i. Fremont History
“Anyone with focus, discipline, and desire to excel deserves a world-class education and a greater life.”
Fremont College traces its roots to Platt College’s founding in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1879, and the establishment of the Southern California branch campus 1986. The most significant evolution of the College started when its third CEO, Dr. Sabrina Kay, assumed leadership in 2007. Fremont College became an innovative center adopting the framework of Work-Based Learning Leadership at the Wharton School and Dr. Kay’s thesis on improved learning through practice and collaboration.
Dr. Kay spent six years on research that provided the foundation for Professional Action Learning®, which combines an understanding of human motivation, learning styles, and thinking patterns to create an instructional framework that improves student engagement and the experience. Fremont College’s new logo represents her synthesis of three institutions and their colors: University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, and the University of Southern California.
Fremont College’s employers, faculty, and staff believe that anyone who is committed to hard work and has a desire to change their life for the better deserves access to a world-class education.
An impressive group of CEOs joined Fremont College’s Advisory Board and Board of Governors to share their vision and insight to ensure that the curriculum stays relevant to today’s dynamic workplace. Fremont College’s implementation of technology and its aspiration to perfect the most effective learning model makes the students’ college experience intense, challenging, and fun.
By combining the best techniques from multiple institutions and theories, Fremont College strives to be an innovator in professional education. Fremont College has grown in size, quality, and innovation, and new chapters are being written every day by Fremont College’s employers, alumni, students, faculty, and remarkable advisory board as they become a part of the Fremont College story.
ii. Mission and Guiding Principles
Our mission is to close the gap between the traditional classroom
and the 21st-century workplace by providing an effective educational
experience based on research and innovative instructional methods.
TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION, OUR OBJECTIVES ARE:
· Implement a collaborative learning model to engage diverse learners
· Promote research, entrepreneurship, and technology innovation
· Stay relevant to our corporate partners’ learning needs
· Empower our graduates to contribute to the community
· Continuously improve our instructional methods to integrate andragogy and engage students with the structure of learning experience
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
· We passionately commit to the success of our students.
· We execute with the fierce urgency of now.
· If we fail, we recover quickly and cheaply.
· We consistently ask intelligent and relevant questions.
· We think critically before we proceed.
· We maximize value by making informed decisions.
· We embrace positive change.
· We always do our best to be the best.
· We strive to improve the world through education.
iii. Accreditation and Approvals
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· Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Recognized as a 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 School of Distinction, and a 2013-2014 School of Excellence.
· Approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
· The Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association. As of September 2016, there are only 29 such programs in the State of California.
· The Sports Rehabilitation Therapy and Massage Therapy programs are approved by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC).
· Qualified to participate in Federal Financial Aid Programs, which provide grants and loans to eligible students.
· Fremont College is approved by the California State Approving Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.
· Fremont College has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School® by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
· Approved to provide I-20 student visas to international students in accordance with the International Student and Exchange Visitors Program.