Fall 2023 Open House
BRIDGES will be hosting our Fall Open House on both campuses on Friday, November 10th, 2023. We will hold two sessions on each campus from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BRIDGES now offers workshops on both the Middletown and Newburgh campus in 3 unique pathways!
Traditional BRIDGES Pathway
The Traditional BRIDGES Pathway at SUNY Orange is a comprehensive three-year suite of noncredit workshops for anyone interested in learning and improving the basic skills of adulthood. Students have the flexibility to choose full time or part time enrollment in any of our six workshops, based on their goals. Students may also choose to audit additional courses offered through the college catalog if they are interested in taking additional courses.
Workshops cover areas of common interest to adults, especially young adults, but fall outside traditional matriculated programming. Workshops include:
- Building social and professional relationships
- Time Management
- Money Management
- Setting Healthy Boundaries
- Career Exploration - Identifying your skill set and strengths
- Career Readiness - Preparing to uses your skill set
- Workplace Communication
- Self Advocacy & Citizenship
- Health & Wellness
- Stress Management
Workshops are offered at three levels – Introductory (100), Intermediate (200) and Advanced (300). Each semester, students may enroll in any of the six workshops available to their level and in the appropriate sequence. Students' schedules are individually designed based upon their goals and desired outcomes.
Pathway to Independence
The Pathway to Independence is part of the program's latest expansion to the Newburgh campus! Here, students experience an individualized, hands-on and experiential learning environment. With a focus on skill development, the Pathway to Independence has a highly visual and applied design. Workshops include:
- Work Readiness Skills and Lab
- Social Skills and Lab
- Stress Management Skills and Lab
- Living Skills and Lab
- Leisure Management Skills
As part of the Pathway to Independence, BRIDGES students also have the option to avail themselves of courses through the SUNY Orange FoodTec program. This is a brand new, workforce development program based on the Newburgh campus, which offers students the ability to become certified in several different, industry-standard areas within food services and hospitality. Select FoodTec certificate courses are available to the BRIDGES students as well.
The Hybrid Pathway is designed for students who are attending the BRIDGES program with a goal toward matriculation. These students may require more support as they transition into credit courses. BRIDGES workshops such as Academic Resource, Executive Function, Stress Management and Social Engagement are foundational in providing enhanced support for students on this pathway.
Guidance and mentorship are provided in helping students connect to the natural supports on campus including offices such as: Center for Student Success (CSS), Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Students are able to map out their educational journey based on the pace that they need.
For more information about any of the BRIDGES Program Pathways, please email: email@example.com
All BRIDGES program pathways operate on a Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm and Friday 10am-3pm schedule. Students' individual schedules may vary based upon the workshops they are registered for.
All students should have access to a community that supports their dreams and works with them to achieve their goals! ”