Bridge to Healthcare Degree Program
DESC Michigan Works!, Henry Ford College
Physical Therapist Assistants; Registered Nurses; Respiratory Therapists; Surgical Technologists; Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issues Addressed
Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession
The Bridge to Healthcare Degree program is a partnership between DESC Michigan Works! and Henry Ford College. The program's goal is to increase the number of Detroit residents who are trained and can earn a degree in healthcare. Participants in the 30-week (2 semester) program take classes both virtually and in-person at Henry Ford College's Dearborn campus to earn college credits toward an associate degree for PT assistant, radiographer, RN, respiratory therapist and surgical tech. Additionally, participants receive resources and assistance to help them toward earning their healthcare degrees.