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Transition Programs Goal
The goal of these programs is to transition non-native English speakers into post-secondary career and technical programs at Emily Griffith Technical College and to:
- Raise TABE reading test scores
- Increase reading fluency
- Give students academic success skills
- Provide student advising and support pre- and post- transitioning to college programs at EGTC
- 9-week class with specific start dates. Click here for upcoming dates.
- Skill and language outcomes
- Orientations, advising, and meetings with college advisors and instructors
- TABE pre- and post- test
To be considered for a Transitions class, you must:
- Attend one of the orientation sessions (see below or call 720-423-4750 for upcoming orientation times)
- Complete the TABE exam at the orientation
- Meet with an advisor to help you select a career tech program you would like to complete
- Be ready to commit to attending class for 9 weeks
Program Schedules - May 30 through August 3
- Vocational Transitions: M-Th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- On-the-job training, Coffee Shop: M-Th
Is a Transitions Program for You?
These classes are for adults who are improving their English and want to complete career certificate programs (i.e. Nursing, Computer Technician, Dental Assisting, Culinary Arts, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Tech) at Emily Griffith Technical College. Transitions Programs help you improve the test score you need to enroll in technical college programs.
The programs are tuition-free for eligible students and funded by the Colorado Department of Education and the Denver Office of Economic Development - qualifying students do not have to pay for the classes.
Health Science Transitions
This nine-week class meets five days a week for two hours each day. The primary emphasis is on improving reading and language skills in a health science context. It will prepare students for health-related certificate programs as well as to help them plan for their health career in the United States. The curriculum is arranged in three main objective categories: The content objectives focus on vocabulary building around thematic units such as, body systems, nutrition, infection control, patient care, mental health, medical terminology and common abbreviations in the industry. The language objectives focus on level appropriate language structures and grammar in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The math objectives focus on basic, contextualized applied math, probability and customary US weights and measures. Students entering this class will have taken the TABE and received a test score of 5.0 or above with an expressed interest to attend one of the Health Sciences programs at the college. The reading component will stress skills, which include: Interpreting Graphic Information, Words in Context, Recalling Information, Constructing Meaning, and Evaluating and Extending Meaning. Students will come away with an increased reading level and a good foundation on essential health science vocabulary and concepts.
Pre Health Science Transitions
This nine-week class is a pre-cursor to the Health Science Transitions Class for students with a TABE score of 2.0-4.9. This class meets five days a week for one hour each day. The emphasis of this course is on improving reading skills and providing a basic foundation of health science vocabulary and terminology. The level appropriate language and reading components are based in the context of health science which will serve as a core in preparation for further health sciences study. Some of the content objectives include: body parts and functions, health care facilities, completing intake forms, personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, understanding and repeating steps in a procedure, basic equipment and occupations within health care field.
This nine-week class meets five days a week for two hours each day in the morning or four days a week for two and a half hours per day in the evening. The goal of this class is to transition non-native English speakers into career and technical programs at Emily Griffith Technical College. Students in this class will increase reading fluency, gain academic success skills, receive student advising, and earn a scholarship for career and technical certificate programs. Students entering this class will have taken the TABE and received a test score of 5.0 or above with an expressed interest to attend a career and technical program at the college.
Our Partner in Education
The EGTC Transitions Programs are funded by the Colorado Adult Education and Literacy Grant and the Denver Office of Economic Development.
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