Health Bridge Programs
Want to enter or advance in the health care field? The Health Bridge programs will prepare you for studies in order to take that step.
Building from what you may already know about health care, illness and society, you will read and discuss autobiographies, poetry, academic writings and other literature to explore some of today’s key health issues, particularly in medical ethics and cultural competence.
The Health Bridge programs will help:
• strengthen your reading, writing and critical thinking skills
• upgrade your knowledge of math up to the college algebra level
• provide you with a range of strategies for becoming a successful student, including time management, test taking skills, study techniques and computer literacy
(All Health Bridge programs include group and individual recruitment, assessment, orientation, advisement, tutoring, mentoring, student success workshops and case management).
Bridge to Allied Health Careers (BAHC)
Provides training in EKG and phlebotomy, culminating in national certification.
Bridge to Patient Care Technician (BPCT)
Furthers training and responsibility for Certified Nurse Aides, and helps prepare for the national certification exam. Includes:
• EKG and Phlebotomy training
• legal issues and medical ethics
• infection control
• anatomy and physiology
• medical terminology
Disability Studies Certificate (DSC)
Provides paraprofessionals and related workers serving developmentally and physically disabled adults and children with a deeper understanding of the challenges and issues affecting individuals with whom they work, as well as a set of skills with which to most effectively respond to these issues in order to improve the quality of care they deliver.
This12-credit certificate program combines reading, writing and critical thinking skills with four credit-bearing courses (Psychology, Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Management and Residential Services).