Current students

Most of our students fall into one of the following categories:

  • Currently in, or pursing full-time ministry, while finding it necessary to complete their Bible college education on a part-time basis.

  • A Christian lay-person who has a strong interest in the Bible, wanting to study in more depth than may be available at the local church level.

  • A teacher in a Christian school, required to continue their biblical education by earning CEUs in order to maintain their ACSI credential.

  • Enlisted in the military, often taking courses overseas.


Note to prospective students

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

  • If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and

  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

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Philosophy of education

Based on our conviction of the inerrancy of Scripture as found in our Statement of Faith, all teaching and learning must of necessity flow from the concepts of education found in the Bible. These include:

  • The imperative of wisdom (Deuteronomy 4:6; Job 12:13; Psalm 51:6; Proverbs 2:6, 3:13)

  • The need for proper instruction (Exodus 24:12; Job 33:16; Proverbs 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:1)

  • The command for change (Romans 2:12; 2 Corinthians 3:18)

  • The requirement for learning (Deuteronomy 5:1; Psalm 119:71; Jeremiah 10:2; Matthew 11:29)

  • The obligation of humility (Proverbs 15:3; Philippians 2:3; 1Peter 5:5)

Northern California Bible College is an organization that honors Jesus Christ and brings glory to God by seeking to develop individuals to perceive all aspects of their lives as a sacred calling of God.

Every lesson/course remains consistent with generally accepted biblical interpretation established by  rules of hermeneutics, as presented by Conner K.J. & Malmin K. Interpreting the Scriptures (1983) City Christian Publishing, Portland, Oregon

Along with the individually chosen coursework, the NCBC philosophy of education includes the idea that the shared life of the instructor is as relevant to the overall learning experience of the student than the actual content of a course. Hence, those selected to teach, be it online or on campus, must model the careful attention of their own spiritual development and humbly reveal that to the students whenever possible. Following the idea that “you teach a little by what you say, more by what you do, but most of all by who you are”, it is imperative that all NCBC employees, but particularly the instructors, make conscious efforts to reveal their personal efforts to grow in Christlikeness, whatever that may be.