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The Transitional Opportunity Program (TOP) provides a faster path to college-level courses for new students who place into developmental courses and continuing students who have difficulty exiting the developmental or ESL sequences. It accomplishes this by offering no-cost, alternative programs to improve placement test scores, bring students to college-ready level, and save your financial aid dollars to pay for college-level courses.
TOP offers current students Enrichment Programs for all levels of ESL, Basic Reading/Basic Writing, Basic Mathematics, and Basic Algebra. The Summer Bridge Program and Refresher Academy courses help high school and new students who place into Basic Reading/Basic Writing, Basic Mathematics, and Basic Algebra classes make the transition to college-level classes. At the end of the program, students are provided an opportunity to retake the level test, exit exams, Accuplacer test, or other tests as approved by each department involved.
2021 Summer Enrichment Program - Academic Foundations
2021 Summer Enrichment Program - ESL
2021 Summer Refresher Academy
What is the Summer Bridge Program?
The Summer Bridge Program is a series of workshops spread over three weeks per subject during the summer, designed to give students who have placed into developmental courses the opportunity to improve critical learning skills.
What does Summer Bridge offer?
The Summer Bridge Program provides a faster path to college-level courses for students who place into developmental courses. We offer a FREE, alternative program to improve students' placement test scores, bring them to college-ready level, and help them save their financial aid dollars to pay for college-level courses.
Why Summer Bridge?
Successful Bridge Program students retake the placement exams at the end of the program. The program offers students the opportunity to gain the skills they need to exit out of developmental courses or place higher in a developmental course sequence.
Who is eligible to register?
Students who plan to attend HCCC and have placed into Basic Reading/Writing, Basic Math, or Basic Algebra can register for the program.
Refresher Academy Courses
Basic Reading/Writing, Basic Math, and Basic Algebra
These classes are designed to save time and money with free prep courses in for Basic Reading/Writing, Basic Math, and Basic Algebra. Attending these classes will familiarize students with the HCCC campus, if possible, and with our remote and online platforms, help review basic skills, and build confidence. During this course, students refresh the basic foundations of fundamental skills that will be essential for their success at HCCC.
Who is eligible to register?
These classes are for NEW prospective students wishing to refresh their basic skills and improve their Accuplacer scores. They are for students who are motivated to reach the TOP! The requirements vary by course, so please contact Patrizia Barroero, the Transitional Program Coordinator, for more information.
TOP offers Enrichment Programs for all levels of ESL, Basic Reading/Basic Writing, Basic Math, and Basic Algebra, with select offerings during the winter intersession. These programs are for current students who took the course the previous semester and did not pass. The requirements vary by course, so please contact Patrizia Barroero, the Transitional Program Coordinator, for more information.
TOP routinely offers a series of workshop to help current students with basic foundations in English and ESL skills.
TOP organizes orientation, student success, and information events to help students and faculty get acclimated and to welcome them to our program.
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Dr. Pamela Bandyopadhyay
Transitional Program Lecturer