Academics

What We Do

Catholic Courses for Trinity Western Degrees

Catholic Pacific College teaches Catholic theology, philosophy, history, and literature courses for Trinity Western University students. That means CPC students choose from the full array of program options that TWU has to offer. Use the button below to see all the TWU programs available. And, view the complete list of CPC Courses in the sections below. (The buttons navigate to TWU's website, away from CPC's website)

TWU Academic Calendar

Upcoming Course Schedule

This is the timetable of courses and professors for the next semester(s).

 

About the Catholic Formation Track

Download Catholic Formation Track Checklist (PDF)

Watch "Introduction to CPC and the CFT" video

TWU Liberal Arts Core & the CFT

At Trinity Western University you can earn a degree in one of more than 48 academic programs while receiving a faithful Catholic formation at Catholic Pacific College, formation that cannot be rivalled anywhere in the Northwest. TWU is a liberal arts university in which every student receives more than mere training in a particular career path. Their liberal arts core curriculum is aimed at forming well-rounded individuals by providing a dynamic range of subjects from art & culture to humanities and sciences. Imagine, then, attending this amazing university plus being formed in and by the Catholic intellectual tradition. At CPC, you can be. TWU students can take most of the core courses through Catholic Pacific College’s new Catholic Formation Track (CFT) of the TWU Core.

Receive a robust Catholic formation

The Catholic Formation Track is comprised of 11 fundamental courses in the areas of academic writing (2 courses), Catholic theology (3 courses), virtue ethics, Catholic Church history, liturgy and sacraments, Catholic social teaching, beauty and sacred art, and Latin. It is a formative track designed to expose students to the richness of the Catholic intellectual tradition. The CFT directly engages with fundamental questions that pertain to all aspects of life, enabling students to make informed choices about faith, relationships, vocation, and careers.

Registering for the CFT

In order to receive this unique opportunity for solid Catholic formation, students need to be clear about their decision. Anyone interested in taking the Catholic Formation Track must either indicate on their application that they are interested or speak with the CPC Admissions Counsellor. It is important to understand that, once the Catholic Formation Track for the TWU Core is chosen, students cannot leave that track. They must complete all* of the indicated courses within that track to get credit for completing TWU's core requirements.
When you have gone through the TWU admissions process, been accepted, and made your deposit, you must fill out our CFT registration form to be officially signed up for the CFT. You are not in the CFT if you have not completed the form. Only our Admissions Counsellor, John Doromal can provide you with a link to the form.

*Contact Academic Dean to coordinate your academic program with the CFT

How to Choose CFT Courses

Choosing your CFT courses is easy. The CFT courses can be found on the same registration page as all of the TWU courses, and it's simply a matter of looking for the CFT course number (which will include a 'cp' in it) and choosing. However, we highly recommend that you contact our Admissions Counsellor, John Doromal to help you with the process. Click the button below to book an appointment with John today. It's that easy.

Book an Appointment with a CPC Admissions Counsellor

More CFT Details

Taking CFT Courses as Electives
These new courses are amazing, and we understand that students who have already begun their Core curriculum under the normal TWU core may want to take some of them. While they cannot take them and get credit as core courses, these students may still take the new courses as elective courses.

Meet our Faculty.

CPC prides itself in its high-calibre, faithful professors.

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Dr. Andrew
Kaethler

Academic Dean & Assoc. Professor of Theology

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Fr. David
Bellusci, OP

Assistant Professor
Philosophy & Theology

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Dr. David
Henderson

Assistant Professor
Theology

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Vic
Cavalli

Sesssional Instructor
English

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Dr. Melinda
Kingsbury

Sesssional Instructor
English

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Dr. Carly
Henderson

Sesssional Instructor
Theology

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Dr. Germain
McKenzie

Sesssional Instructor
Theology

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Dr. David
Baird

Visiting Professor
of Theology

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CPC Evening Classes

This Spring 2024!

Theology of the Body

at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall, in Port Coquitlam

Tuesdays, April 23-May 14 at 7pm

Register Now!

Do you want to explore more on Theology of the Body, led by local experts? Then this four-part course led by professors from Catholic Pacific College is for you!
What does it mean to be a human person, one who is embodied and lives within time and space? How is the human body a path unto God? In what ways do we, as sexed creatures, noun and verb, participate in the life of God?
St. John Paul II’s profound theological anthropology set out in his Wednesday addresses, famously known as a theology of the body, provides a response to these questions, opening a door into the great mystery of being a man or woman made in the image of God. Join Dr. Andrew Kaethler (Jeremy Keong - May 7) and put out into the deep (duc in altum) with St. John Paul II’s profound vision of the human person.
Date: Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14
Time: 7pm
Location: Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall, 3181 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam
Cost: $100 for four sessions (you can join late but the cost is not pro-rated, though we can provide you with videos of the missed session(s))
The four sessions are:
    • The Interior Exterior Person - taught by Dr. Andrew Kaethler
    • Communio Personarum - taught by Dr. Andrew Kaethler
    • The Nature of Love - taught by Jeremy Keong
    • Sex and Justice - taught by Dr. Andrew Kaethler

 

CPC³ Public Lectures

Upcoming Lectures