Toccoa Falls College

Introduction

Toccoa Falls College is a Christ-centered educational institution that prepares men and women for vocational and professional occupations. The college is located in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains. TFC currently offers 29 majors and 39 minors within three schools: Professional Studies, Arts and Sciences, and Christian Ministries. Graduates serve throughout the United States and around the world fulfilling the dream of founder Dr. R. A. Forrest, who said: "The sun never sets on the graduates of Toccoa Falls College."

Mission Statement

The mission of Toccoa Falls College is to glorify God through seeking and developing Christian servant leaders who will impact their world with the love and message of Jesus Christ.

Mission Distinctives

Toccoa Falls College is an educational institution, a character-building enterprise, and a spiritual formation community, all integrated into a unique way of life. Its primary purpose is to glorify God through offering residential programs that prepare men and women for lives of personal fulfillment and Christian servant leadership to the church and the world. It also seeks to glorify God through offering non-residential Christ-centered programs to the community at large.

Mission Goals

  • Spiritual: to orient, motivate, and lead students to emotional maturity, Christian commitment, and spiritual depth
  • Academic: to provide an understanding of the Bible as the basis for Christian life and thought within the context of the college statement of faith, and to introduce students to the cumulative knowledge of the ages
  • Intellectual: to stimulate students to develop inquisitive and creative minds that possess tools for critical analysis, and to motivate them for continuing intellectual pursuits
  • Moral: to provide the atmosphere, motivation, and support system for developing Biblically based lifestyles of wholesome attitudes and ethical principles
  • Professional: to produce graduates competent for Christian service to humanity in the areas of their individual choices

Vision Statement

Toccoa Falls College will be known as a premier Christian college that uniquely integrates biblical truth, academic excellence and intentional spiritual formation within a caring Christian community.

TFC Statement of Faith

Toccoa Falls College shall teach and defend the historic and basic doctrines of evangelical Christianity such as:

  • The verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures as originally given;
  • The existence and manifestation of one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
  • The incarnation and virgin birth of the Son of God;
  • The redemption of man by the vicarious death of Christ on the cross;
  • The bodily resurrection from the grave;
  • The fact that all men have sinned and consequently must be regenerated by the working of God’s grace;
  • Justification by faith;
  • The sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in the believer, producing holiness of life and power for service;
  • Practical faith in the sufficiency of Christ for spiritual, temporal and physical needs;
  • The purifying hope of the Lord’s imminent return; and
  • The urgency of preaching the gospel to all mankind, that men may be saved from eternal judgment.
  • The said college, even though non-sectarian, is to be conducted according to the faith and teaching of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Note: The Statement of Faith cannot be changed or amended as per the constitution. The Board of Trustees adopted a statement in October 1999 that it is understood that the said college would be conducted according to the faith and teaching of the Christian and Missionary Alliance as they were in 1955.

Why TFC

At Toccoa Falls College we have had the same mission since 1907. That mission is simple. Our mission is: Developing character with intellect. When we talk about developing character we are speaking about developing Godly character. In order to provide our college community with some guidance for the development of Godly character, we use four cornerstones that include: Scripture: We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, authoritative word of God. As such, the Bible provides all the direction we need to develop Godly character. Truth: We believe that there are absolute truths revealed by God. In spite of competing worldviews in our culture today, we understand that God’s absolute truths will always withstand the test of time. Wisdom: We understand that the amassing of facts can be pointless without the integration of knowledge and Biblical understanding. We also realize the importance of seeking God’s wisdom over human wisdom. True understanding comes from God. Service: We clearly understand the Bible makes it clear that we are to serve others both locally and globally. Our students, faculty, and staff serve our local community, region, state, nation, and support folks in countries all around the globe.

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Programs

This school also offers:

BA

B.A. in Sustainable Community Development

Campus Full time 127 hours September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

The Global Ministries Department (GMD) at Toccoa Falls College offers a major in Sustainable Community Development (SCD). Sustainable development is a global priority. Sustainability means meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. “Think Global, Act Local” reflects the pragmatic conviction that sustainable development must be a community activity. [+]

The Global Ministries Department (GMD) at Toccoa Falls College offers a major in Sustainable Community Development (SCD). Sustainable development is a global priority. Sustainability means meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. “Think Global, Act Local” reflects the pragmatic conviction that sustainable development must be a community activity.

Students gain practical skills at the SCD farm where theory becomes practice as they compost, amend soil, select seeds, raise plants, care for animals, and gain hands-on experience in food production through Applied Technologies courses.

The GMD believes the church is most effective when it communicates the good news clearly and demonstrates the impact of that good news in the local community. Christians should be strategic participants in the planning and implementing of sustainable development in their local community. The SCD major is housed in the Global Ministries Department because it addresses a global problem and does so as part of fulfilling God’s desire to take His good news to all nations.... [-]


B.A. in Teacher Education majors in Early Childhood, Middle Grades, and Secondary

Campus Full time 126 - 128 hours September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

Becoming a classroom teacher has never been more important to our society. Qualified teachers for the future are in high demand. Christian teachers passionate about their faith need to permeate school campuses demonstrating knowledge, strong teaching skills, and biblical character that will engage their culture. [+]

What We Believe

Becoming a classroom teacher has never been more important to our society. Qualified teachers for the future are in high demand. Christian teachers passionate about their faith need to permeate school campuses demonstrating knowledge, strong teaching skills, and biblical character that will engage their culture.

The Teacher Education Department exists to prepare Christian students to be classroom teachers that emulate biblical thinking, competence in a chosen content field, and excellent teaching skills. This preparation process dynamically integrates faith and learning through curricular, field-based experiences, and character development.

Because seeing children succeed educationally is the focus of the 21st-century classroom, we believe teachers are the most important ingredient in that context because they serve as a catalyst within the learning environment. Teachers’ attitudes saturate ALL that goes on in the education setting. Therefore, the molding of teachers as a whole person is paramount in our Teacher Education Program. We have high expectations for growth and maturity – spiritually, socially, emotionally, and academically.... [-]


BSc

B.S. in Business Administration Online

Online September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

As a Business Administration major, you will obtain a broad-based education that not only gives you business expertise and real-world preparation but contributes to your proficiency in communication and analytical skills needed for successful performance in today’s economy. [+]

As a Business Administration major, you will obtain a broad-based education that not only gives you business expertise and real-world preparation but contributes to your proficiency in communication and analytical skills needed for successful performance in today’s economy. TFC also makes enough electives available in the program to enable you to focus on an area of personal interest or expertise, such as marketing, in which you can thrive. Taught from a biblical perspective integrating faith and practice, business courses equip you with knowledge of the best business practices, skills that are essential in the marketplace, and biblical character development opportunities to become Christian servant leaders with strong ethical and moral standards in commerce, industry, nonprofits, Christian ministries, etc.... [-]


B.S. in Counseling Psychology

Campus or Online Full time 126 hours September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

A degree in Counseling Psychology prepares you for service within the community, the church and the family through the ministry of counseling. The Counseling Psychology Department combines the concepts of psychology and the skills of counseling within the principles of Scripture and then integrates them into practical application. The integration of one’s faith into the workplace is a challenge to all Christians, but especially for counselors who are sought out by those seeking personal changes. [+]

A degree in Counseling Psychology prepares you for service within the community, the church and the family through the ministry of counseling. The Counseling Psychology Department combines the concepts of psychology and the skills of counseling within the principles of Scripture and then integrates them into practical application. The integration of one’s faith into the workplace is a challenge to all Christians, but especially for counselors who are sought out by those seeking personal changes.

As a student you will receive an academic preparation in foundational psychological and counseling concepts, intellectual preparation through advanced studies of theory and philosophy of persons and relationships, and professional preparation in counseling laboratory and practicum events. You are also encouraged to seek emotional wholeness and spiritual maturity, realizing healthy persons make better counselors.... [-]


B.S. in Music and Music Education

Campus Full time 126 hours September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

The Music Department exists to prepare Christian musicians for careers in performance, teaching, church music, and various music-related vocations. Students develop and share their God-given abilities by participation in ensembles, recitals, concerts, service projects, and ministries. [+]

Pursue your passion for music at T.F.C.!

The Music Department exists to prepare Christian musicians for careers in performance, teaching, church music, and various music-related vocations. Students develop and share their God-given abilities by participation in ensembles, recitals, concerts, service projects, and ministries.

Through these experiences, the Music Department brings the whole person into the learning process through the integration of curricular and co-curricular activities and provides for the integration of faith and learning, together with character and intellect. This approach, along with courses in music theory, music history, performance, aural skills, music technology, the humanities, and Bible theology, gives students the skills to become highly valuable in their chosen field.... [-]


B.S. in Sport Management

Campus or Online Full time 126 hours September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

The sport management major prepares learners for a leadership role within the ever-growing world of sports. Behind the players and the games, there are managers, accountants, marketing managers, sales people, operations managers, and coaches needed to organize and operate sport organizations. [+]

The sport management major prepares learners for a leadership role within the ever-growing world of sports. Behind the players and the games, there are managers, accountants, marketing managers, sales people, operations managers, and coaches needed to organize and operate sport organizations. Taught from a biblical perspective–integrating faith and practice–courses equip learners with knowledge of the best current practices in business and sport management, skills that are essential in the marketplace, and biblical character development opportunities to become Christian servant leaders with strong ethical and moral standards to manage and market sport organizations, media, events, and facilities.... [-]


Bachelor

B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies

Campus or Online Full time 126 hours September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

Cross-Cultural Studies major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures from a biblical worldview. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of cross-cultural skills and ministry through anthropology courses in addition to skills-based strategies. [+]

Cross-Cultural Studies major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures from a biblical worldview. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of cross-cultural skills and ministry through anthropology courses in addition to skills-based strategies. History of missions, church planting and development, training and discipleship, cross-cultural communication, and urban ministries accompany an in-depth ethnographic project centering on cross-cultural strategies to one particular people group. An internship in the senior year provides hands-on experience under a formal mentor as the student prepares to candidate in churches or to go on to seminary for further preparation.... [-]


B.A. in Outdoor Leadership and Education

Campus Full time 126 hours September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

Outdoor Leadership and Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to disciple-making in the context of camping and outdoor settings, from a biblical worldview for kingdom service. A foundation of Christian education accompanies the specialization in outdoor leadership. [+]

Outdoor Leadership and Education major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to disciple-making in the context of camping and outdoor settings, from a biblical worldview for kingdom service. A foundation of Christian education accompanies the specialization in outdoor leadership. The program trains students through courses such as foundations for outdoor education, wilderness emergency response, environmental education, and advanced spiritual formation. Various courses on camps, rock climbing, and adventure-based education are available, in addition to an outdoor leadership internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor.

General Education– 69 hours... [-]


B.S. in Biology (Pre-Med) Major

Campus Full time 126 hours September 2018 USA Toccoa Falls

The Biology/Chemistry Department at Toccoa Falls College is located in the Clary Science Building and offers essential training in the natural sciences for the liberal arts curriculum taught from a Biblical perspective. [+]

The Biology/Chemistry Department at Toccoa Falls College is located in the Clary Science Building and offers essential training in the natural sciences for the liberal arts curriculum taught from a Biblical perspective, with special emphasis on these areas of study:

Biology Major: Every major area of biological study is included in the major courses, along with general and organic chemistry, physics, and biochemistry.

Pre-medical: T.F.C. has a strong record of placement of graduates in medical schools, including acceptance of T.F.C. students at Georgia Health Sciences University (MCG), University of Tennessee, and Mercer University. All of the courses required or recommended by medical schools are offered on campus.... [-]


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107 Kincaid Dr.
Toccoa Falls, Georgia, 30598 US