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PCC Adult Basic Education Students

IBEST Programs

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST) is a nationally recognized instructional model that boosts students’ basic skills in reading, writing and math while they pursue a certificate in a career/technical program.

Through IBEST, students can enroll in credit classes and work on attaining their career/technical certificate and  their High School Equivalency at the same timeThose with their high school diplomas are encouraged to join IBEST as well; they too benefit from the additional instructional time, wrap-around support systems, and team atmosphere that IBEST provides.  

In Pima’s IBEST programs, basic skills instruction is contextualized into the career/technical content, with Adult Education and technical instructors co-planning and co-teaching. This allows students to achieve education and employment goals faster.


NEW IN 2022

Building & Construction Technologies

About the Building & Construction Technologies program
Downtown Campus - 4:30 - 8:00 pm
January 2022 - Spring 2023
Are you interested in construction? This program includes hand-on experience with the most current construction technology. You can choose from a variety of concentrations; Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC-R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) and Plumbing. 

Medical Assistant

About the Medical Assistant program 
Desert Vista 5:30 - 8:30 pm
January 2022 - December 2022
Are you interested in making a physician’s office run smoothly? At Pima, master the skills needed to work in a physician’s office or clinic providing assistance to a physician or physicians in office/clerical work and patient treatment. Students will learn about patient care and medical coding/billing. The program includes back-office and front-office externships. 


IT Support Technician

About the IT Support Technician
East Campus 5:00 - 8:00pm
January - December 2022
Are you interested in learning the foundation skills and technologies necessary to administer and secure computers in both Windows and Linux environments? Prepare for a career in Information Technology, including the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity.



Automated Industrial Technology (AIT) Level 1

About the Automated Industrial Technology (AIT)
Downtown Campus
January - December 2022
Are you interested in preparing for a career designing and maintaining the complex mechanical and electrical control systems that keep automated manufacturing lines up and running? Students will train on over $1 million worth of equipment, including robotics and programmable logic controllers, which simulates a real-world factory floor.
Want more information on IBEST? Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training  Click here  or contact
Stacey Fox - 520-206-7147
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