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Accredited Program

This brand-new program allows students an opportunity to attend college and earn a degree through Southeastern University on the Cottonwood Church campus while growing their relationship with God and developing their purpose.

Our Approach

An Immersive & Unique Experience

Students will be invited into a tight-knit, community-based experience where they can thrive in their relationship with God, their peers, mentors, teachers and the local church. This program immerses students in opportunities to participate in local church life and service, and also involves regular activities that promote spiritual growth, fun, and celebration.

Practical Training for God-Given Purpose

With a learning-by-doing approach, students will be challenged to serve in the local church, work with people, and learn real leadership skills necessary for the development of their purpose and God-given gifts. The training process will be guided by real ministry leaders and mentors in the local church.

Christ-Centered Education

The Accredited Program sets students up for their future while providing a Biblically-based education at the Cottonwood campus. Cottonwood Church partners with Southeastern University, which is a regionally accredited institution based in Lakeland, Florida. This allows students at Cottonwood College to take courses that are delivered in a hybrid format of online and face-to-face at Cottonwood Church.

Update for Incoming Students

Cottonwood College and Cottonwood Church are taking practical steps to respond to COVID-19. We are fully committed to providing spiritual and academic development while taking measures to keep our community safe and protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Please contact our team with any questions you may have. We are here to assist you as you plan your educational journey.

Degree Programs

“Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Cottonwood Church to host an instructional site on the church campus, and offer students affordable degree programs.”

Benefits to Students


SEU’s partnership with Cottonwood Church offers students the best of both worlds. Flexible online learning blended with face-to-face interaction.

Cottonwood Church partners with Southeastern University, a regionally accredited institution, to offer students at Cottonwood College affordable degree programs. Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

Student Life

Here at Cottonwood College, we believe that community is a key component of both spiritual and personal growth.

Student Life at a glance
Small Groups | Chapel | Weekend Services |
Off Campus Activities

Practicums & Leadership Development


The opportunity to invest in, mentor, and develop leadership qualities in students through the practicum experience.

What is it?

The practicum experience is designed to help students integrate on-going classroom learning with practical, hands-on ministry experience. Think of it as an on-site internship program.

Practicums offered

  • Creative Media
  • Youth & Young Adults
  • Children
  • Hospitality
  • Local & Global Outreach
  • Worship & Production

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  • Sunday

    Practicum Only

  • Monday


  • Tuesday

    On Campus 9am - 3pm

  • Wednesday

    On Campus 9am - 3pm

  • Thursday

    On Campus 9am - 3pm

  • Friday (Half Day)

    Off or Practicum Only

  • Saturday

    Practicum Only

Accredited Program weekly on-campus and practicum schedule: about 30-35 hours/week. (Practicum hours may vary.)


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4505 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Cottonwood College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.