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First Year Courses

Following is a complete listing of each course offered at Reality College during the student's first year (categorized by the Seven Areas of Life). You can scroll down through the page or simply click on the links below to 'jump' directly to a specific area.


  • Spiritual
  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Financial
  • Marital
  • Parental
  • Practical

  • Spiritual

    Jesus - as Central and Supreme
    He's the centerpiece of the World, the Universe, the Scriptures and life as the most significant person to know.

    Jesus - from Genesis to Revelation
    This course is designed to reveal Jesus in every book of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation as the Alpha, Omega and everything in between.

    Jesus - in Name Only
    This course is designed to reveal the magnitude and person of the Lord Jesus Christ through His many names.

    Jesus - the 'I AM'
    This course will reveal Jesus to be the 'I AM' of the Old and New Testaments, the ever present God.

    Jesus - THE Answer
    This will be a summary evaluation and discovery of the degree of reality of Jesus Christ in the life of each student.

    The Gospel
    This course will be a comprehensive evaluation of the Scriptures' portrait of the Gospel.

    Trusting God
    This course develops the students awareness of God's sovereignty over nations, nature and individuals providing a foundation of reason for why God can be trusted.

    Victorious Christian Living (VCL)
    This course will reveal an understanding of the primary reasons Christians do not live victoriously. It then provides the Biblical answers on God's design for successful and effective living.

    Bible Overview
    This course will give an overview of the Old and New Testaments - their purpose, effect and relationship to your personal life.

    Old Testament Survey
    This course will give a more in-depth study of the Old Testament overview and the purpose of each individual book of the Old Testament.

    New Testament Survey
    This course will give a more in-depth study of the New Testament overview and the purpose of each individual book of the New Testament.

    Quiet Time
    The purpose of time alone with God is to know Him, the 'Author' of the Book, not just to know the Book. This class will teach the student the foundations to an effective quiet time and give you the practical application for meaningful times of fellowship with the Lord Jesus.

    Experiencing God
    This course will help you learn when God is speaking to you. It will help you find out where God is working and allow you to join Him. It will also allow you to begin to experience Him, doing through you, what only God can do.

    Developing Your Life Purpose
    This course is designed to assist the student in discovering what God's life purpose is for all believers as well as how it applies to the student personally. The student will develop a Scriptural mindset that will guide them throughout their life, whether in ministry or secular vocation.

    Authority
    This course is a comprehensive Scriptural view of where authority comes, what it is, and what our response should be to it.

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    Psychological

    Discussion Dynamics
    This time is designed to provide each student the opportunity to experience the free exchange of ideas with other students and their instructors. These discussion times will explore how all the issues (or courses of study) relate to one's personal life experience.

    Decision Making
    This course helps the student to recognize the factors that hinder decision making. The student will learn how to make timely and sound decisions as well as being given guidance on how to accomplish the decisions that are made.

    Just Think
    This course is designed to give the student Biblical values and methods on how to think correctly.

    Speed Reading I
    This course is designed to make you proficient in reading all types of materials by increasing your reading speed and the comprehension of what you read. It will include the explanation, illustration and practice of the necessary skills.

    Time Management
    This course will equip the student with the Biblical values and tools to know how to make the most of each moment of their life.
    (Ephesians 5:15-16)

    Study Habits
    This class trains the student to develop 'habits' in retaining and organizing thoughts and to recall information when needed.

    Goals & Planning
    This course is designed to help the student develop and set their goals for all Seven Areas of Life. It will also walk the student through the process of putting together a plan of action.

    Seven Areas of Life Training (S.A.L.T.)
    This class will help you apply God's word to every area of your life using, as a foundation, the truths learned in the Victorious Christian Living Class. It will also give you a wealth of tools for sharing these truths with others.

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    Physical

    Physical Fitness I
    This course will be the understanding of the human body and it's design for physical health. It will also help each student develop a personal plan to create and maintain optimal health and physical fitness.

    Healthy Eating I
    This course is designed to teach the student the fundamentals of nutrition and healthy eating. This course will also give the student practical application including recipes for preparing cold dishes for future life use.

    Healthy Eating II
    This course is designed to teach the student the fundamentals of nutrition and healthy eating. This course will also give the student practical application including recipes for preparing hot dishes for future life use.

    Healthy Eating III
    This course is designed to teach the student the fundamentals of nutrition and healthy baking. This course will also give the student practical application including recipes on baking for future life use.

    Home Organization
    This course focuses on all the necessary elements of effective home management. This course includes basic issues of shopping, cleaning, food storage and laundry.

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    Social

    Communication Workshop
    This course will provide the necessary tools and practice for effective listening and speaking skills.

    Home Fellowship
    This course will provide the New Testament background to home fellowships, their practices, responsibilities and benefits. It will also explain and provide the tools necessary to participate in, as well as, to start and facilitate a home fellowship.

    Etiquette
    This course instructs the student on the practices and forms of social etiquette as prescribed by social convention or by authority.

    World Religions I
    This class will provide a basic understanding of the major religions of the world.

    U.S. Heritage
    This course will give an actual history of the United States' beginnings both spiritually and governmentally. It will give opportunity to re-think the issues of the separation of Church and State from both a Biblical and historical perspective.

    The History of the Church
    This course will review the history and various structures of the church. It will define what is the 'church' and it's purpose. It will also discuss what causes the church to effect society, or society to effect the church.

    The Practices of the Church
    This course will describe the forms, methods and objectives of various church body functions. This course will also take an in-depth look at the effectiveness of the early church.

    Public Speaking
    This course will provide the teaching, training and practice of effective public speaking skills. The goal will be to make each student comfortable in speaking publicly, which is considered to be one of the most fearful experiences.

    Residential Trades I
    This course provides instruction and hands-on application of the basic trades needed to build a residential structure. Areas of instruction include ground preparation, rough plumbing and cement forms.

    Residential Trades II
    This course builds upon the knowledge and experience of the Residential Trades I course and further develops the student's ability in the areas of concrete work, framing, plumbing and electrical.

    Mechanical Overview
    This course reviews and instructs the student on the basic mechanical systems found in the typical residential home as well as common tools and appliances that are found there.

    Home Maintenance I
    This course provides instruction and hands-on application for the necessary maintenance of the typical household. Areas covered include interior and exterior maintenance and repairs as well as common landscaping and grounds maintenance.

    Home Maintenance II
    This course will instruct the student on the more advanced systems found in the typical home. Systems covered will include watering, irrigation, air conditioning, and heating.

    Automotive Maintenance and Repair
    This course will equip the student to properly maintain their car through oil, filter, and fluid changes; hose, belt, and small parts replacement; as well as the repair and replacement of braking and suspension components. Time will also be spent instructing the student in negotiations and oversight of any professional automotive services.

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    Financial

    Finances - God's View
    This course explains the Biblical perspective of earning, spending, debt liquidation, attitudes about wealth and habits that develop wealth. It will provide all the materials, forms and tools to make it possible to fulfill God's financial plan.

    Personal Finances
    This course reviews the basics of budgeting, maintaining and balancing a checkbook, estate planning and monitoring progress towards the student's own financial goals. It will include all of the steps of setting up and managing their own personal financial affairs.

    Financial Independence
    This course explains the principles and provides the necessary ingredients to help the student establish and multiply wealth.

    Basic Personal Computing
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the uses and benefits of current technology in both a personal and academic environment. A basic understanding will be covered of both computer hardware and software.

    Intermediate Personal Computing
    This course will review various types of software and their applications. These programs will be evaluated for personal as well as business use.

    Advanced Personal Computing
    This course is designed to give a student the understanding and skills to effectively start, build and run an Internet business. It will also give the student the knowledge and the resources to assist in the development of a traditional business.

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    Marital

    (These courses are taught during the second year)

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    Parental

    (These courses are taught during the third year)

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    Practical Application

    Apprenticeship/Discipleship
    Discipleship time is spent with the Student's discipler, helping the student to integrate the Reality College teachings into practical life experience. Apprenticeship time is spent with mentors to help the student develop a variety of skills and trades.

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