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Fall 2024 Admissions is underway!

Please refer to our workshop information tab on the left to familiarize yourself with our workshop offerings, by pathway. BRIDGES does have a cap on enrollment and our pathways are filling up fast! First step, please click on the Admissions tab and submit an application. Once our cap is met, we will be placing students on a wait list.

BRIDGES Pathways

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.

Hybrid Pathway

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: bridges@sunyorange.edu 

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! ”