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IBEST Programs

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Traning (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.

Past IBEST programs at PCC include:

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

New! Medical Assistant (MA) IBEST Certificate Program

When: Starts December 11.  Classes Monday - Thursday evenings
Where: Densert Vista Campus

If you would like to learn more about this exciting new program, please call us at (520) 206-6557 or email

Don't delay!  Classes start soon!