bachelor programs:
Marketplace Ministry

Course Overview

Bachelor in Marketplace Ministry

2 + 2 Year Program (120 Credits)
An innovative “2+2” degree program that allows learners to transfer two years of a vocational diploma program, enabling them to complete the degree in only two additional years.

College Partnerships

Prairie is pleased to partner with Olds College and Bow Valley College so that graduates of their 2-year vocational programs can benefit from a seamless transition to Prairie's Marketplace Ministry program.

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Marketplace Ministry: In Depth

Who is this Program For?

Students who would most benefit from this degree include:

  • Those who have previous vocational training and plan to pursue a second-career ministry training.
  • Those who sense their vocation and calling in the marketplace within a North American context.
  • Those who are planning on serving in missions outside of North America and who desire to use a specific vocational skill set as either a doorway to ministry or a platform for service.

Standards for Admission and Completion

Students must meet Prairie's academic standards for admission. In order to graduate, students must furnish proof of graduation from a vocational major program at sending institution. Students may take the two years of major courses at any time:  before beginning this degree, between the two years at Prairie, or after those two years. Students must complete the vocational major program within five years of their last attendance at Prairie. A grade of C- or higher is required in each course transferred. Students may transfer additional courses that apply to the program, provided they meet the residence requirement. Students on this program are eligible for the Campus Leaders Bursary Program (CLB) when they meet the CLB program's requirements.

Transferring Credits

A student may transfer a diploma from the selected partner college programs listed on the right into Prairie’s Marketplace Degree. This transfer can be done from Prairie to Olds or Bow Valley, or from Olds or Bow Valley to Prairie. Two-year vocational diplomas from other colleges may also be eligible for transfer. Please check with the Registrar. The Marketplace degree program is offered solely by Prairie College.

Program Outcomes

  1. Be Christ centered - establishing a rich and vibrant relationship with Christ and from that flows into what they do.
  2. Be theologically astute - be street and cafe theologians with the ability to have real time conversations with people in a pluralistic and multicultural context; thinkers with the ability to share the gospel in a business world.
  3. Be Biblically informed - students and teachers of Scripture, well informed with the ability to take the Bible and apply it practically.
  4. Be culturally sensitive - have an intuitive set of values from which to think critically about how to best adapt to the culture around them and be sensitive to where and how God is working in culture.
  5. Be globally aware - aware of the global influence of society and being catalysts to engage global influence head on rather than retreating from it.

Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless indicated otherwise.

Bible & Theology Major (30 credits)

  • NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
  • NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
  • NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
  • OT 112 Reading the Torah
  • OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
  • OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
  • OT 353 Reading the Prophets
  • ST 100 The Christian Life
  • TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • TH 210 The God of the Gospel OR
  • TH 211 Creation to New Creation

Arts & Sciences Core (36 credits)

  • AS 400 Integrative Seminar
  • HF 111 Thinking & Writing
  • SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
  • HF/SS electives (6 cr) HF/SS electives 200 level (9 cr)
  • HF/SS electives 300 level (3 cr)
  • SS 261 Leadership Foundations
  • AS by transfer credit (6 cr)*

Major (54 credits)

The major is fulfilled by transfer credit. 

For those who complete a vocational diploma program prior to coming to Prairie, the program and courses are reviewed by the Registrar's Office once a transcript has been submitted as part of the regular admissions process. For those who attend Prairie prior to completing a vocational diploma, the applicant will need to provide an educational plan to be approved by the Registrar’s Office as part of the admissions process.

Vocational Options

A student may transfer a diploma from the selected partner college programs listed on the right into Prairie’s Marketplace Degree. This transfer can be done from Prairie to Olds or Bow Valley, or from Olds or Bow Valley to Prairie. Two-year vocational diplomas from other colleges may also be eligible for transfer. Please check with the Registrar. The Marketplace degree program is offered solely by Prairie College.

Bow Valley:

  • Business Administration
  • Practical Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Justice Studies
  • Legal Assistant
  • Interior Decorating
  • Early Learning Childcare
  • Disability Studies
  • Aboriginal Addiction Counselling 

Olds College:

  • Agriculture & Heavy Equipment
  • Agriculture Management
  • Animal Health Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Costume Cutting & Construction
  • Horticulture Technology
  • Arboriculture (Tree Care)
  • Landscape Management
  • Equine Science
  • Farrier Science
  • Apparel Technology
  • Land Agent
  • Land and Water Resources
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Land Reclamation
  • Turfgrass Management 

 

Kelly Steffen  Program Coordinator

It isn't always easy being a Christian in today's workplace. We want to prepare Christians to confidently engage whatever context they find themselves as follower of Christ. This program will aid you in knowing God more deeply as you study the Scriptures. You will be prepared as a Christian to affect change through the vocation you enter.

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Perfect option for someone wanting both Bible and career training. Great way to be in the world as an ambassador for Christ.
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Career Opportunities

 

  • Prepare for the career you are passionate about while receiving a solid Biblical foundation to help you be well grounded, focused and confident as you live out your Christian faith in the workplace.
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