Introducing TrinityQuest

Trinity College of Florida’s TrinityQuest program is designed to meet the needs of adult students preferred to be at least 24 years of age with previous substantive college experience. Typically, students
are employed full-time and are interested in completing their bachelor’s degree in evening classes, or online, while continuing their employment. Adults seeking a career change, newly empty nesters, non-clergy, and clergy alike are enrolled in Trinity College of Florida’s TrinityQuest program.

Open enrollment provides opportunity for individuals to begin classes at different times throughout the year. Students attend classes year-round, one night a week on campus or online. Classes are designed for the working adult, taught by highly qualified professors who relate well to adult students and make each course an exciting and valuable learning experience.

The TrinityQuest degree completion track offers the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Business Organizational Leadership, Counseling Psychology, and Christian Ministry. One of the great values for students at Trinity College of Florida is that we are committed to producing Christian leaders. Majors are designed to bring a heightened level of professional skills and ministry effectiveness to the workplace. Most applicants can know their acceptance status within a few days of beginning the application process.

Program Benefits

  • Christ-centered campus environment
  • Development of professional knowledge and skills
  • Leadership skills strengthened
  • Growth in daily personal walk with God
  • Bachelor’s degree earned in about two years
  • Classes one night a week (two courses per night)
  • Each course (3 credits) is completed in eight weeks
  • Flexible online or on campus
  • Nationally accredited
  • Credit for significant life experience (CDC)
  • Preparation for advanced graduate studies
  • Financial Aid
  • Benefits for Military, DOD Employees, Veterans and their and their dependents
  • Variety of financial resources and payment plans
  • No Obligation Degree Completion Needs Analysis

Program Structure

Instructional Modules
Two semesters and a summer session each year for two years (four regular and two summers). Internships and capstone courses would be 16-week courses in either fall or spring.

Each fall or spring semester would contain two 8-week modules of two classes each module. Summer classes are two classes each session.
Each class would require 127.5 hours of instruction
(37.5 hours) and assignments (90 hours) (ABHE).
The instruction will take place through 16 hours of meetings for each course as well as an additional 21.5 hours or virtual instruction through the LMS. The 90 hours of work in the content area would be fulfilled through assignments and projects such as reading, research, writing, and practical project.

Locations

Trinity College of Florida campus
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 8:00 -10:00 p.m.

Online Campus

Asynchronous, or convenient to student’s time schedule.


Options for Earning Additional Credits

Students entering the TrinityQuest program with fewer than 69 credit hours, or who must still meet general education requirements, may earn credits by taking online courses or Trinity Access referred to as backfill courses. Students may also earn up to 24 additional credits through TrinityQuest electives and the following methods:

CDC
Credit by Demonstrated Competency (CDC) may be awarded to individuals who have acquired substantive life learning through various sources, including workshops, seminars, self-study, noncredit
classes, training programs, and work experiences. The College evaluates and grants appropriate credit where substantive life learning is documented and demonstrated from these sources.

CLEP
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a means by which students may earn college credit for select courses by obtaining a minimum score on an exam that is a national standard.

DANTES
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) provides qualified individuals with military experience appropriate college credit for select military courses.


Distance Education

The TrinityQuest office for distance education strives to welcome, prepare and support the entrance of new students into the Trinity College of Florida community. New students receive an orientation and appropriate online technical support and library resources.

Online students are provided a Trinity College email address to be used with all correspondence with administration, faculty, staff and students. Students are responsible for obtaining their own internet service providers and use their own computer systems (modern internet browsers such as Firefox or Chrome). Students may earn their entire degree online.

Online Course Access and OasisSIS

Trinity College of Florida online education provides students with the freedom to attend their courses when most convenient to their own schedule. The asynchronous offering is also accompanied by the additional opportunity to voluntarily meet with other students online, at the initiative and scheduling of the course instructor. Long-term course access allows students to review important course information long after completing.

The online learning environment fosters long-term relationships through the chat/instant messaging component, forum discussions in each course, and a message center (inbox/outbox) for students and faculty

Additional Information Academic Advising and Support Programs Academic resources are designed to enrich each student’s educational experience. The TrinityQuest office provides academic advisors to work closely with students, faculty, and the Academic Dean to provide individual academic advising and assistance related to academic policy. Questions related to Admissions, VA Benefits, or Financial Aid should be directed to the following email addresses.

Quest Admissions: jkeller@trinitycollege.edu
Financial Aid: financial.aid@trinitycollege.edu
Registrar: registrar@trinitycollege.edu
VA Benefits: finaid@trinitycollege.edu


Learning Resource Center

Students enjoy access to the Learning Resource Center, located in the Library, including online tutoring and help with the use of OasisSIS, Canvas, Word, and Powerpoint.

Computers | Trinity College students have access to designated computers located inside the Library and in the Learning Resource Center. All computers are equipped with internet access, and available to students during posted operational hours on a first come basis.

Disclaimer | Trinity College of Florida reserves the right to make any changes in the programs presented, tuition and fees, and the courses offered in this publication. The provisions of this catalog are subject to change without notice and do not constitute an irrevocable contract between any student and the College. All addendums will be posted on the Trinity College website once approved.


Equal Opportunity Policy

Trinity College of Florida admits qualified students who are personally committed to Jesus Christ. Students are admitted to the TrinityQuest program without regard to race, color, handicap, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, and are provided all rights,
privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. Trinity College of Florida does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, and other school-administered programs.

Grievance Policy | See Catalog, Page 13.


Library

The Librarian is available for reference/research assistance for both students and faculty. The library catalog can be searched online through OasisSIS. This is accessible from the Trinity College of Florida website or the library website directly. Electronic resources such as academic databases and e-books are available for all students. These can also be accessed from the Raymond H. Center Library website trinitycollege.edu/library. The library has resources in both print and electronic format to meet the needs of students. In print, the library holds roughly 26,000 volumes and access to over 43 print periodicals. For electronic resources, the library offers multiple databases for academic journals. For any resources that the library may not have currently, students can receive access to these books and journals through interlibrary loan. Search OCLC’s worldwide library catalog through worldcat.org to find available resources that may help with research. These items can be requested from the Librarian and typically delivered within a week or two. The Raymond H. Center library is also a part of the Christian Library Consortium and Association of Christian Librarians groups. This extends its resources available to students exponentially.