I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training)
Get academic support while you work towards your degree!
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) programs support students by providing an in-program support teacher that helps you develop your studying and academic skills.
The I-BEST model uses a team-teaching approach to combine college-readiness classes with our hands-on, competency-based classes. I-BEST has two instructors in the same classroom to teach technical and related academic skills.
What I-BEST programs are available?
Bates currently offers I-BEST in the following programs:
- Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanic
- Electrical Construction
- Fire Service
- Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
- Practical Nurse
How to get started
To enroll at Bates Technical College in one of our I-BEST or other program, contact us at 253.680.7002.
Nicole Hancock | I-BEST Instructor | email@example.com | 253.680.7439
Technical Instructors: Dave Leenhouts, Jim Androy, Michael Hardy
Michelle Earthwright | I-BEST Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 253.680.7450
Technical Instructor: Adam Cabeza, Brian Wivel, Jeffrey Coffey, Mark Snyder
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
Angela Driver | I-BEST Instructor | email@example.com | 253.680.7461
Technical Instructors: Lee Jefferson, Mike Sartore, Corey Vasquez, Rodolfo Hernandez
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Hongying Douglas | I-BEST Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 253.680.7427
Technical Instructors: Anthony Hickonbottom, Rob Renfro, Terry Forrey
Amanda Quintana | I-BEST Instructor | email@example.com | 253.680.7395
Technical Instructors: Eileen Beck, Lara Cooper, Rebekah Heath, Rachel Nguyen, Cheyenne Heaton, Maria Mendez, Margaret Stengel