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Waubonsee Offers Career Bridge Program to GED Students

Thanks to a new bridge program at Waubonsee Community College, students can prepare for their GED test while also earning a career certificate in health care or manufacturing.

The tuition-free bridge program is 16 weeks long. Students on the health care track attend courses on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Aurora Campus, spending the morning on GED prep coursework and the afternoon on coursework to become a certified nurse assistant (CNA). Students on the manufacturing track attend classes Tuesday through Thursday at the Sugar Grove Campus, preparing for the GED while also working to earn the Basic Industrial Maintenance Certificate of Achievement.

“The idea is that, once students complete the program, they’re ready to both take the GED test and get a job,” said Alyson Gaspar, Adult Education Special Programs Manager.

Students should apply now for classes starting Aug. 19. To be eligible, students must demonstrate ninth-grade reading and math levels on the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) and participate in an interview process. 

To apply or for more information, call an Adult Education Transition Advisor at (630) 801-7900, ext. 4661 or ext. 4244 or visit our bridge program Web page.  

Waubonsee’s bridge program is funded by a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.