What is PASS Lane?
"PASS" or Pathways, Academic Skills, and Services targets students in ABSE, ESL, GED or other students interested in transitioning to credit classes while working on reading, writing and math skills. Students admitted to PASS Lane are given the opportunity to take specific credit level Career Technical classes and integrated non-credit ABSE or ESL classes simultaneously, regardless of if they have passed the college placement test. In addition to this, when students without a GED or a high school diploma are enrolled in PASS Lane, they may still be eligible for Financial Aid by applying through the Ability to Benefit opportunity.
Students enrolled in PASS Lane receive the following benefits:
- Individualized coaching
- Proactive cohort advising
- Reading and study skill development
- Student Success Workshops and services which include employer speakers, industry tours and more.
Upon completion of PASS Lane options, students:
- May have completed a Career Pathway Certificate of completion.
- Will have earned college credits towards the related Associates degree.
- Will have enhanced both job search and college success skills.
- Will receive continued support in either job search or academic transition based on individual goals.
We are currently recruiting for the following PASS Lane Programs:
Early Childhood Education
- When do I start? Fall Term
- How long is the program? Program can be completed in a little as 3 terms.
- What certification do I earn? Students can expect to earn a Basic Early Childhood Education Certificate, which can be applied to higher-level certificates or an associates degree in Early Childhood Education.
Culinary: Baking & Pastry
- When do I start? Spring/Summer Term
- How long is the program? Students complete after 4 terms.
- What certification do I earn? Students can expect to earn a Baking & Pastry Culinary Certificate, which can be applied to higher-level certificates or an associates degree in Culinary Arts.
- When do I start? Summer or Fall Term
- How long is the program? Students usually complete within 4 terms.
- What certification do I earn? Students can expect to earn a Basic Health Care Certificate, which can be applied to higher-level certificates and degrees in Health Professions, such as Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Health Information Management.
- When do I start? Winter Term
- How long is the program? Students complete after 2 terms.
- What certification do I earn? Students can expect to earn a Manufacturing Technician 1 Certificate, which can be applied to higher-level certificates or an Associates Degree in Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies.
Manufacturing Flyer (coming soon)
Manufacturing Certificate Class Schedule (coming soon)
Students can enroll in an Individualized Plan (non-cohort based) in the following areas:
- Business and Office Professionals
- More Individualized Plans coming soon!
Steps to Apply for PASS Lane
- Attend an Info Session
- Fill out an Intake Form
- Download and fill out the PASS Lane Application
- Meet with an Advisor
Visit our office on main campus in Building 11, Room 201.