Distance Learning

Students may take any of the five available courses online.  These are: Life of Christ 1, Life of Christ 2, Genesis, Acts, and Romans. Students  have access to a video and audio feed of all the lectures when taught live, and also receive a written transcript of all the lecture materials needed. 

This course format allows you to begin your studies at the beginning of any term, giving you the freedom to start a course whenever it is convenient for you. It is an online learning program requiring regular interaction via email with the instructor and must be completed within the 12 week timeline of any given quarter.  The tuition cost per course is $360.

The online format is convenient and adaptable to a busy work and family schedule. For students who enjoy studying independently, this program allows you to engage in class lectures at any time through a laptop or desktop computer. The course note outlines are provided in electronic format, or a printed version can also be purchased.

As an incentive to get started, all first-time students are welcome to take their first course at no tuition charge; they only pay for any additional textbooks.

Joining Efforts with Reasons to Believe

In 2004, a relationship was established between NCBC and Reasons to Believe (RTB) to offer a variety of apologetics classes. These include:

8 Week Courses:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Creation and the Bible
  • Creation vs. Evolution
  • Astronomy and Design
  • Advanced Astronomy and Design
  • World Religions and Science


15 Week Courses:

  • World Religions and Science
  • Advanced Seminar on the Origins of Life
  • Advanced Seminar on Human Origins

For more information about courses and tuition, please vision reasonsinstitute.com.

Reasons to Believe was founded in 1986 for the purpose of integrating the words of the Bible with the record of nature. There is no contradiction between science properly interpreted and understood and the Bible: they mirror the same truth.

Courses taught by RTB are taken online. Each course is worth 3 units. Courses include lectures, textbooks, online interaction, and written assignments. Visit the Reasons Institute web site to find out how to register and tuition cost.

Getting Started
Students may register by contacting Northern California Bible College.

Email: info@ncbc.net
Phone: (925) 846–6464
Address: NCBC, 4439 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 210, Pleasanton, CA 94588

A registration packet will be sent to you. Upon NCBC receiving the Application and Course Order Form, the student will be put in contact with RTB, who will provide the log-in instructions and a brief orientation video on how to take an online course.

Students may also begin the registration process for courses offered by RTB by downloading the NCBC application from their web site.