Bridge Courses

Earn Three Competencies in One Course

Earn your degree faster! Learn from your diverse classmates and two faculty experts in these team-taught classes. Apply for the SNL Bridge Scholarship and get credit for your certifications.  The extended deadline has expired.  Winter courses are below.

Information Session


The DePaul Adult Bridge Program offers adult students a unique learning experience.  The program offers adult students, 24 years and older, a unique learning experience that couples resources from DePaul University’s School for New Learning and City Colleges of Chicago, allowing students an opportunity to experience the university environment.

Students can complete their first years of course work at the City Colleges of Chicago then seamlessly transfer their CCC credits towards a bachelor’s degree at DePaul’s School for New Learning. In addition, CCC students can benefit from many of DePaul’s services before they transfer, including:

* Pay CCC tuition for onsite DePaul-Truman courses
* Earn credit towards a bachelor’s degree (through DePaul’s School for New Learning) while earning an associate’s degree
* Experience team-taught courses by CCC and DePaul faculty
* Access DePaul libraries and computer labs
* Receive onsite DePaul SNL advising while at CCC
* Receive newsletters and emails to stay updated and informed on CCC-DePaul Adult Bridge Program information
* DePaul University’s School for New Learning (SNL) is a bachelor of arts degree program specifically designed for adults 24 years and older.

SNL offers students the opportunity to earn college credit for what they have learned through life/work experiences.The following information session will give an overview of the program and allow students to make an appointment for an advising session with an Adult Bridge Program advisor.

Truman College
1145 West Wilson Ave., Room 3233
Chicago, IL 60640

Wright College
President’s Conference Room, Wilbur Wright College
4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

To register, please contact Shannon Stone-Winding at (312) 362-5193 or

For additional information about the Adult Bridge Program at Truman College, contact:

Dr. Anghesom Atsbaha
Director, Adult Bridge Program
(773) 907-4067

Tina Igbinosa
Truman College Advisor
(773) 907-4490

For additional information about the Adult Bridge Program at Wright College, contact:

Susan Calabrese
Director of the Transfer Center
Wilbur Wright College-One of the City Colleges of Chicago
4300 N. Narragansett Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
(p) 773-481-8227
(f) 773-481-8083

Winter 2014

Race and Ethnic Relations (HC 154; Soc. 211)
with Anghesom Atsbaha and Abra Johnson (Syllabus)
Choose three competencies: H2A, H4, H5, A3C, FX

This class meets Tuesdays from 5:45 -  9:05 p.m., from Jan. 28 to April 22.
Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 will meet at Truman College and Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22 will meet at DePaul's Loop campus.
There is no class on March 25. 
The Meaning of Work (AI 231; Hum. 202 = IAI HF 901)
with Polly Hoover and Dan Galemb (Syllabus)
Choose three competencies: A5, A2A, S1C, A1X.

This is a hybrid class that meets in a classroom for 75% of its meeting and online for 25%.
Meets alternative Saturdays 9 am – 4 pm.
Jan. 18 and Feb. 1 will meet at Wright College and Feb. 15, March 1, 15 at DePaul's Loop campus. 

Note:You must register and are financially responsible for all three competencies.  You must attend courses at both locations.

Campus Addresses
Each course begins meeting at the City College and then at DePaul's Loop campus. Please note courses extend beyond the end of the registered DePaul quarter. 

Truman College is located at 1145 West Wilson Avenue and on major bus and El routes. Free parking is available. 
Wright College is located at 4300 North Narragansett Avenue and on major bus and El routes. Free parking is available.
For directions and maps to the City Colleges, see

For more information about the Adult Bridge courses and scholarships, email or (312) 362-5193.

What Students Say About The Bridge Program

“One of the highlights of [a Bridge class] was the diversity of the students in the class . . . . Through the reflections and opinions of others in the class, I got a great sense of how unique each intellect was. This was even true of the two professors through their teaching styles and personalities.”

“I liked having two very different perspectives from the professors.”

“This Bridge Program made me realize that we are all in this for the same thing – to further ourselves through education, and we all bring our unique contributions to the learning process.”

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