Secretarial Major | West Coast Baptist College

Secretarial Major

Total Credit Hours: 
64

Average Completion Time: 
2 years

This two year associates’ program is designed to prepare ladies for ministry in a church or Christian school office. This program includes mentoring by godly instructors who have served in secretarial positions as well as a capstone course entitled Office Practical. During this hands-on training, the student is able to put into practice all that has been taught in the classroom.

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Interesting Courses

Life of Christ

BI 201

Credit Hours: 3


This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major chronological periods in the life of our Lord. The Lord's life and teachings will be examined with special emphasis on the crucifixion week.

Secretarial Computer 1

CS 102

Credit Hours: 2


This course is a study of the Microsoft Office 2010 software. In particular, it includes use of Excel, Access, and Publisher.

Office Management

CS 201

Credit Hours: 2


This course, designed for the secretarial major, gives methods of office management, including supply purchasing, delegation of work, office machines, receptionist skills, itineraries, personal relations, personality development, work ethics, and etiquette.

Course ID Credit Hours Course
AP 402 2

Biblical Ethics

This course looks at what the Bible says regarding ethical issues in society and ministry today, as well as proper manners and etiquette. The student will be required to evaluate the teachings of Scripture with a look at various methods of ministry. Special emphasis will be placed on the character and ethical responsibilities toward church leadership, members, politics, society, and other churches.

BI 101 3

Old Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, purpose, and major characters of each book. The student will develop a broad outline of each book. Passages of particular doctrinal significance will be examined and discussed.

BI 102 3

New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, date, and purpose of each book. The student will develop a broad outline for each book. The course will examine the background and content of each book.

BI 110 3

Survey of Bible Doctrines

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

BI 201 3

Life of Christ

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major chronological periods in the life of our Lord. The Lord's life and teachings will be examined with special emphasis on the crucifixion week.

BI 231 2

Intro. to Dispensationalism

Dispensationalism is a theological system borne out of the literal, historical-grammatical interpretation. At its core, Dispensationalism understands that there is a distinction between Israel and the Church and understands the purpose of God in this earth to be doxological. This class will investigate the theological framework of this system, explaining its origins, and its developments. Additionally, it will present a case for declaring this system the most consistent hermeneutical tool in studying the Scriptures.

BI 401 3

Baptist History and Distinctives

This course will survey the history of Baptist churches throughout the past two thousand years. Special emphasis will be placed on the historical distinctives of Baptists.

BU 201 3

Principles of Administration

This practical course will enable students to understand the basics of administration in the context of the local New Testament church. Topics include developing a long range strategic plan, staff relations, communications, finance and law.

CS 102 2

Secretarial Computer 1

This course is a study of the Microsoft Office 2010 software. In particular, it includes use of Excel, Access, and Publisher.

CS 103 2

Secretarial Computer 2

This course is a study of the Microsoft Office 2010 software. In particular, it includes PowerPoint and the practice of transcription of office documents and sermons. CS 102 is not prerequisite to CS 103.

CS 110 3

Basic Typing and Computers

This course teaches students the basics of the computer and gives them a beginning level of typing skill. The class will help them to understand what can be accomplished with a computer in the ministry.

CS 111 2

Word Processing

This course is to familiarize the student with Microsoft Word. It will be a study of the use and functions of this word processing program.

CS 201 2

Office Management

This course, designed for the secretarial major, gives methods of office management, including supply purchasing, delegation of work, office machines, receptionist skills, itineraries, personal relations, personality development, work ethics, and etiquette.

CS 222 2

Records Management

This course is a study of Microsoft Access. Introductory concepts of creating and maintaining a church database will be studied.

CS 231 2

Business Communications

This course is designed to teach secretarial students the art of letter writing to be used in the church office environment.

CS 401 3

Office Practical

This course is an actual hands-on experience of assisting in the church, school, and college offices under the supervision of one of the office personnel. The student will be given specific tasks and assignments to get practical experience in an office setting.

EN 101 3

Grammar and Composition 1

This course teaches English grammar and foundational writing concepts on a college level. Because clear writing is developed through good English basics, this class aids the student in development of clear writing and grammar skills that will be further developed in EN 102.

EN 102 3

Grammar and Composition 2

This course is designed to develop and enhance the student's writing skills. Concentration will be placed on clear, logical, and persuasive writing. (EN 101 is required)

OR 101 2

Principles of Christian Living

This course is a class required for all freshmen as they enter school. It teaches students skills regarding study habits, character, library and reading skills, personal devotions, Bible memorization, and prayer. It is designed to help the student adjust from high school to college life here at West Coast.

PT 106 2

Intro. to Biblical Counseling

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of basic biblical counseling, emphasizing Scriptural prescriptions for man's physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

PT 111 2

Personal Evangelism

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective witness for the Lord. Instruction will be given on how to reach the lost with the Gospel. Students will be required to memorize key verses for bringing sinners to Christ and giving them biblical assurance of salvation. Every student must participate in the TEAM soulwinning program of Lancaster Baptist Church.

PT 307 2

Professional Training

This course is designed to prepare ministerial candidates for the practical areas of the local church ministry as it discusses professionalism as a Christian, as a leader, and as a ministry staff member. Lectures and class notes will prove to be beneficial for future use in the ministry.

PT 311 2

Christian Marriage and Home

This course provides the student with the biblical ingredients to a godly marriage and family. It will attempt to provide the student with the discernment needed to be able to provide a biblical balance in his family life and ministry.

VA 101 2

Media Foundations

This course is designed to help the students understand how a church as an organization effectively communicates both to its members and to its community in order to further the cause of Christ. The students will learn and understand the basics of creativity and communication, web development, church audio, print design, video production, and technology—all with a ministry-specific emphasis.

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Key Faculty

Suza Rasmussen

Instructor—Secretarial, Home Economics

Dr. Mike Lester

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Keenan Sultanik

Chairman of Creative Arts Department