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

2 hrs. (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.

BRDGE 082: MANUFACTURING BRIDGE - ABE

3 hrs. (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 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 be enrolled in BRDGE 081 to 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.

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

2 hrs. (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.

BRDGE 092: MANUFACTURING BRIDGE - ASE

3 hrs. (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 be enrolled in BRDGE 081 to 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.