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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 January, 2019:

Industrial Technology IBEST
Downtown Campus
January - December 2019

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

Industrial Technology IBEST at PCC Downtown Campus,
1255 N. Stone  Ave., Building Room 118

  • Monday, October 8 - 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 18 - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 30 - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 6 - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 15 - 12:00 pm


Logistics and Supply Chain Management IBEST
East Campus 
January - December 2019

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

Logistics IBEST at PCC East Campus 
8181 E. Irvington Rd
All of the info sessions will be held on Wednesdays

  • October 10 - 5:30 pm
  • October 17 - 5:30 pm
  • October 24 - 1:00 pm
  • November 7 - 5:30 pm
  • November 20 - 5:30 pm


Current IBEST programs at PCC include:

  • Medical Assistant IBEST- Desert Vista Campus

 Past IBEST programs at PCC include:

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