Frequently Asked Questions
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How much time do I need to spend each week in the course?
The classes in FTTA-OL require a minimum of one hour per day and typically can take as many as 10 to 15 hours per week. FTTA-OL classes are asynchronous; that is, you do not have to be online when your fellow-learners are online or at particular times during the week. You can work on the lessons and do the assignments any time, day or night, according to your schedule, as long as they are submitted by the required deadlines. But in order to succeed, you should plan to be online at least one hour per day.
Is the FTTA-OL program available in different languages?
Currently, the FTTA-OL program is only available in English. Other
languages are being considered and could be added in the future. Please
check back from time to time for details.
Is there any age requirement to take a course?
Because FTTA Online is a training with similar demands as the Full-time Training in Anaheim, we require that all learners be at least 18 years old. This and other program requirements can be viewed here: https://onlineftta.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=3473.
What are the courses like?
The courses are eight weeks long, with each week covering a different
section of material. You can take a look at a sample week here: https://onlineftta.org/course/view.php?id=78&78=1.
What are the requirements for participating in the FTTA-OL program?
There are both personal and technical requirements. You can see a list of program requirements here: https://onlineftta.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=3473.
What courses should I take?
All learners are required to take The Word of God (1) class as their first course in the program. Other than that, unless a course has a prerequisite, you are free to choose any course you are interested in. You can start in any term (there are five terms per year), and you do not have to take courses in consecutive terms. You are welcome to sit out for as long as you like and return at any time.
What if I fail a course?
A learner who fails a course is required to retake that particular course and pass it in order to continue taking other FTTA-OL courses. However, due to the schedule of course offerings, the failed course may not be offered again immediately. In this case, the learner has the option to take other courses that are being offered while waiting for the failed course to be offered again. But when the failed course is offered again, the learner MUST retake it. If for any reason, the learner does not retake and pass the failed course the next time it is offered, he or she will not be permitted to take any other courses until he or she has taken and passed the failed course. Additionally, if the learner is waiting to retake a failed course and fails a different course, he or she will not be allowed to take any more courses until BOTH courses have been retaken and passed. This could require the learner to wait a period of time (without taking any classes) before the courses are offered again.
For example: I take the Body of Christ (1) course this term and fail it. In the next term this course is not being offered. Because of this, I can take any other course that is offered. I can continue to take any other courses that are offered as long as the Body of Christ (1) course is not offered. However, the next term that the Body of Christ (1) course is offered, I MUST retake it and pass. If for any reason I do not take the Body of Christ (1) course during the next term that it is offered, I can no longer take other courses until I retake the Body of Christ (1) course and pass it. If I fail another course while waiting for the Body of Christ (1) course to be offered, then I can no longer take any courses until both courses have been retaken and passed.
What is UTC?
UTC is "Universal Time Coodine," or "Coordinated Universal Time." It is a time zone.
What timezone should I select?
Because UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) does not take daylight saving time into account, we suggest that learners select a city which they know to be in their timezone. Cities are located in the top portion of the timezone drop-down menu and are arranged by continent/city. For example, if you live in Anaheim, you could select America/Los_Angeles. (On occasion the city may also be listed as continent/country/city or continent/state/city.) If you need any help selecting a timezone, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.