Earn Your High School Diploma
Study for your high school equivalency and explore career options at the same time!
The Bridge to College and Careers Program at LaGuardia Community College helps adults and out-of-school youth prepare for the high school equivalency exam while exploring topics in healthcare, science, or business.
Our classes will help you develop academic skills in reading, writing, and math. You will develop these skills through studying content in one of three areas.
Students in the Bridge to Health Program study topics like epidemics, nutrition, and patient care.
Students in the Bridge to Science Program study topics like evolution, genetics, and the scientific method.
Bridge students are twice as likely to earn a high school diploma and three times as likely to enroll in college as students in other high school equivalency programs!
Students in the Bridge to Business Program study topics like economics, entrepreneurship, and professional ethics.
Bridge classes are open to students 19 and older who test at or above a 7th grade reading level. We offer part-time classes in the mornings or evenings to accommodate schedules for parents and working students. Recruitment is ongoing - click here for more information (link).
TRAIN FOR A NEW CAREER
Prepare for a new career in healthcare!
The New York Basic Education and Skills Training Programs at LaGuardia Community College help people with high school diplomas train for careers in three different healthcare areas.
Supporting Adults through Vocational EMT Training (S. A. V. E.) Program
99% of S.A.V. E. students and 96% of I-MOCT students pass certification exams
Students in this program prepare for the New York State Emergency Medical Technician certification exam.This is a 5-month program which includes pre-training, lectures, practical skills labs, and two clinical rotations in New York City ambulances.
Integrated Medical Office Clinical Technician (I-MOCT) Program
Students in this program prepare for a variety of certification exams to become a medical office technician. This is a 6-month program which includes pre-training, lectures, practical skills labs, and an internship at an area clinic, hospital, or medical office.
Community Health Worker (CHW) Program
Students in this program prepare for a variety of certification exams to become a community health worker. This is a ??-month program which includes courses in community health and an internship in the field.
Career training classes are open to students with high school diplomas who test at or above a 7th grade reading level. Contact us for more program information (link).
For more information about our curriculum and professional development offerings, we invite you to visit the College & Career Pathways Institute at LaGuardia Community College.
APPLY FOR COLLEGE
Do you already have your high school diploma or equivalency diploma? Are you ready to take the next steps?
Goddard Riverside’s Options Center shows New York City students they can go to college and guides them through the steps to enrollment. Any student with passing grades, a high school diploma or GED, and the desire should have the opportunity to go to college; that is what Options is about. Students are supported to and through college, with the combined efforts of the Options Access and Success programs.
Interested in applying to one of the CUNY Schools? Visit http://www.cuny.edu/admissions.html.
College for Adults This website will help you with career planning, college selection and the application process. We will also suggest ways to find money to pay for college, and direct you to resources to help you prepare for college-level work.http://www.collegeforadults.org/