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Diploma in Global Studies

Two-Year Intensive

After consulting with mission agencies, RMC developed a practical program allowing students to quickly gain the skills necessary for entry-level positions in cross cultural ministry. The program is:

  • Short - only two years and the last semester is spent overseas - 16 months after you start you are on the field!
  • Intense - most options require additional courses in the summer or during the regular semester
  • Job-Ready - practical, career-oriented skills are developed
  • Biblically & Theologically grounded - You build a solid biblical worldview foundation from which to serve globally
  • Partnerships - we have established partnerships with Mount Royal University, Wycliffe Bible Translators and Alberta Bible College to offer most of the career preparation training
  • Global - You gain understanding of and experience in living and working in a cross cultural setting
  • International - You travel on an extended practicum (up to a year) serving Christ in another country
  • Social Justice - As you serve as part of a team,  you help to address critical issues such as ignorance, poverty, disease, hunger, and injustice. You are a vital member of a team bringing the hope of Christ to some of the most vulnerable and exploited people of the world.

We have developed partnerships with several institutions in order to offer a wide range of job-ready skills that you could use internationally or locally. Our partners include: SAIT Polytechnic, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, Trinity Western University and Alberta Bible College.

There are so many options you can take as part of a Diploma in Global Studies we cannot list them all or give you a program description. The following are examples.

pdfClick here for a list of some (30+) of the potential options.

pdfClick here are some examples of what is required in some of the options.

  • Global Child and Youth Care (under revision) prepares you to work with orphans and at-risk youth
  • English as a Second Language prepares you to teach ESL throughout the world
  • Project Management prepares you to be a part of a team which puts ideas into action
  • Office Computer and Bookkeeping equips you to provide critical support in an organization's office
  • International Community Development (under revision) equips you for work with development agencies and giving you the skills to enrich communities around the world.
  • Language Learners know how to hear and produce sounds of the world's languages and how to learn to communicate in any language.
  • Literacy Interns work with translation teams and local community people, to teach people to read and write their language.

Course Requirements

Biblical & Theological Studies (18 credits)

General Arts (18 credits)

One of:

One of:

Professional Studies (total required credits vary)

Note: There are some tracks that are exceptions to these requirements in order to develop specific skills

We want to share with you our excitement for a new way of learning at Rocky Mountain College.

Pathways is our new “distributed learning” model. It is taking our classroom courses out of the box, and down the road to where you are.

With our focus on discipleship, leadership and social care, Pathways now enables students, professionals, and life-long learners, to take advantage of our programs and courses no matter where they are.

Courses are available to Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Often times God speaks to us and we yearn for a richer life. But obstacles appear.

Pathways is about removing obstacles and allowing access to quality learning experiences We foster changed lives both locally and globally.

It is our hope that we can show you a new pathway to learning, ministry and a richer, more meaningful life. Thank you for exploring RMC’s Pathways program.

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