LEAD

Pillar College’s Life Enhancing Accelerated Degree program (LEAD) offers adult students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree part time at an accelerated pace of as little as 18 to 20 months. Created with the demands of busy professionals in mind, LEAD requires students to meet just one night per week, using a small group format. Students will become part of a cohort, an individualized group that takes classes together along the same track. The cohort format allows students to find peer support in addition to the myriad academic resources that are available. Experience counts with LEAD, and it can give participants a head start in obtaining a degree. Students accepted in LEAD can convert their life experiences and prior learning into credits through portfolio assessments and prior learning assessment. That can translate in up to 30 credits for life learning, a savings of one year less in tuition and classroom time.

Pillar College’s Life Enhancing Accelerated Degree program (LEAD) offers adult students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree part time at an accelerated pace of as little as 18 to 20 months. Created with the demands of busy professionals in mind, LEAD requires students to meet just one night per week, using a small group format. Students will become part of a cohort, an individualized group that takes classes together along the same track. The cohort format allows students to find peer support in addition to the myriad academic resources that are available. Experience counts with LEAD, and it can give participants a head start in obtaining a degree. Students accepted in LEAD can convert their life experiences and prior learning into credits through portfolio assessments and prior learning assessment. That can translate in up to 30 credits for life learning, a savings of one year less in tuition and classroom time.

LEAD students enjoy the benefits of classes scheduled at convenient times and locations, small class size, and a seminar format that is more interactive and personal. Students will increase their expertise as they prepare to go to the next level in their careers. Many Pillar College LEAD graduates have received promotions at work, have been accepted at graduate institutions and have enjoyed access to new occupations in business and ministry.

LEAD Programs (5 –WEEK ACCELERATED FORMAT)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Counseling

The science and profession of psychology continues to experience major growth and diversity. Psychology and Counseling majors will not only master the foundation of the major psychological perspectives in the field, but will be able to evaluate each theory based on theological principles. There is a solid internship program, through collaborations with licensed professionals, non-profit organizations and mental health treatment facilities provide mentorship, empowerment and enrichment. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be prepared to either pursue further education or serve in a context that does not require licensure.

Prerequisites: Psychology 101, and Eng. Comp. 1

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership

The Organizational Leadership program is designed for those who seek to
strengthen their leadership capabilities in non-profit, faith based, business
or community organizations. The student will develop critical thinking and
problem-solving skills, while learning to be an effective leader. Organizational
Leadership is designed for students who desire to enhance their capacity to
understand and lead strategic change and renewal in organizations.

Prerequisites: Psychology 101, Math 101 and Eng. Comp. 1

Students are eligible to enter the LEAD program having:

Completed approximately 48 semester hours from an accredited institution of higher learning including completion of English Composition I (non-accredited courses will be evaluated on a case by case basis including life learning credits.) A GPA of 2.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) on all prior academic work. Completed an application packet including the application form, official transcripts, two recommendations, and an essay.

Bachelor of Arts Psychology and Counseling

First Semester (1) 12 Credits

GEDU 310A Goals, Priorities & Academic Excellence 3
PSYC 320A Biblical Basis for Psychology & Counseling 3
PHIL 301A Survey of Worldviews (Pillar course only) 3
PSYC 310A TheorYof Applied Psychology 3

Second Semester (2) 12 Credits

PSYC 305A Human Development 3
PSYC 402A Theories of Personality 3
BIBL 301A Survey of the Bible 3
PSYC 403A Human Sexuality 3

Total Credits 24

Third Semester (3) 12 Credits

COUN 330A Counseling Skills 3
THEO 320A History of Christian Doctrine 3
COUN 410A Marriage & Family Counseling 3
PSYC 405A Legal & Ethical Issues in Psychology 3

Fourth Semester (4) 12 Credits

PSYC 407A Abnormal Psychology 3
COUN 440A Crisis Counseling 3
BSCM401A  Evangelism & Apologetics
COUN 460B Counseling Methods 3

Total Credits 48

 

Bachelor of Arts Organizational Leadership

First Semester (1) 12 Credits

COMM 310A Goals, Priorities & Academic Excellence 3
MGMT 303A Principles of Leadership 3
PHIL 301A Survey of Worldviews (Pillar Course only) 3
BUSM 320A Global Leadership & Diversity 3

Second Semester (2) 12 Credits

ORGL 440A Organizational Change & Innovation 3
BIBL 301A Survey of the Bible 3
THEO 320A History of Christian Doctrine 3
MGMT 440A Human Resource Management 3

Total Credits 24

Third Semester (3) 12 Credits

BUSM 420A Finance & Accounting for Managers
BUSM 430A Team Dynamics 3
BSCM 401A Evangelism & Apologetics 3
ORGL 440A Organizational Communication 3

Fourth Semester (4) 12 Credits

MGMT 304A Project Management 3
ORGL 450A Ethical Decision in Organizations 3
ORGL 420A Organizational Culture 3
ORGL 460B Organizational Leadership Capstone 3

Total Credits 48

Financial Policies and Procedures

Pillar College is committed to providing an excellent cost-effective education for its students. Tuition and fee rates, payable each semester, are set annually according to economic conditions within the college and industry standards.

$19,800

Annual Full Time Student Tuition (Domestic)

$22,500

 Annual Full Time Student Tuition (International)

$9,900
$11,250

Block Rate (12-17 credits per semester)
*Block rate is not available to LEAD, Online and Independent-study courses; International student tuition up to 15 credits maximum

$849

Per credit rate (11 or less; 18 or more credits per semester); all Online and Independent Study Courses are charged at per credit rate

$150

Audit rate per credit

$500
$250
$275

Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at Pillar College
Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at local high school
Developmental Courses (ESL and courses below 100 level) per credit

Note: For International Students Tuition Rates please see the International Student Admissions page.

Note: For the LEAD program, tuition is determined at the cohort start date and remains the same for the duration of that program. Courses taken outside of the LEAD program are charged at then current tuition rates.  Enrollment in a LEAD term financially obligates the student for the entire four class semester. General Semester Fees.  All Fees are non-refundable.

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