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:
- Administrative Medical Assistant
- Biomedical Service Technician: Clinical Engineering
- CNC Machinist
- Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanic
- Electrical Construction
- Electronic Equipment Service Technician
- Facilities Maintenance Engineer
- 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.
Biomedical Service Technician/Electronic Equipment Service Technician
Paula Grow | I-BEST Instructor | email@example.com | 253.680.7265
Technical Instructors: Art Cutting, Franklin Hsu, Landon Johnson
Paula Emerson-Glade | I-BEST Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 253.680.7273
Technical Instructors: Barry Young, Denell Zander, Dan Sanford, Steve Rose
Kathryn Lorz | I-BEST Instructor | email@example.com | 253.680.7433
Technical Instructors: Dave Leenhouts, Jeff Llapitan, Jim Androy
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
Phil Marr | I-BEST Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 253.680.7291
Technical Instructors: Lee Jefferson, Mick McGuire, Mike Sartore
Amanda Quintana | I-BEST Instructor | email@example.com | 253.680.7395
Technical Instructors: Bill Swarens, Becky Piper, Karen Albright, Lucia Bell, Eileen Beck
Facilities Maintenance Engineer
Karrie Zylstra | I-BEST Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 253.680.7540
Technical Instructor: Dale Trombley
Administrative Medical Assistant
Angela Driver | I-BEST Instructor | email@example.com | 253.680.7169
Technical Instructor: Mary Ann Keith