GNS-030 Introduction to College Studies (Onboarding)
“This course provides an introduction to online expectations, basic skills and strategies of online learning, and online learning resources which support student success in graduate programs. There are no prerequisites.
On average, the course is expected to require a total of 10-15 hours of work.”

Before you can take any online courses, you will need to take an onboarding class.  You will not need to register for this class.  After you are registered and approved for a class, ONU will send you information for this class.

The following is a list of all current SACEP course offerings through ONU:

Course Available Dates
ACC 406 – Financial Accounting for Managers
A theoretical and practical analysis of principles, techniques, and uses of accounting in the planning and control of business organizations are explored. Topics include a review of the accounting cycle and financial statements, effects of General Accepted Accounting Principles, time value of money concepts, accounting for cash, receivables, inventory, property, and equipment, and intangible assets. Emphasis is placed on the use of the computer as a tool to provide critical information for decision-making.
8/19,11/11, 2/17/20, 5/11/20
CJS 380 – Fundamentals of Emergency Management
An introduction to the construct and practice of homeland security and domestic preparedness. Preparedness and management of local, state, and national emergencies, disasters and threats will be discussed. Content will include emergency preparedness, first responders, personnel management and incident management.
BUS 435 – Human Resource Management
This course covers the development of current policies, practices, and techniques necessary to ensure effective personnel management in complex organizations. There is an emphasis on the role of operating supervisors, executives, and the union in researching such challenges as employee selection, training, placement, wage and salary administration, promotion, fringe benefits, employee services, and management-labor relations.
7/8, 2/17/20, 3/30/20, 5/11/20
HSL 511/611 – Human Service Leadership
Learners in this course will gain knowledge of how human services emerged and various forces that influenced its development. It will examine historical and legislation affecting services delivery, public and private attitudes influencing policies, and the differences between systems of governance and economics.  Minimum of 8 students required.
7/8, 9/2
CJS 440 – Human Trafficking
This course will focus on international and domestic human trafficking. Human trafficking victims include men, women, and children who are subject to sexual exploitation or forced labor. This course will analyze human trafficking through research, enforcement issues, laws, and presentations.
CJS 394 – Juvenile Justice
This course focuses on the role of delinquent minors in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This involves an examination of theories of juvenile delinquency and an examination of the problems of juveniles: family issues, economic issues, school issues, risk and protective factors in delinquency, juvenile rights and responsibilities, drugs, and gangs. Institutions and programs that serve juveniles will also be examined.
BUS 480 – Leadership and Ethics
The focus of this course is on clarifying the distinction between management and leadership by examination of different models of leadership and the integration of Christian ethical principles into various functional topics.
7/8, 9/30, 11/11, 2/17/20
HSL 543 A – Certified Life Coach A
Length to complete: 90 days

  • Coaching Module 1: Communicating Effectively
  • Coaching Module 2: Facilitating Learning
  • Coaching Module 3: Generating Results
  • Coaching Session: Coaching Process
  • Coaching Session: Nuts and Bolts of Getting Started
  • Coaching Session: GROW Model
  • Coaching Session: Being Fully Present
  • Mapped Assessment Assignment – completed and accepted

Upon Completion of Course – Student will receive a Certificate of Completion. The student will then submit this certificate to the Salvation Army to seek approval for the next course.

HSL 543 B – Certified Life Coach B
Length to complete: 90 days

  • Coaching Module 4: Improving Personal Well-Being
  • Coaching Module 5: Developing Healthy Relationships
  • Coaching Module 6: Ethics and Guidelines
  • Coaching Session: Life Balance
  • Coaching Session: Family Dynamics
  • Coaching Session: Tools and Assessments
  • Coaching Session: Difference Between Coaching and Therapy
  • Mapped Assessment Assignment completed and accepted

Upon Completion of Course – Student will receive a Certificate of Completion. The student will then submit this certificate to the Salvation Army to seek approval for the next course.


HSL 544/545/546 – Certified Life Coach C
Length to complete: 90 days

  • Mapped Assessment Assignment completed and accepted
  • HSL 544 Marriage and Family
  • HSL 545 Executive Coaching
  • HSL 546 Intercultural Competence     
These are ongoing courses, so there is no set start date.
BUS 313 – Management Theory and Practice
This course provides the student with an overview of management and leadership processes within an organization. The principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and team development and team-building are applied to a comprehensive group project. Students develop an understanding of the role of the manager in contemporary organizations.
7/8, 9/30, 1/6/20
HSL 319 – Organizational Behavior
In this course, learners analyze the behavior of people in organizations. Organizational motivation, group behavior, group dynamics, communication, and decision-making are explored in the context of individual and group behavior. Group projects and presentations are assigned.
5/13, 8/19, 11/11, 2/17/20, 5/11/20
PRM 572 – Urban Ministry Practicum
This is a hybrid course where online content
and on-site experience are combined in a 5-day practicum conducted at the Urban Mission Center in St Louis area and Benton Park West neighborhood in partnership with the Salvation Army. Benton Park West has a good blend of urban life (density, diversity, and disparity) to submerge into for practicing theory and principles learned in Urban Studies. The course will look at neighborhoods, areas of marginalization, areas of conflict and identified sacred spaces. Time will be given for discussion and study on the Urban Millennium and how it impacts the region, city, and neighborhood and how the church has been impacted. While present in the community, students will learn and practice the 6 postures for creating and practicing missional community (Thin Places) and will spend time daily in the urban garden for spiritual reflection.