Horizon College of San Diego (HCSD) is an outgrowth of the vision of Dr. Mike MacIntosh, pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship.

HCF started in San Diego in 1974 as a small study in a living room. It has since grown to be a school that has several thousand adults attending weekend services.

In November of 1993, classes were officially offered under the name Horizon Institute (HI). The State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education awarded HI as a non-accredited school to grant degrees in Literature Studies. Since 1993, enrollment has averaged 125 students per semester. Many have graduated and have since gone on to fruitful ministries, as well as further schooling.

In April of 2000, HCSD began a relationship with Azusa Pacific University’s Haggard Graduate School of Theology, wherein our graduates would be accepted into their accredited graduate program. Several students have since taken advantage of this relationship, and are currently pursuing their graduate degrees.

At the beginning of 2004, the name of Horizon Institute was officially changed to Horizon College of San Diego to better reflect the comprehensive nature of our degree programs and our future plans for growth.

Since our beginning, the programs at Horizon College have been part-time, with classes being offered in the evenings and weekends. As of August 2004, HCSD has begun a traditional full-time college program, with classes meeting during the day from Monday through Thursday.