Bridge Programs

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Bridge programs at Madison College can help you make a successful transition to college, while helping you refresh your skills for degree programs. Students in bridge programs complete the same required program coursework while receiving extra support in these pathway options.

The requirements for bridge programs include, but are not limited to:

• Taking the Course Placement Test
• Meeting with a transition specialist

Contact us with questions or fill out our interest form today to learn more about our bridge programs.

  • Apprenticeship Bridge

    Madison College partners with WRTP | BIG STEP to provide an apprenticeship readiness training to help students prepare for and succeed in the nationally recognized multi-craft core curriculum (MC3).  Upon completion of the MC3 curriculum, students will receive a nationally recognized credential that is recognized by the trades.


    Free Bridge Class will help you:

    • Boost basic skills and career readiness
    • Get ready for an apprenticeship training
    • Transition into a better paying job* or more training
    • Get connected with Madison College resources


    Alex Fernandez


  • Chemistry/Math Bridge

    The Chemistry/Math Bridge program at Madison College will give you a jump start on your health or vet tech program algebra and chemistry prerequisites. This Bridge program allows students to complete the chemistry and algebra prerequisite in one semester:

    • Applied Math for Chemistry (77854756)
    • General Chemistry (10806134)

    Students who do not meet the math requirements for a traditional General Chemistry 134 class co-enroll in Applied Math for Chemistry class, and the related General Chemistry 134 Bridge section.

    The Chemistry/Math Bridge program helps you: 

    • Start your program faster. Bridge students start their program up to a year earlier than traditional students.
    • Get extra support in chemistry and math courses.
    • Take classes that are specific to health topics and relevant to your future classes and career.

    Qualified Bridge students will have completed one of the following:

    Math Prerequisite:

    • COMPASS score Pre-Algebra 42-99 or
    • COMPASS score Algebra 1-29 or
    • ACCP score Arithmetic 76-120 or
    • ACT Math score 17-19 or
    • the completion of Basic Algebra (74854793) or CAM Math Arith/Pre-Algebra (74854711) with a C or better 

    Reading Prerequisite: ACT Read 18+ or COMP Read 80+ or ACCP Read 80+

    Upon completion, you may choose to pursue studies in:

    • Associate Degree Nursing (R.N.)
    • Dental Assistant
    • Dental Hygienist
    • Medical Assistant
    • Medical Lab Technician
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Radiography
    • Respiratory Therapist
    • Surgical Technologist
    • Therapeutic Massage
    • Veterinary Technician


    Jose Luna



  • Caminos Nursing Assistant Bridge Program

    Madison College partners with Centro Hispano to offer the Caminos Nursing Assistant Program. Participants will receive a scholarship ,case management support and an ELL-supported Nursing Assistant class at Madison College. 


    As a participant in the Caminos Nursing assistant program, you will also receive the following services:

    • Job Readiness (resume, cover letter, and interview skills)
    • Connections to employers
    • Career Exploration in the health care sector
    • Digital literacy and financial literacy
    • Professional development
    • Civic engagement


    For more information, please contact: 
    Monica G. Caldwell