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Healthcare Bridge Semester 2

Career Field:  Healthcare

Adult Career Pathway:  Healthcare Careers (general)

Type:  Bridge

Prepares students for:  Attainment of NRS levels 5 & 6 in reading, social studies, science, writing, language, listening and speaking; college-level reading; success on the HSE/GED exam and on the college entrance exam

Target Student Population:  ASE and ESL students with TABE reading and math scores of 9.0-12.9; ESL students who score into the Advanced ESL level or Exit Criteria on the CASAS

Access Curriculum: Go to https://womenemployed.org/lesson-plans/ and complete the request form to get immediate access to downloadable curriculum in PDF format

Course Description:  Students improve their reading and writing skills using materials related to the healthcare field. Learning is interactive, including group activities, giving and getting peer feedback, and utilizing evaluation and editing processes to turn rough drafts into improved rewritten drafts. Students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. The course can be run concurrently with an entry-level college-level credit course to be determined locally.

Duration:  16 weeks, 20 hours/week = 320 total instructional hours

Curriculum description:  One comprehensive PDF document (355 pages).  Each lesson includes detailed teaching guide, all materials and web-based resources.

Curriculum pluses:  Clearly laid out.  Includes all materials required to teach the course.  Based on ABE best practices and aligned to standards.  Transition skills are integrated throughout.

Curriculum drawbacks:  Lessons were written for a City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) context, so some materials specific to the career pathway will not fit a MN local context; and the materials are in PDF format, so not easily modified.  CCC references will need to be identified and changed throughout.

Author:  Developed by Stephanie Sommers – a collaborative project between City Colleges of Chicago and Women Employed

Published: 2018

Contact person: For questions about the design of the bridge program or customization of the lessons:

Christina Warden, Senior Program Manager
Women Employed
312-782-3902 ext. 228 / cwarden@womenemployed.org