BRIDGE COURSES (BRDGE)

BRDGE 081 - BRIDGE TRANSITIONS: CAREER AND POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION - ABE

Prerequisite: Reading level of 7.0 - 8.9 on a standardized reading test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College and department approval. This course helps students examine the components of career choice, acquire the skills necessary to obtain employment and succeed in the workplace, and learn how to navigate college services and processes. It is generally offered in conjunction with a contextualized basic skills bridge course and BRDGE 080.

2 Credit Hours (ABE) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 2

BRDGE 082 - MANUFACTURING BRIDGE - ABE

Prerequisite: Reading level of 6.0 - 8.9 on a standardized reading test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College and department approval. This course is designed to provide reading, writing, and math skills instruction using resources and materials related to manufacturing. Students will gain occupational knowledge and skills and be introduced to key concepts and terminology. They will develop the personal, academic, and computer skills needed for study and work in this career pathway. This course does not provide training in a manufacturing-specific occupation. Students will also refine their career goals and research specific interests, as well as receive services to assist with the transition to post-secondary education and/or a career in manufacturing.

3 Credit Hours (ABE) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

BRDGE 083 - HEALTHCARE BRIDGE - ABE

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Reading level of 6.0 – 8.9 on a standardized reading test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College and department approval. This course is designed to provide reading, writing, and math skills instruction using resources and materials related to healthcare. Students will gain occupational knowledge and skills and be introduced to key concepts and terminology. They will develop the personal, academic, and computer skills needed for study and work in this career pathway. This course does not provide training in a healthcare-specific occupation. Students will also refine their career goals and research specific interests, as well as receive services to assist with the transition to post-secondary education and/or a career in healthcare.

3 Credit Hours (ABE) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

BRDGE 084 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BRIDGE

Prerequisite: Reading level of 6.0 - 8.9 on a standardized reading test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board, or the College and department approval. This course is designed to provide reading, writing, and math skills instruction using resources and materials related to information technology (IT). Students will gain occupational knowledge and skills and be introduced to key concepts and terminology. They will develop the personal, academic, and computer skills needed for study and work in this career pathway. This course does not provide training in a IT-specific occupation. Students will also refine their career goals and research specific interests, as well as receive services to assist with the transition to pre-apprenticeship and/or post-secondary education.

3 Credit Hours (ABE) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

BRDGE 091 - BRIDGE TRANSITIONS: CAREER AND POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION - ASE

Prerequisite: Reading level of 9.0 or higher on a standardized reading test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College and department approval. This course helps students examine the components of career choice, acquire the skills necessary to obtain employment and succeed in the workplace, and learn how to navigate college services and processes. It is generally offered in conjunction with a contextualized basic skills bridge course and BRDGE 090.

2 Credit Hours (ASE) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 2

BRDGE 092 - MANUFACTURING BRIDGE - ASE

Prerequisite: Reading level of 9.0 or higher on a standardized reading test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College and department approval. This course is designed to provide reading, writing, and math skills instruction using resources and materials related to manufacturing. Students will gain occupational knowledge and skills and be introduced to key concepts and terminology. They will develop the personal, academic, and computer skills needed for study and work in this career pathway. This course does not provide training in a manufacturing-specific occupation. Students will also refine their career goals and research specific interests, as well as receive services to assist with the transition to post-secondary education and/or a career in manufacturing.

3 Credit Hours (ASE) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

BRDGE 093 - HEALTHCARE BRIDGE - ASE

Prerequisite: Reading level of 9.0 or higher on a standardized reading test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board or the College and department approval. This course is designed to provide reading, writing, and math skills instruction using resources and materials related to healthcare. Students will gain occupational knowledge and skills and be introduced to key concepts and terminology. They will develop the personal, academic, and computer skills needed for study and work in this career pathway. This course does not provide training in a healthcare-specific occupation. Students will also refine their career goals and research specific interests, as well as receive services to assist with the transition to post-secondary education and/or a career in healthcare.

3 Credit Hours (ASE) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

BRDGE 094 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BRIDGE

Prerequisite: Reading level of 9.0-12 on a standardized reading test accepted by the Illinois Community College Board, or the College and department approval. This course is designed to provide reading, writing, and math skills instruction using resources and materials related to information technology (IT). Students will gain occupational knowledge and skills and be introduced to key concepts and terminology. They will develop the personal, academic, and computer skills needed for study and work in this career pathway. This course does not provide training in a IT-specific occupation. Students will also refine their career goals and research specific interests, as well as receive services to assist with the transition to pre-apprenticeship and/or post-secondary education.

3 Credit Hours (ASE) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0