ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN GENERAL STUDIES
The Associate of Arts in Leadership & Management is an accelerated degree-completion program designed for working adults who want to grow as servant leaders in all aspects of their life. This program focuses on applied skills, creativity, efficiency, and a work/life balance.
48 Credit Hours
UPCOMING START DATES
September 6th, 2022
January 3rd, 2023
An online program where adult students take one course at a time for approximately 16 months to finish their Associate's Degree. Students take four practicum courses, five leadership courses, and seven courses on Orthodox Theological Studies. Our cohorts have a maximum of 20 students, so APPLY today to reserve your spot.
Our curriculum focuses on three key areas
Orthodox Theological Studies: An applied approach to ancient wisdom
Leadership Development: Vision, Alignment, & Execution are key leadership values
Project Management: Planning, execution, and evaluation of projects
What To Expect?
Doable. You might think you're too busy for college. Maybe you haven't found a program designed for working adults? With our program, you will commit to one night a week of class plus homework. That's it! Not only that, projects can be done at work because they will benefit your employer.
Support. Every instructor and staff member is committed to helping you graduate. Whether it's a extra tutoring or some inspiration to finish that project, we are ready to help you achieve your career goals.
New Options. Finishing your degree can help remove the glass ceiling in your career. Graduating transforms students' lives with promotions, raises, or possibly moving into a whole new career. This program could also transform the other aspects of your life, not just your job.
Be assured that every faculty member is fully qualified to guide students through the coursework.
Fr. Adam Roberts
Fr. Demetrius Andrews
Fr. Elias Ayoub
Fr. Gregory Hogg
Fr. John Finley
Fr. Justin Slaughter Doty
Jordan Henderson, Ph. D. Candidate
Course List (required text in italics)
• PC 101: Practicum
• SG 101: Salvation & Spiritual Growth (Introduction to "Unseen Warfare" Part 1)
• PHL 101: Introduction to Logic
• LDR 201: Christian Perspectives on Leadership ("Thy Will Be Done" Danilchick)
• PC 102: Practicum
• BIB 101: Introduction to Old Testament
• SG 102: Humility & Spiritual Guidance (Unseen Warfare Part 2: Ascetic Theology)
• LDR 202: Interpersonal Relations ("Interpersonal Communications" Oberg)
• PC 201: Practicum
• TH 201: Incarnational Leadership
• BIB 102: Introduction to New Testament
• TH 205: Apostolic Fathers Part 1
• PC 202: Practicum
• CHST 201: The Seven Ecumenical Councils
• LTS 204: The Sanctification of Life
• LDR 204: Christian Mentorship in the Church
If you are not transferring any credits, we have options to help you with the four core studies: College Math, Natural Sciences, College Composition, and History. Our preferred option is CLEP for these courses, but we can also help with correspondence. Ask about core studies options when talking with an advisor.
Every effort has been made for our students to graduate WITHOUT student loans. This is an important principle for this program. Every course in this program is 3 credit hours.
3 credit hours = $425
Our program is 48 credit hours which equals a total cost of $6,800. We also put a limit of no more than $75 on the cost of textbooks per course. We have a payment plan available to all students upon acceptance into the program. Once accepted, the student is asked to make a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure their spot. Payments are due on the first day of the month throughout the program, beginning exactly one month in advance. The first payment is due 30 days before the first class session. The final payment will be made a month before completing the final course. The monthly payment is $425 and will be automatically drafted through a subscription. A late fee of $20 is due after 5 days of non-payment. After 10 days of non-payment, the student's account is suspended for non-payment.
The cohort meets on Zoom every Tuesday. Class sessions are four hours long from 6 PM to 10 PM Eastern. At 6:45, 7:45, and 8:45, a 15-minute break will take place.
The Practicum course runs concurrently during the semester. All of the needed information to begin, execute, and complete the practicum course is available in the syllabus. The instructor is always available by messaging or Zoom to assist.
Each semester is self-contained. That means you can start with any semester and continue until you have fulfilled graduation requirements.
When a U.S. Holiday or Eastern Orthodox Major Feast occurs on a Tuesday, the cohort will usually not meet. However, if the Holiday occurs the day before or after, the cohort will meet. A break is also given for Eastern Orthodox Holy Week.
Attendance & Tardiness Policy
Excused absences do not affect a student’s grade. Two unexcused absences will result in grade reduction for the course one half of a letter grade (e.g. A to A-, A- to B+, etc.), however, the final decision concerning grade
reduction is the prerogative of the course instructor. Further absences will affect the final grade accordingly. A student whose attendance of the course is lower than 70% may receive the grade of FN (failure for non-attendance), with the approval of the instructor. A student may appeal the grade reduction.
A student who is late for the regularly scheduled class session for more than seven (7) minutes (given that the instructor is in class and the class session has begun) is considered as “tardy” for the class, and is marked accordingly on the attendance record. Three instances of tardiness may trigger a grade deduction at the instructor's discretion. Students who may be late for class are obliged to inform instructors in advance. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late may be marked “absent."
Transcripts & Acceptance
Here are the following requirements for acceptance into the program.
Proof of high school graduation in the United States or its equivalent if an international student.
Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English.
The ability to execute and complete a project either in the workforce or at one's home church once each semester.
Age of at least 21 years old on the first day of the program.
Students may transfer up to 45 credit hours into the program. Send unofficial transcripts for evaluation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon acceptance, official transcripts are required immediately.
The degree will be awarded upon the completion of the degree requirements, which include:
A minimum of 60 semester credit hours in courses numbered 100 - 299.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall in coursework completed at St. Athanasius College.
Candidates for the Associate's degree must complete at least 15 credits at SAC.
The degree must be completed within a period of seven years, once begun.
We are pursuing both domestic and international accreditation options. We fully expect to have accreditation before this first cohort of the program graduates. St. Athanasius College is not required to have accreditation due to the California State Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, California Education Code (CEC) Section 94874 (e) of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).