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AS in Nonprofit Management

Colorado Christian University offers an AS in Nonprofit Management for students who are interested in starting a career in the philanthropic field. Read on to find out more about this program, which has an online option.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Science in Nonprofit Management

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Associate of Science in Nonprofit Management program might have expressed an interest in starting or managing a philanthropic organization. They may also have interest or prior experience in coordinating fundraisers, mission trips and other events. All applicants to CCU should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; additional requirements may apply for some programs.

Program Description:

Colorado Christian University's Associate of Science in Nonprofit Management is designed to provide a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required to begin a successful career in philanthropic organization and coordination. It includes coursework in nonprofit management, financial operations, legal and regulatory issues, and program development. The program also includes a comprehensive curriculum of general studies courses, allowing graduates the opportunity to apply the credit hours earned in this program toward a bachelor's degree. CCU students are also given the chance to conduct their studies from a Christian standpoint and explore how Biblical principles and values may relate to the issues at hand.

Learning Format:

Online or hybrid

Program Length:

60 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Coursework for an Associate of Science in Nonprofit Management

This program consists of 33 general studies credit hours, 15 credit hours for major core courses and 12 credit hours for electives. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (33 credits)

  • World Views
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Art Appreciation
    • Photography I
    • Creative Arts
    • Classic Christmas Films & Literature
    • C.S. Lewis in Film & Literature
  • Adult Studies Seminar I
  • Adult Studies Seminar II
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Oral Communication
    • Interactive Communication
  • Introduction to Research and Applied Statistics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Biological Diversity
    • Introduction to Nutrition
    • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Western Civilization I
    • America since 1877
    • History of Christianity
    • American Exceptionalism
    • Christianity in America
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Business Fundamentals
    • Macro and Micro Economics
    • Environmental Geography
    • American Political Process
    • General Psychology
    • Relational Psychology
    • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Psychology Through the Lifespan
    • Marriage and Family
    • Principles of Sociology

Major Requirements (15 credits)

  • Fiscal Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Governance and Executive Leadership
  • Resource Development and Marketing in Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit Program Development

Elective Requirements (12 credits)

  • Students must take 12 credit hours of electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Those who successfully complete the Associate of Science in Nonprofit Management may be interested in furthering their studies by tackling a bachelor's degree or supplemental certificate program in a related field. Students may wish to choose from programs that center on business management, human resources, marketing, or another business- or leadership-oriented degree, such as:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Ethics

Career Paths:

Students who graduate with an Associate of Science in Nonprofit Management may be prepared to seek entry-level jobs in the philanthropic sector. The coursework in this program is designed to provide a strong introduction to fundamental principles and tasks in nonprofit administration, so graduates could find themselves assisting with accounting and budgeting, raising funds, and coordinating projects. Possible positions include:

  • Event planner
  • Nonprofit coordinator
  • Mission trip coordinator

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