I-BEST - Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training
What is I-BEST?
I-BEST is Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training.
In the I-BEST program, you will have the benefit of two to three instructors who combine coursework in a small class size of 20-25 students. You will enroll in credit bearing college classes (e.g. English, Geography, Intro to Early Childhood Education) and in the I-BEST support class strengthening your academic skills. You will learn together and have the benefit of study groups, friendships and a vested interest in each other's success.
You could be in the I-BEST program from one to three quarters depending on your field of study and pace. During that time, you will complete credits toward your certificate or degree. The program is designed to help you progress faster on your career or educational pathway.
I-BEST is intended for students who:
- have tested below college level in reading or math
- may need extra support to succeed
- meet CASAS testing requirements
- are highly motivated and committed to achieve career and educational goals
I-BEST Programs at Clark College:
Academic I-BEST (offered every quarter)
In three quarters or less, you will complete college level courses, while receiving additional support in building academic study skills to work toward an AA, AAS Transfer, or Vocational degree. More about Academic I-BEST...
ECE Initial Certificate of Achievement (offered during spring each year)
The 16 credit I-BEST ECE option will prepare a student to work in a childcare or educational setting. Upon completion, students will earn the Washington State Initial Certificate of Achievement which also leads to other certificates, Associate of Applied Science in ECE, a Transfer Degree, and many other certificate options. More about the ECE Initial Certificate of Achievement...
For more information about I-BEST, and to schedule an appointment, contact:
Janette Clay, Transitional Studies Learning Communities Manager, 360-992-2618, email@example.com, TBG 201.
Nicole Hopkins, Transitional Studies Coach, 360-992-2717, firstname.lastname@example.org, TBG 201.