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.





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.

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SDC Production

SDC Professor Marc Hutchins’ Film Premiers

SDC Department of Communication is thrilled to announce the release of Adjunct Film and Media Professor Marc Hutchins’ latest film, “Crossing Streets,” which premiers September 16 on

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SDC Penny Prayers & Convocation

On Monday, August 29, 2016, SDC staff and faculty welcomed new and returning students to kick-off the new academic year with Penny Prayers tradition and Convocation.

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New Student Union on Campus

Anticipation has been building and today, we are thrilled to announce our brand new Murphy Student Union (aka “The Murf”) located in Building A!

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SDC Adds New Emphasis in Film and Media

The Department of Communication at SDC is pleased to announce the launch of a film and media emphasis fall 2016. Students will have the opportunity to learn from film and media professionals on screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, marketing, distribution, and advanced storytelling techniques.
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Josh Westermann Named SDC Interim Athletic Director

After several months of interviews, San Diego Christian College has moved to elevate Josh Westermann, Head Coach of both men’s and women’s soccer, to the position of Interim Athletic Director, effective immediately.
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Aviation Fraternity New to Campus

San Diego Christian is excited to announce its first fraternity Alpha Eta Rho (AHP) – a coed international professional aviation fraternity that has granted charters to more than 140 chapters at the most prestigious aviation colleges and universities. read more

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Dr. Tim LaHaye, founder of SDC and ‘Left Behind’ co-author, passes at 90

San Diego Christian College (SDC) mourns the loss of Dr. Tim LaHaye, the son of a Detroit autoworker who grew up to become a respected pastor, international best-seller, prominent evangelical leader, and founder of SDC (previously Christian Heritage College).
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Broadway Nights 10/20-10/22

Come enjoy an evening of songs from the last 100 years of movies and musical favorites. From Charlie Chaplain to High School Musical and everything in between, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Shows from Thursday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7:00pm.
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Visit Day

Our Visit Day is a great opportunity for you to get a snapshot of what life on the San Diego Christian College campus is all about. Worship in chapel, sit in on classes, meet current students and faculty, and enjoy all our campus has to offer. Learn more and register today!

Graduate Fair

Graduate Schools are looking to connect, educate and recruit students to their graduate programs. Come ask questions, make connections and get excited about your future!

To host a booth at the fair on campus, please click here.
Event is on campus from 11:00am-2:00pm

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!

Veteran’s Day

No classes

Thanksgiving Vacation

No classes November 24-25