ABC-USA Certificate Programs
Offered in Partnership with the
American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains
These Certificate Programs are offered by
the Center of Local Church Ministry led by Rev. Steve VanOstran. D.Min. who is theExecutive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains.
Creative Arts in Ministry
Dr. Todd Bardin
Dr. Kandace Brooks
Take one course or all three
Complete all three courses to earn a Certificate
WHAT TO EXPECT
Northwind offers a new style of online learning: Guided Education
When thinking about a certificate course, the common image is a professor in the front of a room, lecturing, and asking or answering questions. Sometimes facilitating peer learning in small discussion groups. This allows students to learn in a very direct way, but it is not the only way to teach. Northwind Institute courses are designed for the individual student who is taking a course anywhere (wifi available), anytime (at the student’s pace), on any device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone). The Pedagogy or teaching philosophy at Northwind is Guided Education. Faculty-Mentors vet resources, organize learning, and guide students in Video-Lecture Courses and Tutorial Courses.
Start courses at any time
Study on a schedule that fits your life.
Set aside 1 hour per day
- - or - -
One Day a week.
Learn from respected faculty with advanced degrees and experience
in their fields of study.
Get the support you need for success.
Complete your course
in as little as 30-days
or up to 90-days.
Northwind Institute offers Open Enrollment.
Students may start a course at any time.
Courses may be completed in 30-90 days.
After 90 days, a grade of Incomplete and a Request For Course Extension may be filed.
Courses not completed within the extension period will receive a grade of F.
Textbooks are not included in the tuition fees for these courses.
100% Refund on the same day as course enrollment.
Refund requests must be sent via email on the same day as course enrollment to: REQUEST REFUND
Students may request a medical leave which allows a student to return to their studies at a future date.