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Tri-County Technical College

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, we are conducting business a bit differently. Information sessions will now be individually scheduled appointments via the phone or video conferencing.

Summer Session C I-BEST classes start June 19

 

For more information, call the I-BEST Office at 864-646-1461.

 

Sign-up for a Virtual I-BEST Information Session.

 

Can't make one of these sessions? No problem! Just call us: 864.646.1461
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I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) is a nationally recognized workforce development program designed by Washington State community colleges and adapted for Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties by Tri-County Technical College. Local I-BEST programs are created, offered, and enhanced through collaborative partnerships between the College, School Districts, Adult Education Centers, and employers throughout the tri-county area.

I-BEST Program Features:

  • Individualized advising and educational/career planning
  • Program completion in one semester (up to 14 weeks)
  • Industry-recognized Training and/or Certifications
  • Personal Success Plan
  • Cost of tuition, fees, books, and even the parking decal covered
  • Job placement assistance
  • Builds skills and habits of mind for college and work success
  • Day classes, Pendleton Campus

To be considered applicants must:

  • 17 years of age or older
  • High school graduate (diploma or GED); near completion of GED will be considered
  • Not currently a Tri-County student in a credit or non-credit program
  • Meet residency requirements

Next Steps:

  • Register for and attend an Information Session. Call us at: 864-646-1461
  • Complete I-BEST Application
  • Submit a high school or GED transcript (or score report)
  • Attend mandatory orientation

 

 

I-BEST PCA

Personal Care Aide Pathway

If you’re interested in starting a career in health and individual care, and helping others optimize their quality of life, the New I-BEST Personal Care Aide Pathway may be just what you’re looking for!

Pathway Purpose:

Prepares students for employment as Personal Care Aides and for further postsecondary education leading to success in health care careers requiring specific college degree(s) and/or credentials. Students will develop the skills and mindsets needed to be effective Personal Care Aides in homes or residential agencies, and to be successful learners in diverse educational settings.

Pathway Features:

  • College credits for eight semester hours (COL 120, AHS 101, AHS 190) - Personal Care Aide I Certificate
  • Prepares you for employment as Personal Care Aide and for further postsecondary education leading to success in health care careers requiring specific college degree(s) and/or credentials
  • You will develop the skills and mindset needed to be an effective Personal Care Aide in homes or residential agencies
  • You will be a successful learner in diverse educational settings
  • National Certifications and/or Trainings in Healthcare

Pathway Eligibility:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school graduate (diploma or GED); near completion of GED will be considered
  • Not currently a Tri-County student in a credit or non-credit program
  • Meet residency requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of drug screening and background checks (fees covered)

Manufacturing Pathway

 If you're interested in starting a career in Manufacturing, this certificate prepares you to transition from a job in non-manufacturing sectors to entry-level positions in manufacturing and to continue technical and post-secondary study needed for career growth and advancement.

Pathway Features:

  • College credits for eight semester hours (COL 120, MFG 101, MFG 102) - Manufacturing Production I Certificate
  • National, Industry-recognized, Training and/or Certifications:
    • OSHA 10 General Industry Standards Training
    • Lean Manufacturing Yellow Belt

Pathway Eligibility:

  • 17 years of age or older
  • High school graduate (diploma or GED); near completion of GED will be considered
  • Not currently a Tri-County student in a credit or non-credit program
  • Meet residency requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of drug screening and background checks (fees covered)

Smart Start | Start Over

Whether you're just getting started or starting over, you can ease your way into earning college credit through an exciting college and career readiness course, COL 120 (Credit Hours: 3).

This course builds skills and habits of mind for college and work success. You will:

  • Accomplish academic and job tasks using problem-solving and teamwork
  • Apply personal responsibility
  • Use learning strategies
  • Explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) careers
  • Earn a skill award appropriate for entry-level work

Through discussion, guided practice, and class projects, you will identify and use appropriate resources; apply strategies to succeed in college courses; participate actively in a collegiate learning environment; develop a global perspective; and apply personal responsibility to reach education, work, and personal development goals. This course is designed for students who are participating in the Technical Skills for Success (TSS) initiative.

 

PLUS, when you complete the course, you'll walk away with OSHA General Industry Standards training! Use what you've learned to begin work right away or begin a full degree program at Tri-County.

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I-BEST Contact Information

For more information on any of these I-BEST programs, contact the I-BEST Programs Office at 864-646-1461 or ibest@tctc.edu.

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