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Partnerships

Partnerships

SMAT Aviation  Grace Adventures  Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)   

Partnerships at Grace Christian University

Preparing you for your calling by equipping you for your career

We will inspire you to write your own story

We will use scripture as the foundation of your path

We will provide you with a learning community

We will prepare you for a higher level career

Bible

EDUCATION WITH SCRIPTURE AT THE CENTER

At Grace, we know that the Bible is essential to a Christian education. We want to help you to stand on God’s Word as you begin your career.

Ministry

PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY

Our Partnerships provide the necessary core to give students skills for life, allowing them to focus on possibilities – not obstacles.

Bible

INSTRUCTORS WHO CARE

You’re more than just a name. Our professors and staff believe in the importance of investing in each student at Grace.

Choose Your Unique Career Path

A biblically informed education takes a student’s God-given talents, gifts, and passions and prepares them to serve effectively and immediately. At Grace we have partnerships that offer students a non-traditional path toward degree completion. Our Partnership Agreements allow students who complete these programs to have their certificate acknowledged as transfer credit at Grace Christian. The credit amount will vary based on partnership and degree path at Grace.

SMAT Aviation

Grace Christian University partners with School of Missionary Aviation Technology (SMAT) to offer students opportunities related to missionary aviation.

Grace Christian will honor work done at SMAT toward an Associate or Bachelor degree. Students may combine SMAT training and Grace Christian University coursework in multiple ways to meet their goal.

Acceptance to Grace Christian does not guarantee acceptance to SMAT. All Financial Aid and Billing are handled separately. Students pursuing this path should connect with SMAT to ensure they are accepted into the program and to understand the costs & commitment of this certificate program.

DEGREE OPTIONS

OPTION 1

Students first complete a SMAT diploma (honored as 12 credits at Grace Christian University) then pursue an Associate of Arts in General Studies (48 credits) at Grace.

OPTION 2

Students first earn Associate degree (60 credits) from Grace Christian University and then transfer to SMAT for a diploma.

OPTION 3

Student earns one of the following SMAT diplomas which transfer as a block of credits toward the On Campus B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies or toward an Online Undergraduate Bachelor program*:

  • SMAT Aviation Maintenance Technology diploma – 36 credit hours* 
  • SMAT Aviation Flight Training diploma – 36 credit hours*
  • Both Maintenance and Flight Training – 48 credit hours**

 

* All students must complete the Arts and Sciences and Bible and Theology Core requirements appropriate for the declared degree program.

** For SMAT students who complete both the SMAT Aviation Maintenance Technology diploma and the SMAT Aviation Flight Training diploma (48 total Grace credits awarded) and are seeking to complete a Bachelor degree at Grace, the student needs to complete at least 12 credits of upper division (UD: 300 or 400-level) credits through Grace during the last year of study. Students may also pursue non-degree options to obtain needed credits for their missionary aviation goals.

    TUITION INFORMATION

    SMAT AVIATION FLIGHT TRAINING (36 credit hours)

    • Flight Training Program Tuition is $62,000
      For more information on the program and additional fees: https://smat.edu/flight-training-program/

    SMAT AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY (36 credit hours)

    • Maintenance Technology Program Tuition is $25,000
      Additional cost for tools and FAA testing. For more information on the program and additional fees. https://smat.edu/maintenance-training-program/

    Grace Adventures

    We recognize not every student is ready to start college the moment they graduate from high school. At Grace Christian University, we partner with Grace Adventures to offer Gap Year programs that give students the chance to continue growing as a person while earning credits towards a degree.

    There are two programs available: Ascent Gap Year Internship and PACE Ministry Apprenticeship. If both programs are completed successfully, Grace Christian University awards a total of 30 elective credits.

    ASCENT GAP YEAR INTERNSHIP

    Provides students with personal and professional goal setting, biblical and leadership training to help students mature. The Ascent program works to provide recent high school graduates a place to develop and grow before entering a university or seeking gainful employment.

    Grace awards 18 elective credits for completion of Ascent program.

    Learn more at https://graceadventures.org/internships/ascent-gap-year

      PACE MINISTRY APPRENTICESHIP

      The Pace program is a 14 month program with Grace Adventures that helps students gain ministry and life skills. Students receive one on one coaching and a housing and living stipend. Students will work full time in an active camp gaining ministry and professional experience with a focus on character development.

      Grace awards 24 elective credits for completion of PACE Ministry Apprenticeship.

      Learn more at https://graceadventures.org/internships/pace

      Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

      The MTA eases the transfer of credits for students who choose to begin their studies at a Michigan community college. Completion of the MTA requirements will satisfy Grace Christian University’s 30-credit Arts and Sciences Core requirements.

       

      In cases where the MTA is earned as part of an A.A. or A.S. degree, a minimum of 60 credits will be accepted in transfer and evaluated for application toward the student’s Grace major program. Grace advisors are available to assist in identifying the community college credits that will apply toward Grace degree requirements.

      Contact the Registrar’s Office at Grace Christian University (616) 538-0599 for further information about these requirements.

      The Bible is Central

      Grace Christian University is accredited by both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). ABHE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education and has designated Grace Christian University as an institute of higher education in which the Bible is central and the development of Christian life and ministry is essential.

      Learn more at ABHE.ORG

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      CONFIRM THE PATH YOU ARE TAKING

      There are many paths with our partnerships. Work with our partners to discern if the path they offer is right for you.

      2

      NOTIFY GRACE OF YOUR PARTNERSHIP PATH

      Work with the admission team at Grace Christian to create a plan completing your path from a partner to Grace.

      3

      LIVE OUT YOUR UNIQUE STORY

      Walk the path you have planned, working with our admission team and partner institution to stay on track with your goal!

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