Academic Catalog

Non-Credit: Bridge to College Level English

Program Description

The Certificate of Competency in Bridge to College Level English prepares students to be successful within the English discipline as well as in courses across the disciplines that demand critical reading, writing and thinking. The core course provides a foundation upon which students build as they transition into their transfer-level English courses, and the ongoing corequisite support courses encourage students to more readily complete the first-year requirements supported by the state's funding formula. Students will be exposed to college readiness skills courses for reading and writing at a college level, with significant focus on developing self-advocacy, agency, metacognitive awareness, and study skills, as well as reading and writing strategies to successfully complete assignments required in transfer-level courses.

Learn more about the program on the English website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be prepared to take degree-applicable credit coursework in pursuit of an associate degree or transfer.
  • Students will build college readiness skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary to be successful in courses across the disciplines.
  • Students will develop metacognitive awareness of student success strategies for reading, writing, critical thinking and academic progress.
  • Students will feel confident to seek assistance in and out of class as needed to self-advocate.
  • Students will be able to identify campus resources to promote their academic success.
  • Students will gain equal access to degree-applicable courses without barriers resulting from economic, national, or cultural status.

Award Type(s)

  • CY = Certificate of Competency

Hours Required

  • Certificate(s): 84-132

Certificate Requirements

Bridge to College Level English Certificate of Competency

  • Hours: 84-132 [Non-Transcriptable]
NCEN 400ENGLISH BRIDGE60
or NCEL 400 BRIDGE TO COLLEGE
And one of the following Support Course options:24-72
BRIDGE TO TRANSFER ENGLISH
CRITICAL THINKING: STUDENT-MANAGED PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
and CRITICAL THINKING: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT & PUBLICATION 1
TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE ESL PART I
and TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE ESL PART II 1
Total Hours84-132