Nervous about jumping right into college? Don’t be! Bridge programs give new college students extra help in their first semester.

What’s available

Bridge programs may vary from year to year, but these three are always on.

students working with sheet metal

Apprenticeship Bridge

We work with WRTP | BIG STEP to get you ready for the multi-craft core curriculum (MC3).

  • Get connected with Madison College resources
  • Boost skills and career readiness
  • Earn a nationally recognized credential


chemistry students in lab

Chemistry/Math Bridge

Get a jump on the requirements for a health or vet tech program.

  • Complete your math and chemistry prerequisites in as little as one semester
  • Start your program up to a year earlier
  • Focus on classes you need for a health career

Contact: Jose Luna

nursing students practicing with a mannequin

Caminos Nursing Assistant Bridge

A partnership with Centro Hispano. Participants receive a scholarship and ESL support.

  • Exploration of health careers
  • Connections to employers
  • Digital and financial literacy

Contact: Monica G. Caldwell

What you’ll need

  1. A course placement test (ACT, ACCUPLACER Next Gen or specific High School GPA ranges
  2. A meeting with a transition specialist
Contact the School of Academic Advancement

Madison Goodman South Campus, 133

2429 Perry St
Madison, WI 53713


  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
  • Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Se habla Español.