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I-BEST is a certificate program that combines Adult Basic Education and technical-skills training using a team approach. You don't need a High School Equivalency Exam or high school diploma to complete these certificate programs. Programs are two to three quarters and can lead to employment, or students can transfer the credits to a degree or certificate program.

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CPTC I-BEST Programs

Computer Assisted Design

Full description

Learn the basics of computer-assisted design for employment as an architectural drafter aide. Pathway to AAS/AAT degree in architectural engineering design. Spring or fall quarter enrollment. 

Nursing Assistant — Certified

Full description

Learn the basics of nursing for employment as a certified nursing assistant. Pathway to LPN certificate and RN degree. Spring or fall quarter enrollment.

Chemical Dependency Specialist

Full description

Learn the basic concepts of chemical dependency, its prevention and treatment, and helping people with problem associated with chemical dependency. Cohort begins every three quarters.

Eligibility Requirements

Mandatory orientation. CASAS assessment scores between 224 and 256 in Reading/Math or Reading/Listening.

Get Started

Call or stop by the Adult Basic Education office to speak with our I-BEST specialist, Patricia Lange.

Patricia Lange
I-BEST Specialist
Adult Basic Education
Building 37, Room 16


Patricia Lange
Building 10, Room 101