I-BEST

Karen Lee
I-Best Navigator
karen.lee@lwtech.edu
(425) 739-8100 ext. 8567

Catherine England
I-Best Accounting Assistant Faculty
catherine.england@lwtech.edu
(425) 739-8100 ext. 8790

 

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 programs, students benefit from having an ESL instructor along with a professional-technical instructor during half of their professional-technical coursework.

The following three I-BEST programs are offered at various times during each academic year:

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 ESL and ABE 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 - 40 credits

TERM I

16 credits

ACCT

111

Introduction to Accounting I

5

ACCT

112

Business Calculator Applications

3

BTE

120

Business Computer Management

5

EASL

077

ESL Accounting Applications I

3

TERM II

13 credits 

ACCT

210

Introduction to Accounting II

5

BTE

112

Excel I

5

EASL

078

ESL Accounting Applications II

3

TERM III 

11 credits

ACCT&

201

Principles of Accounting I

5

ACCT

105

Quickbooks

3

EASL

079

ESL 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

13 credits

BTE 111

Word

5

BTE 198

Job Search Skills

2

BTE 120

Business Computer Management

3

EASL 070

Computer Applications I

3

TERM II

17 credits

BTE 114

Access

5

BTE 124

PowerPoint

4

BTE 112

Excel I

5

EASL 072

Computer Applications II

3

 

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

TRAN

110

Computer Basics/Transportation Trades

2

TRAN

112

Shop and Business Practices

5

TRAN

113

Basic Electrical Systems

4

TRAN

125

Mechanical Principles

5

EASL

074

ESL Transportation Applications I

3

TERM II 

19 credits

AUTO

120

Electrical/Electronics Systems

14

AUTO

124

Maintenance Procedures

2

EASL

076

ESL Transportation Applications II

3