Vocational Transitions

Free college pathways program to a better career

Click here for orientation dates and info. Haga clic aquí para obtener información en español.

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 or CASAS 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


Program Structure

  • 8-week class with specific start dates. Click here for upcoming dates.
  • Orientations, advising, and meetings with college advisors and instructors
  • TABE pre- and post- test 

Registration Process

To be considered for a Transitions class, you must:

  1. Complete the TABE or CASA exam
  2. Meet with an advisor to help you select a career tech program you would like to complete
  3. Be ready to commit to attending class for 8 weeks

Program Schedules

  • Vocational Transitions: Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
  • Health Transitions: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 qualifying students do not have to pay for the classes.


Vocational Transitions

This eleven-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 Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

Upcoming Related Events

Monday, August 20, 2018
Massage Therapy Program Starts
Time: 7:30am
Culinary Arts Classes Start
Time: 7:30am
Hospitality Management Program Starts
Time: 7:30am

From our students...

I got my GED here and then said, ‘wow that was it.’ I wanted to continue to go to school and since I’m paying out of pocket it was the best option.

Pamela Lanham
Computer Network Technician Student

From our teachers...

Water Quality Management is a fast paced industry and you are able to earn a certificate in less then a year.

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