The College Bridging program is designed to provide a basis for subsequent college programs of study so you can pursue rewarding work and gain personal growth. Specifically, the program is a preparatory certificate that can serve as a refresher if you have been out of school for some time, or it can be a way to improve your competencies and proficiency in reading comprehension, writing, math, research, scientific experimentation, study skills, time management, and critical thinking. Necessary components for your student success are incorporated within the program and include cultural supports, relevant materials, and community participation. Along with career and computer courses, you will be offered personal development instruction in areas such as health and wellness, nutrition, stress management, healthy relationships, self-determination, and active lifestyle. This shared focus – academic and personal skills development – forms a solid foundation year and a pathway to enrolling in other college programs. In fact, on completion of the College Bridging certificate, you may receive credit for several courses that are transferable to the Comprehensive Arts & Science (CAS) Transition program. These include:
- Computer Applications I
- Career Exploration
- Indigenous History of Newfoundland & Labrador
- Indigenous Arts & Culture
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Upon successful completion of this program graduates will be able to:
- Apply the necessary academic skills and foundational knowledge to succeed in college-level coursework, including critical thinking, writing, and study skills.
- Develop self-confidence through positive feedback, support, and encouragement.
- Adjust to college culture, including norms, expectations, and resources available.
- Create opportunities for personal growth, including leadership development, goal setting, and self-reflection.
- Connect with peers, faculty, and staff, building a supportive community that can aid in their academic success.
- Set and achieve academic and personal goals, ensuring that they are well-prepared for their college experience.
- Improve fundamental employability skills to enhance employment opportunities.
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet the following criteria:
1. High School Graduation, or equivalent; OR
2. Students must be at least 19 years of age at the commencement date of the program, and have a minimum of Grade 9 completion, or equivalent.
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, are 19 years at the time of application, and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student requirements; for more information regarding Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.