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- For the college in Fremont, Nebraska, see Midland University
|Motto||An Innovator in Professional Education|
|Chairman||Frank E. Baxter|
|Location||Cerritos, CA, U.S.|
|Campus||Campuses in Cerritos and Los Angeles, online programs also available|
Fremont College is a for-profit college that provides educational opportunities for working adults. The college is based in Cerritos, California with a second campus in Los Angeles, California, and a virtual campus online. Fremont offers professional degree programs in the following fields: Multimedia Design, Business, Legal Studies, and Healthcare. The school's intensive bachelor's degree program is part of a degree completion program that spans 15 months. The associate degree program also spans 15 months. The college is owned by Fremont Private Investments.
Fremont College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) to award Bachelor of Arts degrees (BA), Associate of Arts degrees (AA), Associate of Science degrees (AS), and Diplomas. In 2012, Fremont College was recognized as a School of Distinction by the ACCSC for delivering quality educational programs to students. Its paralegal studies program is approved by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegal Education. Currently, Fremont College is one of only 28 ABA-approved paralegal schools in California.
Professional Action Learning (PAL)
Fremont College’s teaching methodology is based on research conducted by Dr. Sabrina Kay during her studies at USC and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The teaching methodology, referred to as Professional Action Learning (PAL), attempts to teach students using a variety of instructional techniques beyond standard textbooks and exams. PAL is designed to make use of the operating concepts behind the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and action learning methods to determine students’ learning strengths and actively engage students in the learning process. The methodology involves guest speakers, videos, hands-on skills practice, group discussion, questions, dialogue, and student presentations.
PAL involves a six-step process:
1) Content delivery via lectures, textbooks, anecdotes, and current events.
2) Questioning dialogue based on class content.
3) Group discussion: students collaborate in small groups on topics and projects.
4) Teachback, in which students take different roles and present group project results.
5) Final reflective summary: students complete journals, exams, and papers.
6) Students’ work becomes a part of the school’s learning archive and becomes future content.
The College also follows the immersion education philosophy, where students focus on a single course at a time in order to focus on the subject matter before moving on to the next topic.
Fremont’s curriculum is regularly reviewed by its advisory board.
Colleges and Programs
Fremont College offers degree programs through four colleges: College of Multimedia Design, College of Business, College of Legal Studies, and College of Healthcare. Online degree programs are available in Multimedia Design and Business Leadership.
College of Multimedia Design
The Multimedia Design College at Fremont College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Multimedia Design. Coursework in the Multimedia Design program focuses on web design, graphic design, video editing, marketing, and advertising. The Multimedia Design degree program takes 15 months to complete and is offered 100% online.
College of Business
The College of Business at Fremont College offers a Business Leadership degree that can be earned through an online degree program. It takes 15 months to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Leadership as part of a degree completion program that allows students to apply previous college credits toward a bachelor's degree.
College of Legal Studies
An Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies is available through the College of Legal Studies at Fremont College. Fremont's Paralegal degree program is approved by the ABA (American Bar Association) and takes 15 months to complete.
College of Healthcare
The College of Healthcare at Fremont College offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Associate of Science in Healthcare Information Technology, Associate of Science in Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy, and Diploma in Massage Therapy.
Coursework in the Healthcare Management program includes Quality Management and Patient Safety, Information Technology in Healthcare, Strategic Planning, Managed Care and Healthcare Policies, Global Health, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Long-Term Care and Issues of Aging and Disability, and Human Resources Management. The Healthcare Management program is part of a degree completion program that allows students to apply previous college credits toward a bachelor's degree that takes 15 months to complete.
The Healthcare Information Technology program provides training in Healthcare Data Content Structure, ICD-10 CM, Medical Insurance and Billing, Medical Terminology, Computer Software Applications in Healthcare, Intermediate and Advanced CPT/HCPCS, Medical Office Management, Medical Office Applications, Medical Office Principles and Processes, Health and Pathophysiology, and Healthcare Information Systems. The Healthcare Information Technology degree program takes 15 months to complete.
Coursework in the Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy program focuses on Advanced Biomechanics and Assessment, Applications of Sports Therapy, Personal Training, Massage Therapy Techniques, Anatomy and Physiology, Systems of Control, Swedish Massage Techniques, Somatic Tissues and Biomechanics, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports and Specialized Massage, Eastern Theory and Practice, and Therapeutic Exercise and Procedures. The Sports and Rehabilitation Therapy program takes 15 months to complete.
The Massage Therapy diploma program provides instruction in Massage Therapy Techniques, Anatomy and Physiology, Systems of Control, Swedish Massage Techniques, Somatic Tissues and Biomechanics, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports and Specialized Massage, Eastern Theory and Practice, and Therapeutic Exercise and Procedures. The Massage Therapy program takes nine months to complete.
GED Exam Preparation
Fremont College offers online GED preparation courses to prospective students who need to pass the GED exam before enrolling in a degree program.
The school traces its origins to the founding of Platt College in 1879 in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1879 as one of the first business schools west of the Mississippi. The Southern California branch campus was established in 1986. The college's current Chancellor and CEO, Sabrina Kay, assumed leadership in 2007. Under Dr. Kay's direction, Fremont College adopted the framework of Work-Based Learning Leadership taught at The Wharton School. The teaching methodology referred to as Professional Action Learning (PAL) was also implemented under the new leadership.
- Fremont College
- Fremont College Holds Its Largest Graduation And Commencement To Date
- Fremont College Launches Scholarship Program to Help Students Fast Track Their Careers in a Competitive Job Market
- Fremont College Teams up with America’s Top Corporate Brands to Launch an Exciting New Education and Career Training Program
- Fremont College CEO Dr. Sabrina Kay Honored by Governor Schwarzenegger at ASAS-LA Reaching for the Stars Gala
- Fremont College Chancellor Dr. Sabrina Kay Honored By International Medical Corps At 25th Anniversary Gala
- "Fremont College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)".
- "Fremont College receives 2012 School of Distinction Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)".
- Approved Paralegal Education Programs, American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Paralegals. Retrieved January 30, 2010.
- "Fremont College is one of only 28 ABA-approved paralegal schools in California".
- "Fremont College's Advisory Board Members".