I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training)


I-BEST is a nationally recognized program for precollege students, such as non-native English speakers and adult basic education learners. Students enroll in college classes and receive additional support in language learning and study skills. They earn college certificates in Business Technology, Accounting, and Healthcare. Students can also begin their journey toward earning transfer associate degrees by enrolling in classes such as English Composition, Communication Studies, Biology, and others.

I-BEST Certificates and Programs

Allied Health Program Brochure – PDF File

Starts Fall Quarter

  • After completing this program students will have completed Allied Health foundation courses and earned a Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate.
  • This prepares students for the Medical Assistant Certificate.

Starts Fall Quarter

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

Next Steps

  • Other Certificates
  • Medical Assistant Certificate
  • 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
  • Project Manager Certificate
  • Other related 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

  • Accounting Certificate
  • Other related certificates
  • Accounting Associate Degree
  • Accounting Bachelor’s Degree
  • Jobs

Academic I-BEST Program Brochure – PDF File

Option 1

  • English 93/101
    • 5 credits
  • Intercultural Communications (CMST 280)
    • 5 credits
  • ABE Support Class

Option 2

  • English 93/101
    • 5 credits
  • Introduction to Business (BUS 101)
    • 5 credits
  • ABE Support Class

Option 3

  • English 93/101
    • 5 credits
  • Human Biology (BIOL108)
    • 5 credits
  • ABE Support Class

Starts Fall Quarter

  • English 93/101
    • 5 credits
  • Communication in a Diverse Workplace (CMST 250)
    • 5 credits
  • ABE Support Class

Winter Quarter (Weeks 1-5)

  • Nursing Assistant Foundations (NURS 106)
    • 4 credits
  • Nursing Assistant Technical Skills (NURS 107)
    • 3 credits
  • ABE Support Class

Winter Quarter (Weeks 6-10)

  • Nursing Assistant Practicum (NURS 108)
    • One 12-hour shift per week at the clinical location
    • 3 credits
  • ABE Support Class

For I-BEST Certificate Pathways:

  • Students in ESL levels 5-6, ABE levels 3-6 or English 72
  • Students with college and career goals

For Academic I-BEST

  • Students who are ready for English 92/93 or English 101
  • Students with college and career goals

Tuition for I-BEST college classes can be found on the Bellevue College Tuition & Fees webpage.

I-BEST support classes are free.

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

NEXT STEP:

Click to complete the I-BEST Student Interest Form

Your ctcLink Student ID is required to complete the form.


Contact Us

Email us at ibest@bellevuecollege.edu

Visit our office in R130 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Website manager Ted Mansfield

Last Updated June 13, 2024