Short Courses & Workshops

College Bridging Program

Introduction

Many students who go through the secondary school educational system find themselves unprepared for the academic demands of college.  Although some students possess the required language skills to enter college, they often lack the required competencies to succeed in a college environment. Consequently, bridging this gap at the earliest stage possible must be a priority for forward-looking students.  Prince Mohammad Bin Fahad University (PMU) is committed to providing opportunities to bridge this gap by facilitating a successful transition from high school to college.

What Is the College Bridging Program?

PMU’s College Bridging Program is designed to meet the skills development needs of high school students to be successful academically, professionally, and as a responsible global citizen in the future. The Bridging Program consists of two streams, the Beginner Stream and the Advanced Stream.

The Beginner Stream is designed for students who are basic users of the English language and includes the following courses:
  • College English Reading & Writing
  • College English Listening & Speaking
  • Study Skills
  • Mathematics - Intermediate Algebra

The Advanced Stream is designed for students who are independent/proficient users of the English language and includes the following courses:
  • IELTS / TOEFL Preparation
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • SAT Preparation
  • Study Skills
  • Mathematics (Intermediate Algebra / Pre-Calculus)

WHAT WILL I STUDY AND FOR HOW LONG?


COLLEGE BRIDGING PROGRAM - BEGINNER STREAM

First Semester (15 Weeks)
  • College English Reading & Writing (5 hours per week)
  • College English Listening & Speaking (5 hours per week)
Second Semester (15 Weeks)
  • Intermediate Algebra (5 hours per week)
  • Study Skills (2 hours per week)
  • English Language (3 hours per week)


COLLEGE BRIDGING PROGRAM – ADVANCED STREAM

First Semester (15 Weeks)
  • IELTS / TOEFL Preparation (5 hours per week)
  • SAT Preparation (5 hours per week)
Second Semester (15 Weeks)
  • Written Communication (3 hours per week)
  • Intermediate Algebra Or Pre-Calculus (5 hours per week) *
  • Study Skills (2 hours per week)
*Intermediate Algebra for students choosing the Non-Engineering Stream OR Pre-Calculus for Students choosing the Engineering Stream

What Are the Program Objectives?

The objectives of the College Bridging Program are to
  • Develop the following core competencies:
    • Communication
    • Technological Competence
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Professional Competence
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
  • Assist students to successfully transition from high school to college

How Do I Benefit From the Program?

PMU’s College Bridging Program benefits students by:
  • Providing early readiness for college admission
  • Shortening students’ academic journey
  • Offering College Credit Transfers (in case the students decide to join PMU)
  • Preparing students for International Standardized Tests (e.g., Math & English)
  • Presenting a Certificate of Completion from PMU
  • Affording on-site academic Career Counseling/Advising

Admission Criteria

To enroll in PMU’s College Bridging Program the student must have
  • an average score of 80% or above in his/her previous academic year
  • a good character
  • a minimum attendance of 90% during the academic year
  • an A2 CEFR level on the English Proficiency Test for the Beginner stream
  • a B1 or above CEFR level on the English Proficiency Test for the Advanced stream

How Do I Enroll in the Program?

  • Application forms and the list of required documents can be accessed from PMU’s website: csbd.pmu.edu.sa
  • Completed forms need to be submitted to your Home Room teacher
  • Eligible candidates will go through an English Proficiency Test and interview (conducted by PMU)

International Standardized Test Preparation Courses

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
GMAT Review Read More 30 hours 6500
GRE Review Read More 30 hours 6500
IELTS Review Read More 30 hours 2500
SAT Review Read More 36 hours 6500
TOEFL Review Read More 30 hours 2500
ACT Review Read More 36 hours 6500

Language Programs

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
Arabic for Beginners  Read more 8 weeks, 3days/wk for 2 hours 2000
Arabic for High Beginners Read more 8 weeks, 4 hours/wk 2000
Conversational English Read more 4 weeks, 10 hours/wk 1500
General English Read more 10 weeks per level, 10 hours/wk 4000 per level
Intensive English Read more 12 weeks, 15 hours/wk 12,000
Intensive English with Math Read more 12 weeks, 15 hours/wk 15,000
Beginning Spanish 1: Meeting and Greeting Read more 16 hours (twice a week, two hours each class) 1,500

Workshops

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
Job Interview Read more 2 hours per day 250
Discover Yourself Read more 1 hour per day 125
How to Exit Probationary Period with Flying Color Read more 1 hour per day 125
Be Effective Supervisors, Managers Read more 3 days, 2 hours a day 750

IT Courses

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
Ethical Hacking with Exam Based Certification Read more 40 hours 10000, including exam fees, minimum 10 participants
CISCO IT Essentials Read more 40 hours 2000
CISCO IoT: Introduction to the Internet of Everything (IoE) Read more 20 hours 2000
CISCO Entrepreneurship Read more 20 hours 2000
CISCO CCNA Routing and Switching Read more 80 hours 5000
Introduction to Cybersecurity Read more 20 hours 4000
Cloud Computing Read more 40 hours 5000
Windows Server Administration Read more 40 hours 4000
Introduction to Databases (Oracle DB) Read more 25 hours 2500
Mobile Apps Design & Development Read more 30 hours 3000
Intro. to JAVA Programming Read more 40 hours 4000
Advanced JAVA Programming Read more 40 hours 4000
Visual Basic Programming Read more 40 hours 4000

Business Courses

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
CPA Review Course Read more 4 months, once a week (all day) 10,000 per section
Inspirational Leadership Master Class Read more 3 Days Master Class SAR 5,625
ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 17025 Internal Auditors 9001:2008 Read more 325 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000

Law Courses

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
Studies in International Law and Human Rights Read more 10 hours SR 2000

Engineering Courses

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Read more 5 days (35 hours) SAR 6,000
Fundamentals of LabVIEW for Graphical Programming Read more 3 days (9-12, 1-4) SAR 5,000
Microcontroller for Robotics Applications Read more 3 days (9-12, 1-4) SAR 3,750
Ocupational Health and Safety Management System Read more 4 days (Total 16 Hour) SAR 3,750
Green Belt Six Sigma Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000
Quality Control Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000

Diploma Programs

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
Diploma in Human Resource Management Read more 69 semester credit hours SR 15,000 per sem including textbook

Kids Programs @ PMU

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
Summer Kids Program Read more 1 month (20 sessions, 6 hours a day) SR 2500
Basic Swimming Lesson for Adults & Children Read more   SR 600

Professional Development

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
Applications of Total Quality in the Workplace Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000
Motivation Skills Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000
Presentation Skills Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000
Soft Skills Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000
Time Management Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000

Executive Education

Course/Workshop Title More Details Duration Fees
Leadership Skills and Management Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000
Strategic Planning Read more 25 hours (5 hrs/day) SAR 4,000