Degree Program

This program allows you the opportunity to attend college and earn a degree through Southeastern University on the Cottonwood Campus while growing your relationship with God and developing your purpose.

Our Approach

An Immersive & Unique Experience

You will be invited into a tight-knit community experience where you can thrive in your relationship with God, peers, mentors, and teachers at Cottonwood Church. This program will immerse you in opportunities to participate in local church life, service, and weekly activities that promote spiritual growth.

Practical Training for God-Given Purpose

With a learning-by-doing approach, you are strategically integrated into specific ministries at Cottonwood Church in a way that positions you to grow in your unique, God-given gifts. The training process will be guided by ministry leaders and mentors to help you in the discovery of your purpose.

Christ-Centered Education

Our goal is to set you up for your future while providing a biblically-based education on our campus. Cottonwood Church partners with Southeastern University, a regionally accredited institution, which allows you to take courses that are delivered in a hybrid format of online and face-to-face instruction.

What is Southeastern University?

Southeastern University is a regionally accredited institution, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Southeastern University partners with Cottonwood Church to host an instructional site on the Cottonwood Campus and offer you affordable degree programs. Students will receive flexible online learning blended with face-to-face interaction.

Practicums & Leadership Development

What is the Practicum?

The Practicum experience is designed to help you integrate ongoing classroom learning with practical, hands-on ministry experience. Students will partner with a Cottonwood Church ministry where they will get weekly hands-on serving opportunities, regular meetings with ministry leaders, and the chance to develop long-term goals and projects. Think of it as an on-site internship program.

Available departments:

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

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Weekly Schedule

On-Campus Classes: Wednesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Practicum Serving: 4 hours a week
Online Academic Classes: Varies student to student

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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 based on race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.