The BRIDGES Center

Building Readiness, Inspiring Dreams, Gaining Educational Success

The BRIDGES Center provides language skills training, support and advocacy services to English language learners pursuing healthcare, advanced manufacturing or aerospace careers. The Center works closely with other resources on campus and in the community to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in the various campus programs and to enter the workforce as skilled, culturally competent employees.

Helping Students

The BRIDGES Center provides the following free services:

  • Classes on English communication, U.S. culture, pronunciation and advanced grammar
  • Pronunciation and grammar computer lab (no appointment necessary)
  • Lending library with materials specific to English language learners
  • Drop-in appointments
  • Guest speakers from the campus and great community
  • Support and advocacy to help students access the various on-campus student support services and off-campus community resources

The Center partners with and refers students to the following on-campus resources:  

Financial Aid  Outreach, Diversity and Equity Center 
Tutoring Center  Enrollment Services 
Counseling and Career Services  Testing Center