FIRST LEVEL COURSES
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click on this link to the TUTORIAL.
If you have taken it before,
DO NOT take it again!
The Tutorial will guide you
through all of the procedures
you need to follow for taking
free courses from us to earn
IF YOU WANT TO MONITOR COURSES FOR NO CREDIT -
Some people do not want to earn a degree but still want to take
the courses. This is called monitoring courses. This is
because we want everyone to learn. If you want to monitor
the courses, please contact us through the MONITORING
COURSES form and inform us that you are going to do so.
This allows us to properly handle your tests by routing them
to a Monitoring Only file. While monitoring courses,
please do not submit any forms for those courses
except the original MONITORING
form informing us that you are doing so and
Password Requests to retrieve passwords.
Please enter "No Credit" on all tests
in the field marked "User Name."
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FEE of $50.00 USD per month is
required if you are taking video courses for credit to earn a degree.
This fee is to facilitate
record-keeping and production.
2. If you can prove
financial hardship, the fee will be waived. Click the
following link to access the financial hardship FEE
3. If you are Monitoring
Only, not for credit, then we do not keep your records and no
Administrative Fee is required.
However, if you start as a student who is
Monitoring Only, you cannot transfer any of those classes to For
Credit status because we do not keep records for
students who are Monitoring Only. Should you decide to
switch to For Credit status you must submit an Application and begin your studies over
from the beginning as a registered student. At that time
you will begin paying the Administrative/Production Fee.
TAKING COURSES FOR CREDIT TOWARD A DEGREE -
Please read and follow ALL of the instructions on this page.
Failure to follow instructions may result in
disallowance of coursework and disallowance of tests resulting in a loss of credits.
Email address -
must use the email address submitted on your Application form on all forms and tests. If you change your email or want to use
a second email address, then please submit a Change Of Email form. To access the form, EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGE FORM.
If you are taking classes for
credit, please submit Begin Sign In form when you begin each
course and then submit a Finish Sign In form when you finish the
entire course. Without
those forms you cannot receive credit for the course.
1. This link is to a COURSE RECORD FORM
that you can download in your preferred format. Close that
window to return here when you are finished downloading the form. Download and keep a copy of that form for every course that you are going to
take. Record all pertinent course information in the appropriate
blanks provided on that form. You will need that information when
you submit future forms and password requests and it will also help you stay on schedule. You can print a copy to use externally or you can download the copy in one of the word-processor formats and use it internally in your computer. Either way, make sure you keep it up-to-date with all information as you progress through the course.
Students are also required to report their grades for verification to
the Administrative Office every 6 months. This is accomplished by means of the
Transcript and Grades Form. TRANSCRIPT
and GRADES FORMTo access that form, click that link. Your computer will ask you to specify where the form download is to be saved.
Specify somewhere you will be able to easily find it.
To access an instruction video explaining use of the form, click HERE
and scroll down to the video entitled How
to Use the Transcript and Grades Template.
Update that form every time you start a course and every time you pass a
sure to submit a copy of the form to the college every six (6) months to
keep your Academic File current. Keep updating the same form
and add the new information to it and send a copy of it to the college. Do
not use a different form each time.
general, credits are figured according to the following
schedule. One credit being awarded per one-quarter course, two
per semester, six per year. This general schedule of one credit per quarter course may be
superceded by specific credit awards stated on individual course pages.
These may be superceded by specific instructions
given on the course main page.
section generally requires 1 class-hour of attendance per lesson.
(A class-hour may vary from 30 minutes to 55 minutes
up every scripture referenced in the textbook and/or workbook and in
the video lecture.
With some courses you will fill in the workbook
while viewing the lecture.
In some courses you will complete the homework before logging in to view the lesson
Some courses will be a combination of those two
processes. There will be instructions given in
the individual course or in the lectures.
Stop and take
any tests indicated.
Open Book Tests:
Any tests that are "open book"
means that you may use all study materials (workbook, textbook,
downloaded video lessons, Bible, etc.) while taking the tests.
EXACT ANSWERS: Those tests that are open book often require the exact answer from the
lecture, textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever of the study materials are appropriate for the question. Incorrect answers, spelling, punctuation, extra spaces before or
after or anywhere in the answer, will cause the answer to be scored as "Incorrect." Along with the privilege of using your study materials and taking an "open book" test comes the responsibility of giving
the answers to questions verbatim from those study materials, including
the lectures, wherever required.
Closed Book Tests:
If a test is "closed book" it will be plainly indicated as such. "Closed book" means you cannot use any study materials,
including the video lecture, while taking the test. Nor can you be assisted by anyone. Those tests must be taken completely from memory and you will be required to sign a Closed Book Test Contract form binding you to a legal agreement that you will take that test in that manner.
may NOT go on to the next section until you have passed the test
for the current section of
the course and found all of the answers in the textbook,
workbook, or lecture, to
any questions missed on the current test, whether you passed it or not.
The attendance for the next Lesson begins on the
next day after passing the test and finding the correct answers to any questions missed.
Make sure you read and submit the
TESTING INSTRUCTION AGREEMENT
if you have not already done so. Only
one (1) Testing Instruction form is required per
If you do not submit a Testing Instructions form
you will not know your "User Name" and, therefore, you will not be able to correctly fill out the
information page of the tests. And without
a Testing Instructions form in your file your tests
will be disallowed and they will not be credited to
You may NOT take more than one test in any one
subject on one day except on the rare occasion
when you are specifically instructed to do so. If you fail
a test, you MAY NOT attempt
that test again on the same day. You must restudy the textbook, the workbook,
the video lecture, and your Bible (whichever is appropriate) and find all of the correct answers to the
questions missed. A copy of each test is automatically sent to you and you may use the correct answers listed on it to verify that you have found the
correct answers in the appropriate study materials. This is required before you retake the test, which you can do no sooner than the
When you receive a passing score on a test you are required to find all of the correct answers in your textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, for every question missed on the
test even though you received a passing score. A copy of each test is automatically sent to you and you may use the correct answers listed on it to verify that you have found the
correct answers in the appropriate study materials. This is required before you go on to the next lesson.
Sometimes the tests do not open when you first
1. If the problem persists or you find that
opening tests is an intermittent problem, the
first step you should take is to download a
fresh copy of Adobe Flash. Sometimes that
program becomes corrupted. A new copy can
be downloaded for free at http://adobe.com
2. There can also be a slight quirk in some computers that causes them
to have a bit of a problem processing the
opening page of the tests, generally because of
filters or security settings on the computer. If you get a blank page, please
refresh the page and the tests will open.
Either click the refresh icon or press F5 to
refresh the page and open the test. On
rare occasions, depending on your internet
connection and your computer, it may take
several refreshes to open the test. If the
test still will not open, even after several
attempts to refresh the page, then download a
fresh copy of Adobe Flash as instructed in the
previous section. If that does not resolve
the issue, then please
contact us via the CONTACT US form and explain the
problem. Upon receipt of the form we will
attempt to help you resolve the problem.
Most courses require 1
session of class attendance per lesson and some
may require 2 or more
per lesson. The course
main page will always list the attendance
requirement for the entire course and also will
give the attendance requirement per lesson.
Make a note of that
attendance information on your COURSE RECORD FORM for the course because you will need it later.
proceed faster than the required pace, then you will not
retain the information in the text.
Minimum attendance for
each course must be met. Tests must be spaced at least the
minimum required weekly attendance apart. No course has less
than 4 weeks minimum attendance required overall.
a course is marked "not yet
then proceed to the next course in the list.
All courses require use of the King James Bible. If you do not have one (or even if you do) then you can download a free Bible program from our study helps page. Click
HERE to go to the study helps page to download your free King James Bible and bible study program. Once you are done with that page you may close
that window to return here to proceed with your courses.
Practical Christian Ministry
If you are actively involved in a ministry in your local Church on a regular basis, then you are eligible for 1 credit per quarter
(6 credits per
year) for practical Christian ministry. This course is a Local Church course and can only be taken if you are member serving in a local Church. If you are not an active member of a local Church then obviously you cannot be actively involved in a ministry of a local Church and, therefore, you are not eligible to take this course and you are exempted from taking it.
There are no textbooks or videos for this course. It is a
practical service course for which you can receive up to 6 credits per
The requirement is that you submit quarterly report forms.
To carry out the command given to us in the Great
Commission we must teach the students/members to critically analyze
their beliefs using the Bible as the standard of judgment of right and
wrong, truth and falsity. We will begin carrying out that responsibility
by teaching Critical Thinking methods so the disciples can
learn the truths that God has given to them, their reasons for believing
each of those truths, and how to logically defend those truths against
falsity and the purveyors of false teachings. (2 credits)
class is designed to teach the basics, the essential starting point, for the
Christian life. (1 credit)
A bare-bones survey of the New Testament.
the question, "Why do the righteous suffer?" (5 credits)
Typing and Sentence Formatting
In this course you will learn the basics of touch-typing and sentence formatting. In order to do this you will learn and practice typing skills on a free downloadable program named
TypeFaster. As you progress you will practice speed and accuracy. First while looking at the keyboard and then, later, without looking at the keyboard. You will also learn some
basic sentence formatting such as capitalization, proper use of case, and punctuation.
NOTE: There are no video lectures in this