Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) is a nationally recognized program for English language learners and Basic Skills students who want to start college classes, earn college certificates in Business Computing or Accounting, learn workplace and job search skills, and gain confidence in English, study skills, and career readiness

For I-BEST Certificate Pathways:

  • Students in ESL levels 5-6, ABE levels 3-6 or developmental English
  • College and career goals
  • Time and commitment

For Academic I-BEST

  • Students who have placed into English 092/093 or English 101
  • College and career goals
  • Time and commitment

Tuition for I-BEST programs can be found on the Tuition & Fees website for Bellevue College.

If you’re receiving Basic Food or cash assistance from DSHS, Workforce Education may be able to help pay for textbooks, childcare, and transportation – apply online to see if you qualify.

I-BEST Certificates and Programs

Allied Health Program Brochure – PDF File

Starts Fall Quarter

  • After completing this program students will earn a Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate.
  • This prepares students for the Medical Assistant Certificate.

Starts Fall Quarter

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

Next Steps

  • Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Other Certificates
  • Associate Degree
  • Jobs

Project Support Certificate | Project Coordinator Certificate

Business Analysis and Technology Program Brochure – PDF File
Starts Fall Quarter

Project Support Certificate

Next Step

Project Coordinator Certificate

Continued Options
  • Other Certificates
  • Associate Degree
  • Jobs

Accounting Program Brochure – PDF File

Starts Fall Quarter

Accounting Bridge

Step Two

Accounting Preparation Certificate

Step Three

Bookkeeping Certificate

Continued Options

  • Other Certificates
  • Accounting
  • Associate Degree
  • Jobs

Academic I-BEST Program Brochure – PDF File

Option 1

  • Communication Studies 280
    • Core Elective
    • 5 Credits
  • English 093/101
    • Bucket Class
    • 5 Credits
  • ABE 073/074
    • Academic Skills Class

Option 2

  • Business 101
    • Core Elective
    • 5 Credits
  • English 093/101
    • Bucket Class
    • 5 Credits
  • ABE 073/074
    • Academic Skills Class

Option 3

  • Biology 108
    • Core Elective
    • 5 Credits
  • English 093/101
    • Bucket Class
    • 5 Credits
  • ABE 073/074
    • Academic Skills Class

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Step 1: Attend I-BEST Info Session

Just click on the Zoom link next to each meeting time to join the Info Session. Join for the whole hour or come when you can.

  • Learn about the I-BEST Pathways offered at Bellevue College
  • Meet with an I-BEST teacher and navigator
  • Ask questions

Every Tuesday: 1:00pm – 2:00pm   Join online in Zoom link

Every Friday: 2:00pm – 3:00pm  Join online in Zoom link

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Step 2: Apply to Bellevue College

All I-BEST students are required to complete the general Bellevue College application.

Your new ctcLink student ID will be emailed to you. It could take up to a couple days.

If you have already applied, check the Student Central Processing Dashboard for current processing times.

Activate your ctcLink Account

ctcLink offers a central location to find and register for classes, pay tuition and fees, update personal details, and more.

Activate your ctcLink account using your new student ID.

Create your BC Email

Your BC email is used to log in to online and computer services such as email, Canvas, and campus computers. Please set up your account as soon as you receive your welcome email. You will need:

  • ctcLink ID (in your admissions email)

You can read more about your NetID or watch a video walk through of this process.

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Step 3: Complete the Student Intake Form

All new and returning students must complete the student intake form. Incomplete intake forms will not be processed.

Complete the Intake Form

Your ctcLink Student ID is required to complete the form.

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Step 4: Enroll in Class

Please give us a week to process your intake form. After you complete the application process, the office will send you steps via email to register and pay for class.

Register for class using ctcLink

For assistance registering, you can visit us in R130 or read more on the Enrollment Services website.

Contact Us

Email us at ibest@bellevuecollege.edu

Last Updated November 18, 2022