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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 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.

Coming in April, 2019:

Medical Assistant IBEST

Desert Vista Campus
April 2019 - June 2020

Information Sessions:
To learn more about the IBEST model & funding options attend an information session:

Desert Vista Campus
5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz

  • Wednesday, February 6- 9:00 am
  • Tuesday, February 12 - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 20 - 9:00 am
  • Tuesday, February 26 - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 6 - 9:00 am


Current IBEST programs at PCC include:


 Past IBEST programs at PCC include:

  • Hotel & Restaurant Management IBEST
  • Behavioral Health Services IBEST
  • Machine Tool IBEST