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.

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. There is an additional DE fee of $20 per credit hour that must be paid when the DE request is submitted.

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 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

Live-Stream Courses

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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:

Pentecostal History (Pentecostalism & the Church in Canada)

General – G310
3 credits | Prerequisites: G110

Syllabus
Intro to the New Testament

Bible – B115
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Reason & Christian Belief

General – G330 CB/DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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History of the Christian Era

General – G110
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Pentecostal Distinctives (Holy Spirit & the Church)

Theology – T221
3 credits

PAOC credential requirement

Ethics and Morality

General – G230
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Homiletics

Professional – P202
3 credits
PAOC credential requirement

Theology I

Theology – T320
3 credits | Prerequisites: T101 Intro to Theology

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Theology II

Theology – T321
3 credits | Prerequisites: Theology I

Syllabus

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

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Doctrine of God

3 credits

Current Issues in Theology

Theology – T391 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: T320 Theology I & T321 Theology II

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Bible Study Methods

Bible – B119
3 credits
PAOC credential requirement

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Pastoral Theology (Intro to Pastoral Life & Leadership)

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

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Old Testament Prophets

Bible – B220
3 credits | Prerequisites: B110

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Leadership Theory and Practice

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

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Training Leaders in Ministry Organizations

Professional – P331
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Biblical Communication

Bible – B290
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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English Christian Literature Survey

3 credits