LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Student-Centered Learning

Foundry College meets students where they are. Classwork is designed to be approached at different levels so that all students are appropriately challenged—never overwhelmed or bored. Every student can also receive individual support to ensure they’re prepared to succeed at Foundry and to continue learning throughout their career.

Learning at Foundry College

The Foundry College Associate’s Degree in Business Management program offers an effective, manageable, and supportive learning experience designed specifically for working adults.

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Effective

Our teaching approach incorporates the latest research on how students learn

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Manageable

All learning takes place online, during class time; there is no required prep work or homework

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Supportive

Coaches, tutors, and community members provide extensive academic and emotional support.

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Active Learning

All Foundry College classes are taught online in real time. Every class combines instructor-led lectures with small group active learning sessions, using methods backed by science of learning research to help students process information, build associations, and put new skills and knowledge into immediate practice.

Competency-Based Learning

Foundry College courses are competency-based, which means students must demonstrate that they understand and can apply every key concept and skill in the course. Students build intentionally from specific to general competencies, making clear progress in every class, and engage in continuous “spaced practice”—recalling and applying material from earlier classes—to ensure that new knowledge is effectively integrated and retained.

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Contained Classroom

Foundry College contains all learning in the online classroom environment. Students attend two 90-minute class sessions per week per course, and are not required to complete any pre-class preparation or post-class homework.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the process of learning through application and reflection, and is widely recognized as an extremely effective approach to building new skills. Foundry College students have a variety of opportunities to practice, apply, and reflect on what they are learning, both in the classroom and in real-world situations.

In the Classroom

During small group sessions, students reflect on material covered in lectures and relate it to hands-on activities

 On the Job / Internship

Students apply what they’ve learned in class to their their current job or internship, reinforcing the material and adapting it to their unique situations

Student Support

Foundry College wants all of our students to succeed, so we’ve created student support services geared toward working adults.

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Personal Coach

Free one-on-one coaching sessions every two weeks

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Free Tutoring

Free tutoring for students who need extra academic support

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Supportive Community

Opportunities to interact with faculty and peers