Calvary College

Take your life’s purpose to a whole new level with a degree in biblical studies from Calvary College. Our two-year associate degree program trains students to study the Bible academically, think about it critically, and serve God practically. Evening-only classes allow students to continue to work and remain committed to church and family while pursuing a degree.


Calvary College students will study the text of the Bible, learning the art and science of biblical exposition while reading and reflecting on the Bible as God’s specific revelation to humanity, the truth of God made manifest in written form.


Students will be instructed to examine and interpret the Bible according to its historical-grammatical context, as well as learn biblical doctrines pertaining to life and godliness.

Calvary College Teachers


Through the practical application of preaching and communication, students will learn biblical study preparation, preaching, and teaching techniques.

Class Schedule

Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:30 to 9 pm. Evening-only classes allow students to work and live life while pursuing a degree.

Degree Program

Attend full-time for two years or part-time over several years to attain an associate of arts degree (AA) in biblical studies.

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Submit a completed application and a $50 application fee no later than August 16, 2019 to secure enrollment for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Earn Your Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in Biblical Studies

Earn Your Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in Biblical Studies

If you’ve always wanted to learn more about God and His Word in an academic environment, Calvary College is for you. Our curriculum gives students in-depth knowledge of the text of the Bible in evening-only classes with a full- or part-time scheduling option.
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Calvary College is recognized by the State of New Mexico to grant religious education degrees. Although Calvary College is currently unaccredited, the accreditation process will begin in the 2020-2021 academic year through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. Financial aid including student loans and military benefits (the GI Bill) will be available when accreditation is granted by the US Department of Education.

The Curriculum

Biblical Discipleship/Counseling

Learn the purposeful application of God’s Word to life’s situations and learn how to help others understand and apply the life principles in God's Word.

Old Testament

This course is a survey of each Old Testament book within its historical timeline. It examines the chronological structure, types of writing, and the original intent of God’s promised salvation in light of the New Testament fulfillment.

New Testament

This course is a survey of each New Testament book within its historical context. It examines the original intent of the author and the continuous timeless application of God’s Word.

Church History

This course is a survey of how Jesus Christ has been using people and movements to build His Kingdom from the first to the twenty-first century.

How to Study & Teach the Bible

Learn the science and artful practice of biblical interpretation, and get an overview of interpretive systems.

Worldview Apologetics & Evangelism

Worldview apologetics is designed to train the Christian in methods and information that defend the Christian faith in a postmodern relativistic culture.

Systematic Theology

Systematic theology is a survey of theological systems: doctrines pertaining to who God is and how He has revealed Himself, man, sin, and the angelic realm, as well as doctrines pertaining to what God is doing, the church, the nature of salvation, and last things.


The cost to attend Calvary College is $200 per class. Books and supplies are additional. Three classes are offered each quarter and students may register for a maximum of three classes at a time. The academic year consists of three quarters: fall, winter, and spring.

The Schedule

The class schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9 pm.

Year 1





Theology 1
Prolegomena, Bibliology and Hermeneutics


Old Testament 1


Theology 2
Trinitarianism, Humanity and Sin

How to Study the Bible

Old Testament 2


Theology 3
Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology

How to Teach the Bible

Old Testament 3

Core Classes for Graduation with an Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in Biblical Studies:

  • Core Electives:

    • Theology 1
    • Theology 2
    • Theology 3
    • Apologetics/Evangelism

  • Hermeneutics:

    • How to Study the Bible
    • How to Teach the Bible

  • Homiletics:

    • Homiletics 1
    • Homiletics 2

  • Bible:

    • Old Testament 1
    • Old Testament 2
    • Old Testament 3
    • New Testament 1
    • New Testament 2
    • Books (eight self-study books)

Important Dates

Quarter 1: Fall 2019

Application Deadline: August 16, 2019
Registration Date: September 9, 2019
First Day of Class: September 30, 2019
Finals: December 16-20, 2019

Quarter 2: Winter 2019-2020

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
Final Registration:
December 16, 2019
First Day of Class:
January 6, 2020
March 23-26, 2020

Quarter 3: Spring 2020

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
Final Registration:
March 23, 2020
First Day of Class:
March 30, 2020
June 15-18, 2020

Calvary Church

We are a fellowship of believers who pursue the God who is passionately pursuing a lost world; we do this by connecting with one another, through worship, by the Word, to the world.

Our Mission

Connect Up

We express our adoration of Jesus through dynamic worship and uncompromised obedience.

Connect In

We explain the relevance of the Bible to empower and transform lives for service.

Connect Out

We extend hope to a hurting world by proclaiming the gospel and demonstrating Christ’s love.


Calvary College is a community rooted in the text of the Bible, where relevant instruction, relational experience, and real-life application are highly valued. Instruction takes place on the campus of Calvary Church Albuquerque, where students can foster community in the classroom, under a cottonwood tree, or over a cup of coffee at SoPo Roasting & Brewing Co.


Calvary College is led by theologians who are passionate about the text of the Bible and have devoted their lives to its exposition, examination and explanation.

Skip Heitzig, D.Min, D. Phil

Skip Heitzig is the president and CEO of Calvary College.

Nelson Walker, M.A., THD

Nelson Walker is the dean at Calvary College.

Dr. Brian Nixon

Brian Nixon, M.A, D. Phil.

Brian Nixon is the chief academic officer of Calvary College.

Katherine Gardner

Katherine Gardner

Katherine Gardner is the administrator for Calvary College.

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