Articulation Agreement Between
American Indian College (Phoenix, Arizona) and
Latin American Bible Institute (La Puente, California)
This articulation agreement is between American Indian College (AIC) and Latin American Bible Institute (LABI- CA) in order to facilitate a close working fraternal relationship between these two institutions. By creating an articulation agreement, we hope to achieve the following:
- A closer working relationship between these two institutions, both of which operate under the auspices of the General Council of the Assemblies of God USA as well as their respective sponsoring districts, and in the case of AIC, the Division of U.S. Missions
- To provide an opportunity for graduates of LABI to continue on towards earning a Bachelor’s degree at AIC in a manner that recognizes the education they have already received and works towards providing a fairly seamless transition between the two institutions
- Further enrich the diversity of the student body at AIC by admitting LABI graduates who will bring a rich background of different ethnic and ministry backgrounds who will likewise benefit by exposure to a College with a predominantly Native American student body
In order for LABI students to take full advantage of the benefits of this articulation agreement they will need to have accomplished the following:
- Transfer students should have completed an Associate’s degree at LABI in Bible and Ministry with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. LABI students who wish to transfer before completing their A.A. at LABI will not receive the full benefit of the transfer agreement and their transcripts will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- Only courses that are at the level of “C-” or higher will be transferred. Courses with grades below “C-” will need to be retaken at AIC in order to receive credit towards the B.A. degree in Christian Ministry
- Complete all other current admissions requirement of AIC. Students applying for the transfer agreement should specify so in their admissions information so that their transcripts may be evaluated accordingly.
- Declare “Christian Ministry” as their major at the Bachelor’s level. Students choosing to be admitted to AIC and change to a different major will in many cases have a number of additional requirements in order to complete their degree programs. Also, LABI transfer students should be aware that if they propose transferring into the BA in Elementary Education none of their LABI credits are available for transfer credit due to very specific State of Arizona requirements for teacher certification.
- Transfer credit from LABI will only be recorded on the student’s AIC transcript once they have completed 12 credit hours at AIC as a matriculated student with at least a 2.0 average.
- Students who wish to receive additional transfer credit for courses from other regionally-accredited institutions that qualify as meeting any remaining General Education requirements may do so by providing official transcripts from those other institutions. These possible transfer credits will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- This articulation agreement is subject to periodic review as conditions warrant. It may be terminated at any time by either institution with written notice. If the articulation agreement is terminated, any students who have already been admitted to AIC as a result of the articulation agreement will be allowed to complete their programs per the terms of the agreement in effect at the time of their admission.
The following is a list of approved LABI courses for transfer and their equivalent course at AIC. In order to receive the full possible transfer credit amount of 59 credit hours, LABI students will have to have taken all the courses listed below, otherwise only those courses that were actually taken will be considered for transfer credit per the conditions of this articulation agreement. Students who have taken the LABI equivalents for both COM 103 & COM 113 can receive 62 credits of transfer.
BIB 103Old Testament Survey BIB 113 Old Testament Survey
BIB 123 New Testament Survey BIB 123 New Testament Survey
GED 101Preparation for College Success & PSY 103 College Success
GED 160 Personal and Financial Management
GED 161 Math for Personal & 1 Credit, General Elective
GED 113 Grammar and Composition & COM 103 Composition & Rhetoric I
GED 114 Critical Reading & Writing Lab
GED 123 Christian Writing & Composition COM 113 Composition & Rhetoric II
GED 112 Marriage & Family OR SOC 113 Introduction to Sociology OR
GED 233 Psychology for Ministry PSY Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Public Speaking OR COM 243 Fund. of Public Communication
GED 106 Christian Oratory
GED 202 Church History I OR CHS/HIS 333 Church History
GED 203 Church History II
The following is a list of LABI courses and their equivalent course at AIC (cont’d)
MIN 143 Effective Evangelism PMT 112 Principles of Evangelism
MIN 156 Effective Leadership PMT 232 Foundations of Leadership
MIN 122 Introduction to A/G Missions & MIS 113 World and U.S. Missions
MIN 126 A/G History, Mission & Governance
Practicum I, II, III, Approved PMT Electives (3 credits)
MIN 161 Disciplemaking & General Elective (3 credits)
THE 124 Pentecostal Theology THE 113 Essentials of Pentecostal Theology
THE 103 Introduction to Systematic Theology THE 123 Theology of the Scriptures, God, and Christ
THE 242 Eschatology
THE 323 Theology of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Last Things
GED 299 Ancient Philosophy through the Eyes GED 299 OR GED 256 transfer as PHI 103
Of Faith/GED 256 Christian Moral Philosophy/THE 256 Introduction to Philosophy; THE 256 Theological
Theological Ethics for Christian Leaders Ethics for Christian Leaders transfers as PMT 352 Ministerial Ethics and Relationships
BIB 233 Acts BIB 243 Acts
BIB 222 Hermeneutics BIB 233 Biblical Interpretation
BIB 302 Romans BIB 323 Romans and Galatians
BIB 235 Prison Epistles BIB 253 Pauline Epistles
Potential Transfer hours= 62 hours*
*Thus, depending on which courses students took at LABI in their A.A. program they may receive up to 62 credit hours of transfer from LABI although most will likely have completed 59 hours of credit. This means that LABI transfer students will need to take any remaining credit hours at AIC to cover the balance of the B.A. in Christian Ministry curriculum, including courses within General Education and the Degree Core Requirements (which includes the student’s specific concentration) to bring the total up to the required 128 credit hours.