Guidance College offers various types of programs to meet the needs of the community at large.
Our programs are divided into 7 main categories:
Our Master’s in Islamic Education program encompasses two different tracks. Completing the two tracks successfully (40 credit hours) would entitle the candidate to earn a Master’s Degree in Islamic Education. Completing the Islamic Studies and Their Teaching Methodology track only (total of 19 credit hours) would result in getting a diploma in Islamic Studies. While completing the Teacher Certification track (21 credit hours) would make the student a Certified Teacher.
Additionally, certified teachers, who already have their teacher certificate from a different university, can still take the Islamic Studies track, in which Guidance College will accept their teacher certificate as dual credit and grant them a Master’s Degree in Islamic Education.
Our EMIF Executive Master’s in Islamic Finance program encompasses two different components. Completing the two components successfully (total of 38 credit hours Courses) would entitle the candidate to earn an Executive Master’s Degree in Islamic Finance. While completing the first year courses only will result in an industrial qualification called Guidance College CIFP (Certificate of Islamic Finance Professional).
This degree is a total of 130 credit hours. It covers the major areas in Islamic religion including Quran and its Sciences, Prophetic Sayings and Practice, Islamic Creed, Islamic Ethics, Rules of Transactions, Arabic Language, and Comparative Religion.
An associate degree is typically a two-year degree awarded by Guidance College. The Associate Degree is a total of 66 credit hours. It covers the major areas in Islamic religion, including Quran and its Sciences, Prophetic Sayings and Practice, Islamic Creed, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Ethics, Rules of Transactions, Arabic Language, and Comparative Religion. The graduate has the option of continuing his career with Guidance College to earn a bachelor’s degree.
This program offers a unique opportunity in the traditional way used by eminent Muslim scholars. This method is highly interactive and focuses on mastery, utilizing questions and answers, debate, and applied knowledge. The Ijazah is awarded based on successful completion of the program requirements. The Ijazah Program or “certification” in English, has two tracks: Quran Memorization and Traditional Teachings.
This program offers academic seminars and workshops for the community at large to be educated from an Islamic perspective regarding various issues. This is an effort to educate the local American community, both Muslim and non-Muslim.
The Non-Degree Program gives students the opportunity to take Guidance College’s courses for credit without matriculating as an Guidance College undergraduate student. Usually non-degree students use this program to complete a bachelor’s degree at another university or to qualify for admission to graduate or professional schools.
Guest Student (Audit)
Guest students informally attend Guidance College courses and seminars for personal benefit (no credit). They can attend any course at any time without having to meet the course per-requisite requirements or course work obligations (homework, exams, etc.).