San Diego Christian College (SDC) was founded in 1970 as Christian Heritage College (CHC) by Drs. Tim LaHaye, Art Peters, and Henry Morris, who desired to equip students with an education that trains both mind and heart. The first degrees were awarded in 1973. Soon after, the college moved campuses to share a 32 acre complex with Shadow Mountain Community Church. In 2005, Christian Heritage College became San Diego Christian College and in 2014, SDC moved to a new campus in Santee. The mission of San Diego Christian College is “…to engage Christians in an academic community that offers a liberal arts education, promotes an environment of scholarship, and fosters the examination of truth, preparing them to influence the world through Godly character within a framework of the authority and inerrancy of Scripture."
San Diego Christian College offers associate's, bachelor’s, and master's degrees, as well as certificates. Several of SDCC's undergraduate programs are available in online formats.