I-BEST

Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST)

I-BEST is a nationally recognized teaching model that allows students to increase literacy and work skills so that they can earn credentials, get living wage jobs and put their talents to work for employers.

I-BEST pairs two instructors in the classroom, one to teach professional and technical content and the other to teach reading, writing, math or English language. You will learn by doing, and build your skills by directly applying what you learn.

I-BEST is for students who:

I-BEST programs

Transfer I-BEST

In this program students build their English and math skills in pre-college level classes, while also studying in college level classes.  This is a full-time, 3-quarter program that leads toward a transfer degree. Students may start in this program fall or winter quarter. In addition to having two teachers in most classes, the college level course is integrated with the English and Math classes. For more information, see Associate in Arts degree.

Quarter 1 (online and virtual hybrid schedules)

  • ENGLISH 90-95-98-101 Multi-level English  (5 credits) team taught
  • Math 92  (5 credits) this class has an embedded tutor
  • CCS 101 Pathways to Success (3 credits)- this class is taught by the I-BEST instructor

Quarter 2 (online and virtual hybrid schedules)

  • PSYCH 116 Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity (5 credits) team taught
  • ENGLISH 95-98-101   Multi-level English (5 credits) team taught
  • CMath107 Math in Society: Math 95, 107 (5 credits) team taught
  • CMath146 Introduction to Statistics: Math 95, 96, 146 (7 credits) team taught

Quarter 3 (online and virtual hybrid schedules)

  • NUTRITION 101 (5 credits) team taught
  • ENGLISH 98/101 or  ENG 102 (5 credits) this class is not team taught
  • third class is chosen based on individual education plan
Professional Technical I-BEST

In this program students build their English and math skills in pre-college level classes, while also studying in college level classes. This is a full-time, 2-quarter program that leads toward an Professional Technical degree. Students may start in this program fall or winter quarter. In addition to having two teachers in most classes, the college level course is integrated with the English and Math classes.

Quarter 1 (online and virtual hybrid schedules)

  • MATH 101 (5 credits) team taught
  • ENGLISH 90-95-98-101 Multi-level English (5 credits) team taught
  • CCS 101 Pathways to Success (3 credits)- this class is taught by the I-BEST instructor

Quarter 2 (online and virtual hybrid schedules)

  • PSYCH 116 Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity (5 credits) team taught
  • ENGLISH 95-98-101 Multi-level English (5 credits) team taught
  • third class is chosen based on individual education plan - this class is not team taught
Beginning Automotive Certificate I-BEST

Beginning Automotive Certificate I-BEST program (37 credits) is a full-time, 2-3 quarter program that leads to the Beginning Automotive Certificate. In these classes, students have the support of their Automotive instructor and the I-BEST instructor who is there 50% of the time. The I-BEST instructor helps students build their skills in reading, writing, and math as they study in the Automotive program.  Most classes are available in the morning or evening. For more information, see Beginning Automotive Technology Certificate.

  • AUTO 100 Introduction to Automotive (5 credits)
  • AUTO 110 Introduction to Automotive Electronic Systems (3 credits) 

*Associate degree students may substitute prior learning or training for AUTO 100 or 110

Team taught classes

  • AUTO 108 Engine I (7 cr) team taught
  • AUTO 109 Engine II (7 cr) team taught
  • AUTO 112 Intermediate Automotive Electrical Systems(6 cr) team taught
  • AUTO 113 Advanced Chassis Electrical (6 cr) team taught
  • AUTO 130 Steering and Suspension (6 cr) team taught
  • AUTO 131 Brakes (6 cr) team taughtI
Office Clerk / Receptionist Certificate I-BEST

The Office Clerk / Receptionist Certificate I-BEST program (29 credits + English, math classes as needed) 

This is a full-time, 3-quarter program that leads to earning the Office Clerk / Receptionist Certificate. Students may start in this program in fall quarter. In this program, students have two teachers in their classes; the I-BEST instructor is present 50% of the time. To earn the Office Clerk / Receptionist Certificate, students must be eligible for English 90 and Math 92. For more information, see Office Clerk / Receptionist Certificate.

Certificate/Degree classes

Quarter 1 (online and virtual hybrid schedules)

  • OFTEC 100 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications (5 credits) team taught
  • OFTEC 111 Keyboarding (2 credits) - this class is not team taught
  • OFTEC 105 Filing (2 credits) team taught
  • CCS 101 Pathways to Success (3 credits)- this class is taught by the I-BEST instructor

Quarter 2 (online and virtual hybrid schedules)

  • OFTEC 112 Skillbuilding  (2 credits) - this class is not team taught
  • OFTEC 136 Microsoft Word I (5 credits) team taught
  • OFTEC 165 Office Procedures (5 credits) team taught
  • ENG 90-95-98-101 Multi-level English (5 credits)- team taught

Quarter 3 (online and virtual hybrid schedules)

  • OFTEC 150 Formatting (4 credits) team taught
  • OFTEC 125 Digital Productivity Tools (4 credits) team taught
  • MATH 92 (5 credits) this class has an embedded tutor
Early Childhood Education Certificate I-BEST (NEW)

Start working on an Early Childhood Education certificate or degree with the support of two instructors. In these classes, students have the support of their Early Childhood instructor and the I-BEST instructor who is there 50% of the time. The I-BEST instructor helps students build their skills in reading, writing, and math as they study in the Early Childhood Education program. Classes are available online. For more information, see State Initial Early Childhood Ecuation certificate or Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science degree.

Certificate/Degree Classes

  • CCS 101 (3 credits) taught by I-BEST instructor
  • ECED&105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (5 credits) team taught
  • ECED&107 Health/Safety/Nutrition (5 credits) team taught
  • ECED&120 Practicum-Nurturing Relationship (2 credits) not team taught

How to Enroll

For more information or to enroll in an I-BEST program, contact Angela Holley, aholley@spscc.edu, 360-596-5288, Building 28, Room 125.