Learning Modules


The college offers courses in a variety of class formats:

Regular Classes - 10 to 12 daytime or evening sessions in live video conferencing classes over the course of 3 months.

Modular Classes - 8 to 10 evening intensive sessions in live video conferencing classes over 1.5 to 2 weeks.

Hybrid Classes - a combination of onsite, online class sessions and other personalized learning formats.

Directed Studies

Students in the master programs can opt to do a 3 credit individualized study module with an approved faculty member.

Ministry Practicum/Internship

Student will have the opportunity to gain academic credits for practical learning experience in service and ministry. A maximum of 3 ministry practicum credits is required for the Diploma, Bachelor and Master programmes, with the exception of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counselling which requires 6 internship credits.

Master's Thesis

Students in the master programmes may opt to write a thesis for 6 credits. The thesis should reflect competence and analytical thinking in his or her area of focus.

Mission Exposure Module

A practical short term attachment to a local or cross cultural mission work may be arranged for students desiring and seeking to gain credit for practical mission exposure and experience. This will allow students to have hands-on mission experience based on a particular focus or project.

The attachment will be designed to enable the student to gain practical skills essential for cross-cultural mission. Students can accumulate a maximum of three (3) credits.

Seminar / Workshop Module

AOIC recognizes selected seminars or workshops conducted by churches, institutions and agencies, and can partner to offer or transfer credits towards its study programmes.