First Coptic Orthodox Theological College to be accredited in the modern world!
It is with great delight that we announce St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological college has been accredited as a recognised teaching institution (RTI) of the MCD University of Divinity! The MCD is an established and very well respected academic teaching body having celebrated its centenary in 2010, and from the 1st January 2012 will become the first ‘Specialist University’ in Australia!
This is a wonderful achievement for our theological college which was established by Papal Decree number 21/29 just under 11 years ago and is the culmination of several years of hard work by many dedicated individuals. Through His Grace Bishop Suriel’s leadership and vision, and the tireless work of the SACOTC Academic Board and Council, SACOTC embarked on a journey of nearly four years to achieve this endorsement, and realise the aspirations of the College community. This recognition means that SACOTC is officially the first Coptic Orthodox Theological College to be accredited in the modern world!
To be recognised as one of the member teaching institution of the MCD University of Divinity will add significant credibility to SACOTC, giving our awards wide recognition and allowing our students to go on and do further theological studies to obtain Masters and PhD’s if they wish.
St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College