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Fremont Area Center

If these walls could talk…they would tell the tales of junior high students walking from class to class, dreaming of the future that would soon be theirs. They would tell the tales of Metropolitan Community College (MCC) students working to become certified nursing assistants or completing general education courses to start their degrees.
These walls — the very same walls — stand today as a center of learning at the heart of Fremont.

fremontAs part of fulfilling its mission in the four-county service area, MCC opened the
Fremont Area Center in 1986. This center immediately improved access to a range of educational opportunities for Dodge County residents, including general education
degrees, certificate programs, associate and undergraduate degrees. Over the past five years, the Fremont Area Center has experienced some of the most rapid student growth of all College centers. To respond to that growth and better meet community needs, MCC expanded the Center by moving to downtown Fremont, restoring and renovating an historic gem of the community, the former junior high building.

After carefully renovating the space to honor its past, the Fremont Area Center opened with a full array of credit and non-credit classes, with the majority of classes being transferrable to four year institutions. The Fremont Area Center also provides vital services to the community such as Adult Basic Education courses, GED testing, Certified Nursing Assistant training and English-as-a-Second Language instruction.

Despite the recent expansion and optimized class scheduling, the availability of instructional space remains a serious challenge in the three-story Center. Preliminary plans have been developed to refurbish and remodel the vacant third-floor to address local workforce needs. First, the Center would prioritize health occupation training, by adding labs and instructional space for emergency medical services, long-term health care, medication aide and paramedic training. Plans also address the burgeoning technology infrastructure in Dodge County, by adding a dynamic computer lab and data warehousing center for small businesses in the Fremont area, which would provide hands-on, real-world learning opportunities for information technology students.

Your support would help furnish and equip the new hands-on technology laboratory or the health sciences laboratory space that is so critical for the future growth of the healthcare profession in the Fremont area.
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