California Christian College (CCC) is a private Free Will Baptist college in Fresno, California. It was born from the vision of forty-eight Free Will Baptist Churches in 1955. Churches in the western U.S. found trained pastors to be in short supply. CCC was established to fulfill this need. The first classes of the college were held in the First Free Will Baptist church of Richmond, California. Today the college is located on 4 acres (16,000 m2) at the corner of University and Winery. Since its founding the college has operated continuously except for 1985–86, when the governing board re-evaluated the college's needs and mission. Classes resumed in the Fall of 1986.
CCC is owned and operated by the California State Association of Free Will Baptists. The president functions as the administrative officer of the college under the direction of the Board of Trustees. The college's library contains resources with volumes printed from the 1800s to present. Students are from all over the world, with many denominational backgrounds. CCC is accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and is a member of the National Association of Christian College Admissions Personnel (NACCAP) and endorses the Principles of Good Practice approved by NACCAP.
California Christian College has a few degree programs to choose from: AA in Bible and Christian Ministry, BA in Bible and Christian Ministry and BA in Bible and Theology.
It is the objective of the College to provide the necessary educational environment, instructional resources and practical experiences, so that graduates within the framework of individual God-given personalities, potential and abilities, may be reasonably expected to demonstrate the following:
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