Can’t decide between trade school or college? At SEU, you can do both!
SEU Trades will meet industry needs by training a new generation of spiritually-formed, skilled professionals to serve Christ, their communities, and their churches. SEU is uniquely positioned to provide a holistic, faith-based curriculum while at the same time training for specific trades.
Note: While SEU trades will prepare students for trade licensing and industry certifications, students will not be required to complete these as part of the program.
The initial launch of SEU Trades includes these degrees.*
*Degrees will launch in the spring of 2024 pending approval from SACSCOC.
Corporate partners are invited to contact us to discuss ideas for the development future programs in additional industries.
Christians hold the key to both skilled apprenticeship and spiritual discipleship. We seek to be like Jesus in all we do — and He learned a skilled trade, studied Scripture, and discipled others.
Through SEU Trades, we will serve industry, the church, and the Kingdom by offering skilled labor programs, mentor-rich apprenticeships, and spiritual formation as part of our menu of access to affordable and accessible higher education.
SEU has a long history of creating innovative solutions to fulfill educational needs.
Today, we are facing a new need.
Major workforce shortages are forecasted in multiple trade professions in the coming years.
Christian higher education, with its roots in Bible colleges and ministry training, has not yet developed a trades differential to train people to fill these critical positions within the workforce. Rather, the trades education sector has been housed in for-profit institutions and community colleges.
SEU Trades will bridge that gap by providing trade education through a Christian worldview.
The innovative learning model of SEU Trades combines the best of both trades education and college coursework.
While much of the learning will take place on the job — which will set you up for success in securing a job post-graduation — online classes that are more “traditional” in format are also part of the program. However, these courses focus specifically on your chosen field and apply directly to your trade.