Description Of Program

Kaskaskia College’s Adult Education Bridge Program for Health Care Occupations is designed to:
  • To ensure students have the opportunity to earn their HEC® Credentials through a variety of instructional modes.
  • To assist students in obtaining the basic academic competencies that are relevant to their career/occupational pathway within the health care sector without the need for remediation of core concepts.
  • To provide academic and support services that are flexible, easily accessible, and which lead to employment and self-sufficiency.
The program consists of four academic components:
  • Adult Basic and Secondary Education
  • Career Assessment and Computer Literacy
  • Soft Skills and Workplace Ethics
  • College and Workplace Readiness
Classroom instruction consists of traditional classroom instruction, the establishment of learning communities, and accessibility to on-line academic services. The curriculum consists of learning components that allow a student to shift between or out of the outline for instruction, based on their academic achievements, literacy needs, and employment and/or educational goals, without affecting their progression of learning.

Online academic services have been added to our website to enhance students’ learning. Students whose academic needs include independence, flexibility, and easy accessibility to instructional materials can access correspondence related to the four academic components of the program by visiting the following website links:
  • Blackboard – academic online system
  • SkillsTutor – online tutoring program
  • HEC®-I – online HEC® program
  • Illinois workNet – state’s online workforce development system
  • COMPASS – college placement assessment
The Kaskaskia College Adult Education Bridge Program for Health Care Occupations is free and is funded by the Federal Workforce Investment Act and the Illinois Community College Board Adult Education Division. Classes are offered at the main campus of Kaskaskia College from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday or 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. For more information, please feel free to contact us at 545-3115 or email us at

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