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IBEST Programs

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 programs, students are able to enroll for credit classes and work simultaneously towards attaining their career/technical certificate and passing the GED® exam.

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

PCC currently offers 2 IBEST certificate programs:  

  • Behavioral Health Services IBEST
  • Machine Tool IBEST

IBEST programs increase the rate at which ABE students advance to college-level career/technical programs and complete postsecondary credentials in fields offering family-sustaining wages and career advancement.

Interested?  Have questions?  Call us at 520.206.6502