Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) gives ESL/ABE students the opportunity to take professional-technical classes while at an advanced ESL or adult basic education level. In this type of program, students benefit from having a basic skills instructor along with a professional-technical instructor during half of their professional-technical coursework.
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Since the mission of the Academic Core program at Lake Washington is to help students develop foundational skills in written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, social science, and the humanities, the Academic I-BEST program helps ESL and ABE students complete their Core requirements in written communication, humanities, and social science. It provides ESL and ABE students with the opportunity to enroll in college courses while continuing to improve their Basic Skills. Eligible students are able to complete 15 – 40 transferable college credits in this program depending on which degree they are pursuing. This program is intended for students pursuing a two-year degree and is an articulation option to a transfer degree.
I-BEST Accounting Assistant
The I-BEST Accounting Assistant Certificate of Completion prepares an increasingly diverse workforce to begin accounting careers in order to meet business demands. It provides students with the opportunity to pursue the Accounting Assistant Certificate of Completion while continuing their progress in Basic Skills, and it is intended to be an articulation option to the Accounting Paraprofessional Certificate of Proficiency or the Accounting AAS degree.
Certificate of Completion - 38 credits
|Term I||14 Credits||Term II||13 Credits|
|ACCT 111||Introduction to Accounting I||5||ACCT 121||Introduction to Accounting II||5|
|ACCT 112||Business Calculator Applications||3||BTE 112||Excel I||5|
|BTE 120||Business Computer Management||3||ABED 078||Communication Skills Accounting Applications II||3|
|ABED 077||Communication Skills Accounting Applications I||3|
|Term III||11 Credits|
|ACCT& 201||Principles of Accounting I||5|
|ABED 079||Communication Skills Accounting Applications III||3|
I-BEST BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
The I-BEST Business Technology Certificate of Completion prepares students for positions in beginning administrative support, reception, customer care, and sales/marketing support. Graduates will also be eligible for entry into a variety of certificate programs (web maintenance, publication/sales/marketing support, project management support, customer service/product support, or Microsoft Office applications) as well as the full degree program.
Certificate of Completion - 30 credits
|Term I||14 Credits||Term II||16 Credits|
|BTE 105||Keyboarding I||3||BTE 112||Excel I||5|
|BTE 111||Word||5||BTE 124||PowerPoint||4|
|BTE 120||Business Computer Management||3||BTE 135||Outlook||4|
|ABED 070||Communication Skills Computer Applications I||3||ABED 072||Communication Skills Computer Applications II||3|
I-BEST Early Childhood Education (IniTial Certificate)
The I-BEST Early Child Education Certificate of Completion is the first step of the State of Washington Stackable Certificates that can ultimately lead to a two year degree in Early Childhood Education. The initial certificate may be a point of entry or a continuation of professional development from Level 1. Students gain knowledge and skills that will prepare them to work with young children in a childcare facility while continuing to develop basic skills.
Certificate of Completion - 15 credits
|Term I||15 Credits|
|ECED 105||Intro to Early Childhood Education||5|
|ECED 107||Shop and Business Practices||5|
|ECED 120||Basic Electrical Systems||2|
|ABED 066||Communication Skills Childcare Applications||
I-BEST Nursing Assistant
The I-BEST Nursing Assistant Certificate of Completion prepares students for employment as Nursing Assistants in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare agencies. Students may also continue on into practical or registered nurse programs. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the certification examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Certificate of Completion - 14 credits
|Term I||14 Credits|
|NURS 107||Nursing Assistant Theory||5|
|NURS 108||Nursing Assistant Laboratory||3|
|NURS 109||Nursing Assistant Practicum||3|
|ABED 053||Healthcare Bridge||
I-BEST GENERAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN
The I-BEST General Service Technician Certificate of Completion prepares an increasingly diverse workforce to meet employer demands in the automotive industry and is intended to be an articulation option to the Automotive Repair Technician Certificate of Proficiency or AAS Degree program. It provides ESL and ABE students with the opportunity to pursue the General Service Technician Certificate while continuing their progress in basic skills.
Certificate of Completion - 38 credits
|Term I||19 Credits||Term II||19 Credits|
|TRAN 110||Computer Basics/Transportation Trades||2||AUTO 120||Electrical/Electronics Systems||14|
|TRAN 112||Shop and Business Practices||5||AUTO 124||Maintenance Procedures||2|
|TRAN 113||Basic Electrical Systems||4||ABED 076||Communication Skills Transportation Applications II||3|
|TRAN 125||Mechanical Principles||5|
|ABED 074||Communication Skills Transportation Applications I||3|