Secretarial Diploma

Three-Year Program

This three-year program trains secretaries for the Christian ministy, focusing on a variety of business skills and providing a semester of on-the-job training.

At Hyles-Anderson College, you will encounter an 8:1 student-teacher ratio, making your professors available to help you reach your personal goals. Your teachers not only are experts in their fields, but they also set a solid Christian example and lead the way both academically and spiritually.

While attending the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, students learn from pulpit preaching, invitations, baptismal services, funerals, weddings, business meetings, and much more. Each student studies the varied, successful ministries of the First Baptist Church and has the opportunity to be involved in these ministries, which include the following:

  • Church planting
  • Truck stop ministry
  • Sunday schools
  • Choirs
  • Discipleship
  • Orchestra
  • Reformers Unanimous
  • Deaf ministry
  • Bus ministry
  • Blind ministry
  • Soul-winning visitation
  • Jail ministry
  • Spanish work
  • Rest home ministry
  • Youth work
  • Developmentally challenged ministry

Freshman

Old Testament Survey This course is a foundational survey of the Old Testament. The purpose, distinctives, characteristics, and broad outline of each book are presented to give a grasp of the entire Old Testament.


English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).


Personal Evangelism This course provides an emphasis on the man, methods, message, and means of evangelism, and it includes a careful study of the Spirit-filled life of the soul winner as well as the work.


Life Skills A course covering a variety of topics including finances, study skills, health, critical-thinking skills, time management, life planning, and more.


Beginning Keyboarding I This course, which is designed to teach proper techniques of keyboarding, places emphasis on rhythm and speed. Minimum keyboarding speed requirement: 30 WPM


Christian Womanhood I A Bible-based course covering basic concepts and philosophies of women in Christian ministry. Biblical expectations and practical applications of key Scriptures pertaining primarily to women and the ministries in which they are involved are explored and discussed.


The Life of Christ A concise study of the four Gospels begins with a historical background of the intertestamental period and a brief study of the geography of Palestine. An overview of the four-fold picture of Jesus emphasizes His birth, ministry, death, resurrection, post-resurrection appearances, and ascension. The inspired harmony of the books is shown.


Discipleship
New Testament Survey This foundational survey of the New Testament covers the author, background, and purpose, as well as a broad outline of each book to give a grasp of the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the beginning, purpose, place, and instructions concerning the New Testament Church.


English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).


Christian Womanhood II A Bible-based course covering advanced concepts and philosophies of women in Christian ministry. Behavior, thought processes, and relational dynamics in both personal and professional venues are highlighted in this course.


Beginning Keyboarding II This course, which is designed to teach proper techniques of keyboarding, places emphasis on rhythm and speed. Minimum keyboarding speed requirement: 40 WPM


Personal Finance This course, presented with a Biblical view of money and finances, trains students to handle financial matters, including the basics of setting up a family budget, dealing with credit, types of insurance coverage, and bank accounts.


Secretarial Procedures I This study emphasizes training in secretarial duties and office procedures and gives valuable training through experience in actual business problems.


21st-Century Missions


Electives (2 credits)

Sophomore

Advanced Keyboarding I This course is designed to further develop the proper techniques of keyboarding, as well as the typing of business letters, forms, reports, and documents. Minimum keyboarding speed requirement: 50 WPM


Business Communications A course that emphasizes the proper construction of letters, memos, and emails. Phone communication is also included.


Editing and Proofreading This course is designed to help the student put into practice the basic tools of grammar. Emphasis is given to usage, punctuation, and general observational skills.


Systematic Theology I A study of the Bible doctrines of the Trinity, the Church, Heaven, and Hell.


Bible electives (4 credits)
Advanced Keyboarding II This course is designed to further develop the proper techniques of keyboarding, as well as the typing of business letters, forms, reports, and documents. Minimum keyboarding speed requirement: 60 WPM


Secretarial Procedures III


Ministry Finance This course covers basic financial principles, both Biblical and practical, which are necessary for anyone involved in the ministry. Special emphasis is given to correct Biblical thinking concerning finances, caring for both personal and ministry finances, creating budgets, and working with financial professionals.


Computer Accounting Procedures


Ministry Ethics and Relationships A study of the broad spectrum of relationships experienced by Biblical ministers with a focus on the methods, motives, ministry, and roles ministers may be expected to provide.


General Mathematics A course that includes simple arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, proportions, word problems, properties of real numbers, exponents, and an introduction to algebra.


Bible electives (3 credits)

Junior

Advanced Keyboarding Applications This course is designed to further develop the proper techniques of keyboarding, as well as the typing of business letters, forms, reports, and documents. Minimum keyboarding speed requirement: 70 WPM


Nursery and Child Care The students gain practical, supervised experience in baby care, safety procedures, nursery organization, teaching the youngest of preschoolers, and being the face of Christianity to the general public by taking the online nursery course, by completing and using various projects as they help to lead groups of children, and by practicing their baby-care techniques in the nurseries of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.


Church and School Finance A study of the operation of the financial affairs of successful churches and schools with prime emphasis given to the preparation of the budget and control of expenditures in order to balance the expenses with the operational budget.


Biblical Character Traits Personal character traits are addressed that should be present in a Christian’s life. Christian character is the subconscious doing of right. Before one can accomplish this, he must first consciously do right. This class teaches what traits the believer should consciously practice so that he might someday have Christian character.


Microsoft Excel


Women of the Bible A study of various women in the Bible examining their faith, spirituality, strengths, weaknesses, values, qualities, ethics, and ultimate successes and/or failures in God’s prescribed role for their lives.


Electives (2 credits)

Bible electives (2 credits)
Secretarial Seminar One semester of on-the-job training as supervised work in an office is done at the college.

For more information, please consult the college catalog.

You may also contact the Academic Office at 219.365.4031, ext. 1210.