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An Associate’s Degree for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Foundry College students complete an innovative, hands-on curriculum designed to help them master the future-proof skills and knowledge that are in highest demand by employers—and earn an Associate’s Degree in Business Management online.

A Program Designed for Working Adults

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Foundry College students progress through the curriculum at their own pace, taking between one and three courses per trimester. We offer each course several times per day to help students organize their education around their lives (not vice versa), and all learning takes place in the live online classroom — there’s no required pre-work or homework.

What We Teach

Practical Training Integrated into a Broad Education

The Foundry College program is designed to help working adults continually adapt as the labor market changes. We focus on teaching practical skills that are unlikely to be supplanted by automation in the foreseeable future, while simultaneously building versatile, machine-resistant core competencies to expand our students’ long-term options.

Specifically, we teach:

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Adaptation

Our curriculum targets the particular skills and knowledge working adults need to adapt to changes in the labor market.

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High-Demand Competencies

We help students become better critical thinkers, problem solvers, and communicators; to organize their work; and to collaborate effectively.

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Job-Relevant Skills

We collaborate with employers to ensure that the skills and knowledge we teach align with current and future hiring gaps.

Learning Through Mastery

Foundry College’s curriculum comprises four stages, with each stage building upon the previous stages. Students are expected to master the material in each stage before moving on, ensuring that every student graduates with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to excel at their current or future job.

STAGE I

Foundational Courses

Learn how to communicate clearly, analyze critically, and solve problems efficiently

STAGE II

Key Job Skills

Develop soft skills, learn how to work well in teams, and understand how to adapt as the labor force changes

STAGE III

Business Management Major Courses

Build essential practical skills to prepare for success in a middle-skills management job

STAGE IV

Business Management Tracks

Choose one of three future-proof career tracks, and develop specific high-demand skills and knowledge to take advantage of future-proof job opportunities

Experiential Learning

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Hands-On Activities

In every class, students reinforce what they’ve learned during lectures by applying new knowledge and skills in small group exercises.

Real-World Case Studies

Students learn from industry- specific case studies and  discuss possible applications of course content in their current job or Foundry internship.

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Stay Relevant with Booster Courses

 

Foundry College graduates can take twice-yearly booster courses to update their skills and knowledge and stay current as the job market changes.

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