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IBEST Career Pathway Training

Photo of student looking up from work at a computer. If you're not at college level and want to begin your degree, TCC's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) can help!

Our program is specially designed to move you further, faster. You will:

  • Improve the reading, writing and comprehension skills you'll need for your future career
  • Begin job-relevant training
  • Begin working toward your professional-technical degree


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Program Description

I-BEST programs are for students who want to improve English language or basic skills but also want to earn a college-level certificate or 2-year degree.

I-BEST students have two teachers in each class: one professional-technical instructor, and one English-language or basic skills instructor. In addition, I-BEST students receive additional support for each professional-technical course. Read more...


I-BEST students can earn career-specific certificates in the following programs:

  • Child Development Associate
    Begin working towards a career in early childhood education. This three quarter program prepares you to work in a childcare or preschool and starts you on the path to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on children with special needs.
  • Not sure what career is right for you?
    Begin with our Career and College Pathways Academy (CCPA)! This one quarter program allows you to earn 8 college credits in Communications and Student Success while building your basic skills and exploring your career options.

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