Adult Education Bridge Programs

Prepare for the GED test or build up basic skills while also earning free college credit in our bridge and transition programs. 

Health Care Bridge Program
In this program, students work to prepare for the GED exam and/or career readiness while also earning a Basic Nurse Assistant Training Certificate of Achievement to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Students spend eight weeks in a GED/basic skills course and an additional eight weeks in the CNA course. There is no tuition cost for this program, but other fees and charges may apply. 

Manufacturing Bridge Program
In this program, students work to prepare for the GED exam and/or career readiness while also completing the college's MTT 100 - Safety Principles course. This course is a gateway to the college's manufacturing programs and can lead to an OSHA 10-hour card, which helps when looking for a job. Students spend eight weeks in a GED/basic skills course and about a month in the Safety Principles course at the Aurora Campus. There is no tuition cost for this program, but other fees and charges may apply. 

GED Enhanced
This program prepares students to complete their GED exams and to successfully transition into college credit courses.  The course is divided into two eight-week sessions and includes academic, career, college, and personal preparation. There is no cost for the program and completers receive a tuition waiver to take Waubonsee's PDV100 College Study Strategies course. 

Enrolling in a Bridge Course or GED Enhanced
To be eligible, students must demonstrate a minimum of ninth-grade reading and sixth-grade math ability on the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE). Students interested in a Bridge program must also meet with a Transition Advisor to determine eligibility. 

Contact a Transition Advisor now to get started.  

  • Health Care Bridge: Paul Piraino (630) 801-7900 ext. 4661
  • Manufacturing Bridge: Kim Shamsi  (630) 801-7900 ext. 4244
  • GED Enhanced: Aili Wachtel  (630) 801-7900 ext. 4673

Contact

For more information or to apply, call Adult Education at (630) 801-7900

Health Care Bridge: ext. 4661 or ppiraino@waubonsee.edu

Manufacturing Bridge: ext. 4244 or kshamsi@waubonsee.edu

GED Enhanced: ext. 4673 or awachtel@waubonsee.edu