Theology II
- Church History I
- Church History II
13 Credits of Christian Study Electives from among:
- Principles of Administration and Organization
- Spiritual Formation
- Science and the Bible
- Culture and Worldviews
- Marriage and Family
12 Credits of General Education Core Requirements
Currently, CLC – Madison encourages the fulfillment of general education credits through other accredited schools such as Madison Area Technical College, UW Madison, and Edgewood College. It is possible to fulfill these requirements through online courses. The breakdown of these General Education Core classes include:
- Humanities, 6 credits (e.g. English, Speech, Academic Writing)
- Social Sciences, 6 credits (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, History of Western Civilization)
15 Credits of Ministry Practicum
Classroom instruction is augmented with hands-on ministry training under the supervision of a local church pastor. Practical ministry responsibilities will allow the student to take classroom training into a mentored in a “learning by doing” model. The Internship program is a commitment of one year supervision in serving the local church. The goals are:
- Personal Growth – Self Understand and Care of Others
- Spiritual Development – Maturity and Soul Care
- Theological and Biblical Application – Integration of classroom academics and ministry experience.
Tuition and Fees
Registration & Application Fees are $25. These fees are paid to CLC – Madison. Registration and application fees must accompany an application for enrollment.
Tuition Credit Fees: Tuition per course is $325.00, and all courses presently are 3 credits . Fees are scheduled as following: The first half is due on or before the first class, and the second half is due before the fourth class. Other arrangements may be made if done with prior approval. These fees are non-refundable. If a student is willing to pay the entire tuition in full by the first night of class, a $25 discount will be given and tuition will be $300. The drop date for all classes is the fourth week. All dropped classes will be converted to an auditing status.
The courses offered by CLC—Madison may be completed for individual study and as such these classes are audited at a reduced rate of tuition. Audit fees will be assessed by class offering. The semester fee to audit is $150 if paid in two or more installments, or $125 if paid in full on or before the first night of class. These fees are non-refundable.
Anyone may take a single class or classes within the semester based on their interest in a topic, or desire to learn from the subject material within a specific time frame. For example, if Old Testament Survey is a semester long course, a person who is auditing may choose to take the two week section on the Historical books alone. There is no credit issued for any audited sections, and neither is homework, papers or testing required. Auditing courses is a great way to gain college-level training without the requirements of testing and grades.
Each course is taught by adjunct faculty who meet accrediting requirements. We are excited to tap into the wealth of resources from Madison-area churches. Greg Pechacek serves as the Academic Dean and lead instructor. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Abundant Life Christian School, located at 4901 E. Buckeye Rd., Madison, WI.