The Learning Center Offering ‘Bridge’ Programs

May 27, 2021 |

The Learning Center (TLC) at East Central College is offering free online and in-person “Bridge” courses for students who need a boost in their placement test scores.

Bridge courses are non-credit, one- to two-weeklong courses geared toward students whose placement test scores indicate they could benefit from additional assistance. Bridge courses are available to Union and Rolla students.

The goal is to prepare students to retake the placement test in hopes that they will increase their scores, move more quickly into college-level classes and use less financial aid funds in the process.

For more information about Bridge courses, people may visit www.eastcentral.edu/college-readiness/Bridge-courses/.

The Learning Center is located on the first floor of Buescher Hall next to the library. Contact TLC at 636-584-6688 or general_tutoring@eastcentral.edu.

This year, students who complete the Bridge programs will be offered a gift certificate to Dairy Queen.

Writing Bridge

The writing Bridge class is designed to assist in improving placement scores by focusing on test taking skills and targeted remediation in writing skills.

At the end of the weeklong Bridge course, students will retake the writing skills portion of the placement exam.

Reading and Writing Bridge

The two-weeklong reading and writing Bridge course is designed to assist in improving placement scores by focusing on test taking skills and targeted remediation in reading and writing.

At the end of the course, students will retake the reading and writing skills portions of the placement exam.

Mathematics Pre-Algebra Bridge

A weeklong pre-algebra Bridge is designed to assist in improving placement scores by focusing on test taking skills and targeted remediation in mathematics.

Mathematics Introductory Algebra Bridge

The introductory algebra Bridge course is one week and designed to assist in improving placement scores by focusing on test taking skills and targeted remediation in mathematics.

At the end of the Bridge course, students will retake the mathematics portion of the placement exam.