San Diego Christian College (SDC) exists to educate and inspire students through the truth of Scripture and the development of competencies that prepare graduates whose purpose is to impact the world.


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Visit SDC

Come and experience our beautiful Christian college in southern California, located in Santee – close to San Diego beaches, vibrant downtown/Gaslamp, stunning mountains and more.

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Campus Culture

SDC students are challenged to grow in a diverse group of peers. Students are given the tools to make life-long Christ-centered friendships as well as getting the opportunity to grow spiritually through service and fellowship.

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About SDC

San Diego Christian College was founded in 1970 as Christian Heritage College by Drs. Tim LaHaye, Art Peters, and Henry Morris, who desired to provide students with an education that equips both mind and heart. Learn more about SDC, its values and rich history.





College for a Weekend

Last week SDC Undergraduate Admissions hosted prospective students and their families at our first College for a Weekend event of the year. Students participated in Dye Wars with ASB, attended classes with our current students, worshipped with us in chapel, spent two nights in the resident apartments and attended a beach barbecue.

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SDC Flight Team wins bid to nationals!

The San Diego Christian College Hawks Competition Flight Team placed third in Region II National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) championships held at San Jose State University last week.

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Missionary of the Week

John and Nancy Hook have served as missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship since 1978, and last week they were honored as Missionary of the Week at Shadow Mountain Community Church. John and Nancy Hook have spent 20 years flying in the jungles of Indonesia, then after serving in Haiti, Mali, Suriname, plus an additional three years in Afghanistan, then 11 years training new missionary pilots at Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) Headquarters.

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Important Message about the SDC Men’s Basketball Team

SANTEE, Calif. – At approximately 1:30am on Sunday, November 13, 2016, a Volkswagen Jetta hit the back of the charter bus transporting the San Diego Christian College (SDC) men’s basketball team.

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SDC offers new drone certification program for film and media students

The Department of Communication at San Diego Christian College is pleased to announce a partnership with the Department of Aviation in providing a drone certification option for its Film and Media students.

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Multicultural Week at San Diego Christian

Monday, November 8, 2016 started SDC’s Multicultural Week! SDC prides itself on having students from over 28 countries. We love honoring the diversity at SDC by hosting guest speakers, learning about the different cultures, and enjoying cuisine from around the world. Learn more about SDC campus culture and activities.


SDC Volunteers Make a Difference

On November 1, 2016, SDC was honored by the Santee School District for all our efforts at the Santee Success Program (SSP). Santee Success is a short-term placement program provided by the School Board to assist at risk students with the goal of returning the students to stream main schools.

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SDC Aviation Graduate Passes With Flying Colors

Kayla Harding, a 2014 San Diego Christian Aviation Department graduate, received an excellent rating on her technical evaluation with Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF) this week at MAF headquarters in Idaho. Kayla received funding for over half of her training at SDC through SDC’s Missionary Pilot Loan Forgiveness Program (MPLFP). The MPLFP loan is forgiven twenty percent per year they serve on the mission field thus eliminating the debt in five years.

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SDC IMPACTing our Communities

In Ephesians 5:1-2 we are encouraged to imitate Jesus and walk in love as He has loved us and given Himself for us. IMPACT provided our student body with the opportunity to step off our campus and serve in Santee, San Diego and Mexico. Students choose to serve with local partners on Thursday and Friday or join a travel team for four days. Check out the recap video.

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Final Exams Dec. 12-16

Want to make the most of your day off? We believe the best way you can make the most of MLK Day is to serve. We have been planning all year long to partner with various community organizations who are working diligently in San Diego fulfilling needs of all kinds! We are so excited because this year makes 6 years of SDC participating in the MLK National Day of service!!

Transfer Visit Day

Our Transfer Visit Afternoon is a great opportunity for you to meet our Transfer Specialist and connect with key people on the San Diego Christian College campus. Register Today!

Truth and Purpose Conference

At SDC, Truth and Purpose aren’t just words out of the mission statement –they are core values and beliefs. These beliefs are what propels students, faculty and alumni to have an impact on the community, the city and the world. Because of this, SDC is hosting a conference from Monday, February 6 to Wednesday, February 8 on what it means to live with Truth and Purpose.

President’s Day

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College for a Weekend

Our College for a Weekend event offers a great opportunity for you to come visit our beautiful campus and immerse yourself in the community of San Diego Christian. Learn more and register today!

Aletheia Honors Scholarship Day

The San Diego Christian Aletheia Honors Program engages high-achieving, active learners in academic discourse toward aletheia (unveiled truth) with prominent global scholars, applying scholarly learning to contemporary issues from a biblical worldview. Scholarship ranges from $1000 to 50% tuition.

SDC Career Services Career Fair

SDC Career Services office cordially invites you to our annual Career Fair on March 24, 2017 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. This Career Fair is the best place to find eager college students ready to get into the workforce. Learn more and register here >