Achieve your Education & Career Goals!
Students enrolled in CCD's Foundational Skills Institute have free access to career pathways navigation services. While you study for the GED® or HiSET® exams, we help you plan for a sustainable future.
Career Pathways for FSI Students
- Set a timeline to pass your GED® or HiSET® tests.
- Get help choosing and planning your career.
- Find education and training options that work for you.
- Participate in FREE workshops for your classes and career.
- Discover ways to pay for your education and training with scholarships and grants.
Accelerated Bridge Services
- One-on-one advice for a realistic career & education plan
- Education and/or training program options: college, industry, and community opportunities
- Scholarships and grants to pay for college or training
- Resources to help you balance life/work/school
- Employment: job search help, resumes, interviewing, collaboration, professionalism
- CCD college co-enrollment option (special requirements apply).
Accelerated Bridge Requirements
Students must be enrolled in Foundational Skills Institute (FSI) classes and also meet the following requirements:
- Select a college or training program
- Complete progress and attendance requirements for Level D/E
- Obtain instructor approval
- Attend the Jumpstart enrollment session
- HSE students must pass 2-3 official GED® or HiSET® tests and be able to pass the remaining tests in 4-6 months
- ESL students must achieve college-level on the CCD ESL placement test
NOTE: Students seeking college co-enrollment must choose a high-demand certificate and pass the ATB Accuplacer tests to qualify for Pell Grants
Accelerated Bridge Options
After completing Accelerated requirements, FSI students may select from the following:
Bridge to Higher Education
- Your goal is a degree in a liberal arts or STEM field
- You are not interested in a high-demand certificate for immediate employment
Bridge to a Certificate or Certification
- Your goal is to earn a certificate or industry certification
- You want to start work as soon as you can qualify
- You want to learn essential skills for success in your career
Bridge to College ESL
- You have a diploma, certificate, or degree from outside the United States
- You want to enroll in a college program at CCD
- All Accelerated services are included in the FSI program fee
- Many training programs are available at no cost
- Students planning to attend college usually qualify for scholarships and grants
- Funding options are available through workforce resources for many training programs
Visit the Foundational Skills Institute on the 4th floor of the Confluence Building.
Please email or call:
- Marsea Wynne, 303.352.3151