Bridge to Independence

Nicholls State University

UPDATED: May 26, 2021

The Bridge to Independence – Certificate program is designed to help students with Intellectual Disabilities gain the skills needed to become gainfully employed through college courses and job-training.

Bridge Certificate program students will:

  • Title IV federal financial aid for students who qualify”
  • Be provided with an individualized program of study based on their career goals and strengths
  • Audit two college courses each semester (including core and elective courses)
  • Receive assistance from a trained peer mentor, who will attend classes with Bridge students and help them complete modified class assignments
  • Receive job training by completing 3 units of internships on or off campus
  • Attend weekly social skill seminars
  • Participate in campus activities and organizations
  • Receive a Nicholls State University Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of the program
  • Languages:
  • English
  • Insurances Accepted:
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906 East 1st. Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
United States



(985) 448-434



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