Courses are offered in a Trimester system with each course meeting for four Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for a total of 32 class hours. Students are expected to attend all of the
classes. Should a student need to miss a class, the student needs to contact the instructor in advance. Absences are acceptable for personal illness or caring to a spouse or child who is ill. JBC recognizes the importance of participation in cultural events such as weddings and funerals. One may be excused from class for congregational responsibilities such as leadership meetings or training for Sunday School teachers.
In cases where a student is absent from class, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor or fellow students to get their assignments as well as notes on the content of the
class time that the student missed because of their absence.
It is challenging to learn in a language other than one’s mother tongue. There are times when it is helpful to talk with a fellow student in order to better understand concepts and instructions. However, it is never acceptable to copy the work of another student and submit it as one’s own work. Should this occur, the instructor will decide how to lead the student in repentance, what credit, if any, to give for the project, and require the student to do an alternative project.