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.
- 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.
Biblical & Theological Studies (18 credits)
- BBL100 Introduction to the Bible (3)
- BBL211 Synoptic Gospels (3)
- BBL220 Pentateuch (3)
- BBL250 Applied Hermeneutics in Romans (3)
- CSP130 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3)
- IDS100 Christian Faith & Practice I (3)
General Arts (18 credits)
- HTH180 Christian Mind (3)
- HTH274 Leadership Principles (3)
- HTH276 World Religions (3)
- IDS101 Christian Faith & Practice II (3)
- HTH272 Introduction to World Civilizations (3)
- HTH283 Principles of Philosophy (3)
- HTH287 History of Christianity I (3)
- HTH288 History of Christianity II (3)
- SSC193 Principles of Psychology (3)
- SSC194 Principles of Sociology (3)
- SSC195 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
Professional Studies (total required credits vary)
- ICS150 Global Christian Citizenship (3)
- ICS250 Cross cultural Communication (3)
- ICS252 Theological Foundations for Global Studies (3)
- ICS253 Global Ministry Practices (3)
- ICS259 International Practicum (6) (in the area of specialization)
- LDR100 Discipleship I (3)
- LDR101 Discipleship II (3)
- FE101 Field Education I (1)
- FE201 Field Education II (1)
Note: There are some tracks that are exceptions to these requirements in order to develop specific skills