Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST)

 

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pairs a professional or technical program with Adult Basic Education courses; ​including reading, writing, and math skills.  I-BEST provides educational access and support for students to progress further and faster along career pathways.​ I-BEST students are paired with an Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, or GED instructor, as well as a professional-technical program instructor for twice the support in each classroom.

The  I-BEST programs are designed to:

  • Earn a college certificate that prepares them to work in a high-demand career.
  • Increase academic skills while earning college-level credits.
  • Increase their abilities and opportunities for employment in their chosen career field.

I-BEST Career Programs

Agriculture (AG) I-BEST

YVC offers a three quarter I-BEST AG program that prepares students interested in a career in the wine industry. This I-BEST focuses on Viticulture and Enology while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. After finishing this program, students will be one course away from a YVC Wine Sales Certificate. With this certificate, students will be able to attain employment as a Tasting Room Attendant. This I-BEST is available at YVC’s Grandview Campus and helps students pursue Viticulture and Wine Technology certificates and degrees in the STEM Pathway.

Contact
Delia Castaneda
Bilingual Instructional Technician
509.882.7071
dcastaneda@yvcc.edu
Grandview Campus, Building 56, Rm 122

Business Technology (BT) I-BEST

YVC offers students the opportunity to obtain general office skills while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. This I-BEST is offered on the Yakima Campus for four consecutive quarters of study and prepares students to pursue Administrative Office Assistant and Bilingual Administrative Office Assistant degrees as well as other degrees and certificates in the Business Pathway.

Contact
Jasmine Bustos
Bilingual Office Assistant
509.574.6850
jbustos@yvcc.edu
Yakima Campus, Sundquist, Building 21, Rm 160

Early Childhood Education (ECE) I-BEST

YVC offers a two quarter I-BEST ECE-Short Certificate that prepares students interested in the Early Childhood Education field. This I-BEST focuses on applying principals of Early Childhood Development and responding to community and workplace needs while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. Completion of the Washington State ECE short certificate will enable students to seek employment as an ECE teacher, assistant teacher or become an owner of a family childcare facility. This I-BEST is available at YVC’s Grandview Campus and helps students pursue ECE certificates and degrees in the Social Sciences & Education Pathway.

Contact
Alicia Fajardo
Adjunct ELA Faculty
509.574.6850
afajardo@yvcc.edu
Yakima Campus, Deccio, Building 8

Information Technology (IT) I-BEST

The three-quarter Information Technology I-BEST is designed to help students develop proficiency with installing and configuring operating systems. It helps students develop knowledge in basic system repair and maintenance while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. This I-BEST is available at YVC’s Yakima Campus and helps students pursue Information Technology certificates or degrees in the Business Pathway.

Contact
Jasmine Bustos
Bilingual Office Assistant
509.574.6850
jbustos@yvcc.edu
Yakima Campus, Sundquist, Building 21, Rm 160

Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) I-BEST

YVC offers a nine-credit, one-quarter program that prepares students for a career in healthcare as a nursing assistant. YVC offers a Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC), IBEST supported certificate program. The nine-credit, one-quarter program, prepares students for a career in healthcare as a nursing assistant. Students will complete 60 hours of theory work and 60 hours of clinical work, to satisfy this certificate requirement.  After completion of the NAC training, students will be required to pass the Nursing Assistant Certified skills and written exam before being granted a license with the State of Washington and the Department of Social and Health Services Department of Aging and Long Term Care.

Contact
Tammy Calahan
CCR/Nursing Faculty
509.574.6800 x3222
tcalahan@yvcc.edu
Yakima Campus, Sundquist, Building 21, Rm 160L