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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 are able to enroll in credit classes and work simultaneously towards attaining their career/technical certificate and pass their High School Equivalency. But you still enroll in an IBEST cohort if you already have your High School Equivalency, if you think extra support would be helpful.

 In Pima’s IBEST programs, the 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
Anel Cossio -  520.206.6146
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