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Course Information and Descriptions
Health Care Bridge
Program (BRGA)
Adult Basic Education, GED® and ESL Division
Building 4, (847) 543-2021
Adult Education classes are intended for people who live in Lake
County. They are not appropriate for students with B1, B2, F1,
F2, J1 or J2 visas, nor are they appropriate for short-term visitors
to the U.S.
In general, students must be at least 18 years old in order to enroll
in adult education classes. However, 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds
may register with an official Secondary School Reference Form
signed by their local High School authorized representative. U.S.
High School graduates and 16-year-olds must meet additional
eligibility requirements. Students must attend an orientation
session before scheduling a placement test and attending classes.
The Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL Division provides several
specific types of educational opportunities and is funded in part by
grants from the federal government.
BRGA 50
Reading Improvement
Health Care Bridge (Variable)
2-3 Hours
This course will focus on critical reading skills while preparing for
the General Education Development exam and/or the college
placement test using contextualized reading materials related to the
health field. In addition, this course will prepare students to
transition into college level allied health care course work. The
course will allow students to apply critical inquiry and investigation
skills, as well as develop questions and form hypotheses about health
care topics and issues through contextualized readings. Topics will
include career exploration of the health field and educational
exploration by visiting college classes.
BRGA 51
Writing Improvement
Health Care Bridge (3-0)
3 Hours
This contextualized writing course focuses on the writing skills
needed both for preparing for the GED and for entering into health
care field or in college level health care course work. Students will
be writing multiple draft essays, answering exams in brief essay
writings, and developing mini research reports. Grammar is applied
and focuses on editing and proofreading needed in academic writing
skills. Topics for writing will be based on readings from current
health care issues and discussions.
BRGA 52 Social Studies Health Care Bridge (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will focus on critical reading skills in the social sciences
while preparing for the General Education Development exam and/or
the college placement test using contextualized reading materials
related to the health field. In addition, this course will prepare
students to transition into college level allied health care course
work. The course will allow students to apply critical inquiry and
investigation skills, as well as develop questions and form
hypotheses about health care topics and issues through
contextualized readings. It will use graphics in the form of charts and
graphs to interpret data and predict outcomes. Topics will include
career exploration of the health field and educational exploration by
visiting college classes.
BRGA 53 Sciences for Health Care Bridge (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will focus on critical reading skills in the sciences while
preparing for the General Education Development exam and/or the
college placement test using contextualized reading materials related
to the health field. In addition, this course will prepare students to
transition into college level allied health care course work. The
course will allow students to apply critical inquiry and investigation
skills, as well as develop questions and form hypotheses about health
care topics and issues through contextualized readings. It will use
graphics in the form of charts and graphs to interpret data and
predict outcomes. Topics will include career exploration of the health
field and educational exploration by visiting college classes.
BRGA 54
Practical Mathematics
Health Care Bridge (Variable)
2-5 Hours
This is a contextualized course in mathematics designed to prepare
students for health care occupations and college level allied health
courses while preparing for the GED exam. The course will review
whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, metrics, and basic
algebra and geometry. In addition, it will review graphs and
diagrams that are used in health care, and students will be asked to
apply data, statistics and probability skills to solve the problems.
Students will also learn how to solve word problems that apply to a
variety of health care topics.
BRGA 55 Job Readiness Health Care Bridge (3-0)
3 Hours
The Job Readiness Class for Health Care Bridge focuses on
preparing Adult Education students for careers in the field of health
care and college level courses. This course will focus on career
exploration, and standards and expectations for working in the allied
health field and participating in college level courses. It will
emphasize basic computer skills needed for work including the
importance of data entry and the use of data trends for diagnosis.
The course will focus on team activities requiring communication
and listening effectively and developing critical thinking and
problem solving skills for the work place.
BRGA 56
Study Skills Health
Care Bridge (Variable)
2-6 Hours
Study Skills class for Health Care Bridge focuses on preparing Adult
Education students for college level courses in the Allied Health
Department. The course will focus on understanding how college
courses are organized and what teacher’s general expectations are. It
will describe how to use a syllabus, how to plan homework
assignments, and how to prepare for tests. Note taking from lectures
and from texts will be included. Reading for content knowledge will
be emphasized. In addition, it will cover various examination
processes including essay exams, pop tests, and finals.
Health Information
Technology (HIT)
Biological and Health Sciences Division,
Room C140, (847) 543-2042
HIT 111
Medical Terminology (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the terms related to medical
science, hospital services, medical specialties including pathology
and radiology, and abbreviations used in medicine. Spelling and
pronunciation are included.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
279