I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) is a nationally recognized program for English language learners and Basic Skills students who want to start college classes, earn college certificates, learn workplace and job search skills, and gain confidence in English, study skills, and career readiness.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and we will answer your questions.
Drop-in hours are designed for questions that can be addressed in 15 minutes or less. They are first-come, first-served time and are available without an appointment. Drop-in advising is the fastest way to connect to an advisor for any urgent questions or to schedule a longer follow-up appointment.
Note: Students must have applied for admission and received a Student ID number to meet with a drop-in advisor.
Drop-in is only monitored during the hours listed. There are both in-person and virtual options. Please see the details below. If you try to attend outside of the hours listed for virtual hours, you will remain in the waiting room as there is no staff available to assist you. W207 is only open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In-person hours are only on these three days.
For all other appointment times and availability, please submit an Online Appointment Request Form, and an I-BEST advisor will get back to you as soon as possible to schedule.
During drop-in hours, click the button below to join the Zoom session.
Students without internet/cellular data to use the button above can call into Zoom using the following information:
Students can request a full appointment with an I-BEST advisor by filling out the Online Appointment Request Form.
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) classes at Lake Washington Institute of Technology have TWO instructors in ONE classroom. One instructor is Professional-Technical or General Education faculty and the other instructor is Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English Language Learning (ELL) faculty. As a result, I-BEST students receive more attention and assistance in their classes. With more academic support, I-BEST classes increase student success, so students can start certificates earlier, complete degrees faster, and gain the education they need to pursue their chosen careers!
Academic I-BEST provides support for students in completing many of their General Education requirements. General Education Requirements must be completed by all LWTech students to earn a Certificate of Proficiency or Associate degree. In addition, many General Education Requirements are pre-requisites to start programs such as Dental Hygiene, Pre-Nursing, Applied Design, Engineering/Biology Transfer degrees, Computing and Software Development, and many more.
Whether you want to upgrade your skills with a short certificate or complete an Associate degree at LWTech, I-BEST certificates can assist you in meeting your goals. I-BEST students in certificate programs benefit from added support at the beginning of their college journey and gain the confidence they need to enter the workforce and/or continue their education.
Ready to talk with an advisor about I-BEST? Fill-out an appointment request form and our advising team will reach out to schedule an appointment. I-BEST staff are both on campus and working remotely. Our team will schedule an appointment with you for either in person or virtual (Zoom) advising.
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public