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As President of Bridgemont, I welcome you to our web site. Our college has experienced a 44 percent growth in enrollment over the past six years due to innovations, attention to student success, and expansion of its programs on line and off campus.

As you explore our various pages, you will gain knowledge about who we are, where we are located, and what types of programs and courses we offer. Here are just a few of our “Bridgemont Benefits”:

  • Selected as a 2010-2011 College of Excellence by the Aspen Institute, Bridgemont placed in the top 10 percent of community colleges nationwide due to our retention and graduation rates.
  • Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student success as is evidenced by high student ratings on the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and by being named as a military-friendly institution.
  • As the college evolved from a component at the state’s institute of technology into an independent institution, its focus continues to be on technology, hosting four TAC-ABET accredited engineering technology programs, a Cisco regional academy, and industry-aligned applied technology programs such as highways engineering technology, blasting, welding, and diesel technology.
  • The ADA-accredited Dental Hygiene program serves over 1,000 patients per year free of charge in its state-of-the-art dental clinic!
  • Business and health management majors traditionally place in the top ten for Phi Beta Lambda national awards and have new program options in Entrepreneurship, Medical Assisting, and Medicaid Processing.
  • The Board of Governors Adult Degree Completion Program provides an opportunity for adults to gain college credit for work experience.
  • Advanced placement can be awarded through the Earn A Degree and Graduate Early (EDGE) program, AP courses, articulation, and credit by examination.
  • The Bridgemont Sustainability Institute coordinates education, industry and community development initiatives for the college, region, and state.
  • Within the Digital Design and Print Communication Department, new courses are being offered in simulation and gaming applications, and the National Publishing Innovation Center hosts workforce training for the newspaper and publishing industries.
  • A new Advanced Manufacturing Center will focus on learn-and-earn opportunities with major manufacturing companies in the region.
  • The Workforce Development Division offers credit and non-credit programming at industry sites, customizing technical education to meet the demands of over 1,800 individuals annually.
  • Innovative scheduling—2- and 4-day schedules, cooperative education models, and compressed programs—provide multiple options for flexibility.

No matter what your age, educational background, economic situation, or educational goal, Bridgemont can be the place for you! As an open admission college designed to provide quality programs at an affordable price, you may enroll in one course, a program designed to place you in immediate employment, or a transfer program to a baccalaureate institution.

Come visit us in Montgomery, where our headquarters building has undergone a $4.7 million renovation, or at the Bridgemont Technology Center recently established at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. You will be introduced to a group of individuals who are committed to your success!

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