Rays Online College Courses offers courses for students who need English language skills for a wide variety of purposes: preparing for TOEFL/IELTS examinations, transferring into a Western university, teaching basic English, working in a call-centre, or transcribing medical instructions. Students normally take two courses at a time, over a nine-week term. There are 5 terms in a year so that in two years the student has completed 20 courses. Each course is equivalent to a 3-credit American course. The Associate Degree, therefore, comprises 60 credits. Courses offered to begin 04 January 2016 are English listening, English writing, The Internet, and Critical Thinking and Logic. A full list of courses is available on request. Teachers are of first-language quality, with years of international teaching experience and higher degrees.