Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) is a nationally recognized, proven program for student success.  Students in LCC’s I-BEST program excel with twice the support and instruction, learning job skills while earning certificates and degrees in high demand careers. Students learn in a team teaching environment and have weekly access to extra instruction and assistance with an I-BEST instructor.  Credits earned are applied toward two year Associate degrees in high demand career fields.

About the Program

The I-BEST Program is designed for students who:

  • Want to excel in their classes, working with a team of teachers dedicated to student academic and professional success.
  • Want to increase their professional skills and wages, training for an in-demand job in one of 11 professional/technical career fields.
  • Are seeking Financial Aid, but don't have a high school diploma or GED.

I-BEST Instructors:

  • Help with coursework
  • Prep for quizzes and tests
  • Review papers
  • Help with course technology
  • Help with study skills
  • If students miss class or get behind and need help catching or need clarification on assignments


The quarterly CCP fee is waived for I-BEST Students, so tuition is all that is required. Need assistance? Find out how to pay for college.


In-person, hybrid and remote options are available. Learn more about class modalities.

Get Started

Fill out the form below or call (360) 442-2580 to request further information about I-BEST, or any College and Career Preparation program.

We will guide you through the process of enrolling in the program, starting with an Intake Appointment.

Excel with I-BEST

  • Students work with two teachers in the classroom: one provides job-training and the other teaches basic skills in reading, math or English language.
  • Students receive additional weekly academic support available targeted to classroom studies.
  • 91 percent of I-BEST students pass their classes with a 2.0 or above
  • 89 percent of I-BEST students earn credits attempted
  • I-BEST students earn an average honors level GPA of 3.26

Academic I-BEST

Academic I-BEST is available for students planning on completing any LCC AAS-T, BAS degree or transferring to another college or university.  Students can take advantage of twice the support and instruction in a few select courses each quarter, fall through spring.  

Current courses are:

  • BUS& 101
  • MATH& 107
  • NUTR& 101.

 Eligible Programs

  • Business & Retail Management
  • Business Technology & Administrative Support
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Reception
  •  Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Technology/Heavy Equipment Preventative Maintenance
  • Machine Trades
  • Multicraft Trades
  • Welding

Contact College and Career Preparation

General Inquiries

Contact our main office for more information about the CCP, ELL, HS+, and Open Doors programs.

  (360) 442-2580 -- Se habla español!
  (360) 442-2589
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  Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


  Jill Yates

  (360) 442-2584
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