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BUILD Program

BUILD student is welcomed to Bethel

At Bethel, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to explore their passions, discover their purpose, and fulfill their God-given potential.

The BUILD program provides a supportive and comprehensive educational experience for students with intellectual disabilities. You'll experience dynamic and encouraging instruction, career-oriented curriculum, specialized mentorship, and on-campus living—all within a supportive Christian environment. 

Create the future you want.

When you graduate from the BUILD program, you'll leave campus with:

  • A Certificate of Applied Studies with a career pathway in arts and communication, business, or human services
  • Increased independence and self-determination skills
  • Internship experience that prepares you for future employment
  • Better social skills and confidence after having an integrated campus experience
  • A foundation for lifelong learning


You'll receive a two-year certificate upon successful completion of required core courses, internships, and electives. 

Student Life

Life at college is more than going to class. Whether it's through residence life or student activities, you'll experience personal growth in your faith and friendships as you prepare for what comes next.

Costs & Financial Aid

Between scholarships, state grants, and vocational rehabilitation benefits, you have options when it comes to paying for school—and our team is here to support you every step of the way.

Schedule a Visit

Take a tour, check out the Dining Center, attend Chapel, or join us for an event on campus. The best way to decide if Bethel is the right fit for you is to experience our community for yourself.

Apply Now

At Bethel, you’ll receive career-focused instruction and specialized mentorship in a supportive, encouraging community. Applying only takes a few minutes, and there’s no application fee.

Upcoming Events

OCT 12 2024

BUILD Family Dinner

4:30 p.m. The Underground

Please plan to join us for this dinner event for our current students enrolled in BUILD and their families!