The goal of the Chino Valley Christian College (CVCC) is to prepare men and women to serve the Lord in every area of their lives. CVCC aspires to reach this goal by providing an academically challenging curriculum dealing with a variety of theological and ministry-related topics such as servanthood, apologetics, missions, ministry leadership, pastoral ministry, and worship. Students will learn a deeper love for the Lord, His Word, and others as they study at Chino Valley Christian College.
Anyone can take classes at CCCV. There are no prerequisites or pre-qualifications to begin studying the Word of God. A desire to learn, grow, and be challenged in the Lord is all that’s necessary. If that sounds like you, CVCC invites you to apply!
If you know in the beginning of your CVCC career that you desire to pursue a specific degree, please be sure to upload the following items with your enrollment application:
Bachelor of Theology – Accredited
Bachelor of Theology – Unaccredited
Some College Credit (transcripts required) or AA Degree
Associate of Biblical Studies
HS Diploma or GED
If you would like to fill out an enrollment application click here.
CVCC is not accredited, and is not currently pursuing accreditation for two main reasons. First, CVCC wishes to continue having local pastors teach Bible classes. Some of these pastors— although called by God, gifted, and experienced in teaching—do not have Masters Degrees. Second, CVCC wants to keep the cost of tuition affordable so that more students have the opportunity to study and remain free from school debt. Accreditation by a recognized agency would make it more difficult for CVCC to maintain these priorities. Instead, they have chosen to remain unaccredited and seek to demonstrate the credibility of CVCC through compliance with generally accepted accreditation standards, articulation agreements with accredited colleges, and especially through the spiritually fruitful lives of the students who have attended.
A school is accredited when it has been investigated and found worthy of approval by an accrediting agency. Accreditation alone (or the lack of it) does not determine whether or not a school is legitimate or credible, since not all accreditation is equal. Some accrediting agencies are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), but others are not recognized. Also, some schools are based outside of the U.S. and are accredited by standards which differ from those of the recognized agencies in the U.S. Prospective students should be aware of these important distinctions.
Many opportunities have been available for students who are called to pursue education beyond CVCC even though academic degrees are not the main goal of our program. Although CVCC is not accredited by a government-recognized accrediting agency, many accredited colleges have accepted some of our courses in transfer, and our Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree has been accepted by some of the finest seminaries in the nation.
For more information on how to earn an accredited Bachelor’s in Theology, check our degree programs.
If you have questions or would like to set up a counseling appointment with the Registrar please fill out the following information, and a representative will contact you within the next 1-3 business days.
Chino Valley Christian College is pleased to act as a channel for students to pursue a degree with either CC Golden Springs or CC Bible College, Europe. We offer three degrees in conjunction with these Bible College affiliates.
Associate of Biblical Studies
This program is offered to students who have earned a high school diploma or GED. Graduation requirements are contingent on the program in which the student will select to graduate from.
Bachelor of Theology – Unaccredited
This program is designed for students who have received an A.A. degree from a U.S. Department of Education recognized, accredited college. However, if a student has not completed their A.A. degree the units already earned can potentially be used toward a B.A. degree after review by the appropriate Registrar’s office.
Bachelor of Theology – Accredited
The director of Calvary Chapel Bible College, Europe has extended an invitation for any interested Bible College campus to partner with them in an effort to help students earn an accredited bachelor’s degree in Theology, which has been recognized and validated by our U.S. government and schools. This three-year program is designed to equip students with a biblical foundation for following and serving the Lord, and discipleship.
This program is approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture in the Republic of Hungary, which is a member of the European Higher Education unit. CCBCE has reported that graduates from the program have been able to continue on towards a Master’s degree at various colleges, and have been able to find employment in various fields.
For more information visit their website, click here.
CL111 Chapel (1 credit)
The Chapel Service is intended to give students and staff an opportunity to worship and fellowship together. The Chapel Service is an opportunity to worship, receive a teaching from the Word, fellowship, and be built up in one’s faith.
CM199 Practical Christian Ministry (1 credit)
Students serve in various ministries or helping with various tasks on campus alongside fellow students, servants, and staff, applying the practical aspects of Christianity and servanthood as they learn to follow Christ. Four semesters of Practical Christian Ministry are required for graduation. Students must serve four hours a week under a pastor’s supervision.
OT301 Old Testament Survey I: Genesis-Job (3 credits)
The C2000 Series MP3s are recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith’s “Through the Bible” messages delivered at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. Students will study the bible verse-by-verse from Genesis through Job by listening to the expository messages, answering the study questions in the course guide, and writing down personal notes from the teachings. There are 88 messages for this course, at an average length of about an hour per message. This course should give students a broad and deep understanding of God’s Word, which will strengthen their relationship with God and help them understand His will for their lives.
OT302 Old Testament Survey II: Psalms-Malachi (3 credits)
The C2000 Series MP3s are recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith’s “Through the Bible” messages delivered at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. Students will study the bible verse-by-verse from Psalms through Malachi by listening to the expository messages, answering the study questions in the course guide, and writing down personal notes from the teachings. There are 87 messages for this course, at an average length of about an hour per message. This course should give students a broad and deep understanding of God’s Word, which will strengthen their relationship with God and help them understand His will for their lives.
NT301 New Testament Survey I: Matthew-Acts (3 credits)
The C2000 Series MP3s are recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith’s “Through the Bible” messages delivered at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. Students will study the bible verse-by-verse from Matthew through Acts by listening to the expository messages, answering the study questions in the course guide, and writing down personal notes from the teachings. There are 87 messages for this course, at an average length of about an hour per message. This course should give students a broad and deep understanding of God’s Word, which will strengthen their relationship with God and help them understand His will for their lives.
NT302 New Testament Survey II: Romans-Revelation (3 credits)
The C2000 Series MP3s are recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith’s “Through the Bible” messages delivered at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. Students will study the Bible verse-by-verse from Romans through Revelation by listening to the expository messages, answering the study questions in the course guide, and writing down personal notes from the teachings. There are roughly 87 messages for this course, at an average length of about an hour per message. This course should give students a broad and deep understanding of God’s Word, which will strengthen their relationship with God and help them understand His will for their lives.
For CCBCE Graduation Requirements click here.
For CCGS Graduation Requirements click here.
Courses for Credit: $60 per unit
Audit Courses: $60 per course
Textbooks are not included in tuition costs.
What is the difference between a credit course and an audit course?
Credit courses are for students who plan to pursue a degree.
Audit courses are available for students who are interested in taking classes for personal enrichment. Students who enroll into audit courses are not responsible for completing assigned homework. Please be aware that audit courses are not eligible for college credit. Any audit course may not be changed to a credit course at any point in time. There are no degrees or certificates awarded for audit courses. Only classes taken for credit will apply toward a degree.
First-time enrollment application fee (one-time): $25
Semester registration fee: $25
All students who are unable to complete a course for any reason, may withdraw and receive a refund for their course tuition. Only tuition costs will be refunded. Administrative/registration fees are non-refundable. The following determines the percentage of tuition fees to be refunded to students:
Courses dropped before the official course start date — 100% of tuition
Courses dropped by the end of the second week — 70% of tuition
Courses dropped by the end of the third week — 50% of tuition
There are no refunds after the end of the third week.
A refund will be automatically processed once the registrar has received a completed Course Withdrawal Form prior to the end of the third week in a semester.
Chino Valley Christian College does not currently offer federal student aid. However, CVCC does offer financial assistance in the form of a payment plan. All students interested in the payment plan option must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Tuition Contract. If eligibility requirements are met, students must submit a signed contract to the Registrar before the beginning of classes each semester.
To be eligible for financial assistance, students must be taking 4 or more class units. Students taking less than 4 class units are not eligible for a payment plan. However, students with a serious financial need can submit a special request via email to the Registrar’s Office for consideration. Once received the student’s request will be reviewed by administration and a decision made.
Terms & Conditions
The following conditions apply to students who are requesting a payment plan:
Students on a payment plan are not eligible for a refund at any time.
There is a $100.00 minimum down payment to start the plan (includes $10.00 plan fee & $25.00 semester registration fee).
The remaining balance of tuition is split into two equal payments.
Students are expected to pay their balances on the scheduled payment dates listed under “Payment Dates” on the Student Copy of the Tuition Contract.
All payments will be made online unless otherwise arranged.
To fill out a Tuition Contract, click here.
CVCC Students can receive discounts at these businesses. Students must present their ID at the time of each purchase.
Class Absence Request Form
Chino Valley Christian College requires 100% attendance. All attendance issues will be handled by the Registrar’s Office, not your instructor. Class Absence Request forms must be turned in to the Registrar within two class sessions from the date of the absence (two weeks for weekly classes or two days for block classes). Students are held responsible for the information covered in the class they missed.
If you would like to fill out a Class Absence Request Form, click here.
Course Withdrawal Form
Withdraws can only be applied for in the first 5 weeks of a course and are entered as a “W” on the student’s transcript. W’s do not affect the students overall GPA. This form must be reviewed and approved before the withdrawal is considered official. Deadline for Course Withdrawal forms are due to the Registrar no later than the end of fifth week from the “start date” of the course in order to receive a “W”. Forms submitted after the fifth week will not be accepted for consideration, resulting in an automatic “UW” (Unofficial Withdrawal) grade. UW’s affect the students GPA the same as an F grade.
Refunds for tuition costs are available until the end of the third week of the semester.
If you would like to fill out a Course Withdrawal Form, click here.
For information about the Tuition Contract please visit the Tuition & Fees page click here: (link to “Tuition Fees” page)
For the CVCC Style Guide click here.
What is Chino Valley Christian College?
Chino Valley Christian College is an institution of higher education that prepares students for all aspects of life, critical thinking, and ministry both in and outside of the Church. This is done by providing practical ministry opportunities, theological training, biblical studies, and academically challenging scholarship.
Why Should I go to Chino Valley Christian College?
Chino Valley Christian College is the ideal opportunity for Christians who desire to learn, understand, and grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. Chino Valley Christian College cannot be compared to typical colleges in that it does not focus on traditional academic subjects such as English, mathematics, science, etc. Rather, it focuses on the teaching of the Word of God and practically applying it to life through the instruction and lessons weaved through each character, story, obstacle, and conquest found in Scripture. Chino Valley Christian College not only educates students but also helps them understand the depth of their need for God, how to develop their relationship with Him, and who they are in Christ.
What can I do with a Chino Valley Christian College degree?
Typically, students who pursue Christian College have their heart set on pursuing full or part-time church ministry. Others take classes for personal enrichment and growth. However, students who are interested in furthering their education are able to transfer their degree to accepting Christian universities such as California Baptist University, Azusa Pacific University, Life Pacific College, Biola University, and others.
Is Chino Valley Christian College affordable?
Chino Valley Christian College is very affordable. Our classes range from as little as $60.00 to $180.00 per course, compared to your traditional college courses which typically cost several hundreds of dollars. We also offer financial assistance in the form of a payment plan for students who desire to take multiple courses during the semester but are unable to pay the full tuition costs up front.
How long does it take to earn a degree?
Full-time students can earn their degree in an average of two to three years. Part-time students can take nearly double the amount of time. The time it takes depends on factors such as the student’s degree program of choice and their registration status as full- or part-time.
What are the education requirements?
Normally, all students should have at least a high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent. However, a diploma is not required for students to take classes. Certificate programs are available for students who have not completed their general education through a secondary school, and dual credit for high school and college can be earned for certain high school students.
How much is Chino Valley Christian College?
Our courses range from one to three class units at $60.00 per unit. First time applicants are responsible for a one-time cost of $25.00 for their enrollment application and a $25.00 registration fee for each semester.
Who are the teachers?
Our teachers are mature Christians who are active in ministry, have been called and equipped by God, and who are gifted to teach their students. Not all instructors have a higher education degree, although many do. Nevertheless, our teachers have experience or other expertise in the fields in which they teach.
Is Chino Valley Christian College hard?
Our program has been described as academically challenging. Our mission is to provide students with a curriculum in various theological and ministry related themes that bring new insights and encourage their growth both academically and spiritually in hopes that students will have a deeper love for the Lord, His word, and His people.
What kinds of classes are offered?
Most classes are centered on books of the Bible such as: Genesis, Romans, the Epistles of John, Acts, the Gospels, Minor Prophets, etc. Other types of classes are considered elective courses and are supplemental in nature, focusing on biblical subject matters and ministry. Examples of such classes include: The Life of Christ, Church History, Christian Living, The Life of Paul, Systematic Theology, Apologetics, Cults and World Religions, Music/Worship classes, etc.
Is there financial aid?
Unfortunately, we do not currently offer federal student aid due to our accreditation status. However, we do offer financial assistance in the form of a payment plan. Students who are interested in a payment plan must first meet eligibility requirements, and submit a signed Tuition Contract to the Registrar prior to the first week of classes in any given semester. More information about the payment plan can be found on our web page.
Where are classes held?
All classes are held on the CCCV campus.
Are there satellite classes or online classes?
Currently, we do not operate any satellite campus sites. We do not yet offer online courses either. We do have independent study courses such as our Old Testament and New Testament Survey classes that rely on MP3 recordings of the late Pastor Chuck Smith as the primary teaching tool for students.
Do I have to attend CCCV to take classes?
We encourage and welcome students from all Christian churches to take classes. Interested applicants do not need to attend CCCV.
Who can take classes?
Classes are open to male and female students as young as high school freshman to retirees!
How long is a semester?
Semesters run for a total of 15 weeks long.
What time do classes meet?
Except for the Old and New Testament Survey courses, Chapel services, and Practical Christian Ministry, most classes meet once per week starting at 7:00 pm. The duration of the class is dependent on the number of units the class is worth. For example, a two-unit class will have a class meeting time of two hours per week, starting at 7:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm.