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Community College Bridge Programs

Bridge programs, offered by many community colleges, prepare adult students for college by helping them acquire the necessary academic skills for a successful college experience.

As a military spouse who relocates every few years, you may have had to put your education on hold. But now you have a chance to go back to school. Since it may have been awhile since you were in an academic setting, you may be concerned that you need to improve some basic skills before going back to school. Bridge programs, offered by many community colleges, may be able to help you brush up on your academic skills and prepare you for enrollment in a college-level occupational program.

Bridge programs are designed specifically to help adult students prepare for college-level study. They help you identify career and education goals and develop skills you need to succeed in a postsecondary education program and ultimately in a great job or career. 

Programs combine basic skill instruction in reading, math, writing and English language with occupational content, employment skills and college success strategies. Some programs may even allow you to earn college credit and certificates. 

Explore bridge programs offered through your local community college by visiting their website. For other ideas and suggestions about your education or career options, speak with a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on the MySECO website.

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