The one year Bible certificate is designed for those students who are not certain of God’s will but still want at least one year of Bible college. These classes are the heart of our Bible department and will equip the student with the tools that are needed to adequately know what the Bible teaches. Each of these classes also transfer into any four-year degree program at West Coast Baptist College should God lead the student to further his or her training. Below is a prescribed sequence of course study for this concentration.

College Experience

One-year Bible students not only learn about the history and structure of the Bible, but they learn how to study and apply Bible truths to their lives. Men and women gain a ministry perspective that influences their future regardless of where God leads them.

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Key Faculty

Dr. John Goetsch

Executive Vice President

Dr. John Goetsch was born and raised on a dairy farm near Watertown, Wisconsin and was...

Mike Lester

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Brother Lester is a husband and father of five daughters. He has been at West Coast...

Dr. Paul Chappell

Founder and President

Pastor Paul Chappell was called to Lancaster Baptist Church in 1986 by twelve members...

Rick Houk

Chairman of Bible Department

In 1989, Brother and Mrs. Houk started Lancaster Baptist School. Brother Houk was the...

Interesting Classes I Will Take

Course ID
Credit Hours

BI 110

3.0 Survey of Bible Doctrines

This course is a survey of the ten major doctrines of systematic...

MI 101

2.0 Introduction to Missions

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis,...

BI 201

3.0 Life of Christ

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major...

BI 212

2.0 Romans

This course will be an expository study of both the book, as well as its applications to the doctrines...

PT 100

1.0 Practical Theology

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of...

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Course of Study

Course ID
Credit Hours

AP 101

3.0 Apologetics

This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as...

BI 101

3.0 Old Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

BI 102

3.0 New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

BI 110

3.0 Survey of Bible Doctrines

This course is a survey of the ten major doctrines of systematic...

BI 201

3.0 Life of Christ

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major...

BI 212

2.0 Romans

This course will be an expository study of both the book, as well as its applications to the doctrines...

BI 250

3.0 Genesis

This course is designed to familiarize students with the storyline and fundamental truths found in...

BI 291

2.0 Methodical Bible Studies

This course will help the student develop sound Bible study...

MI 101

2.0 Introduction to Missions

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis,...

PT 100

1.0 Practical Theology

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of...

PT 111

2.0 Personal Evangelism

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective...

One Year Bible Online Courses

Course ID
Credit Hours

AP 101

3.0 Apologetics

This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as...

BI 401

3.0 Baptist History and Distinctives

This course will survey the history of Baptist...

BI 110

3.0 Survey of Bible Doctrines

This course is a survey of the ten major doctrines of systematic...

BI 361

3.0 Theology 1

This course is an in-depth study of Bibliology and Theology.

BI 250

3.0 Genesis

This course is designed to familiarize students with the storyline and fundamental truths found in...

PT 106

2.0 Intro. to Biblical Counseling

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of...

MI 101

2.0 Introduction to Missions

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis,...

BI 201

3.0 Life of Christ

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major...

BI 102

3.0 New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

BI 101

3.0 Old Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

PT 111

2.0 Personal Evangelism

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective...

PT 100

1.0 Practical Theology

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of...

BI 212

2.0 Romans

This course will be an expository study of both the book, as well as its applications to the doctrines...

AP 301

2.0 Science and Faith

The purpose of this course is to give the student a greater appreciation of both...