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Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Assistant Certificate (I-BEST Opportunities)

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Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

I-BEST opportunities enable students to develop both their literacy and job skills as they prepare for the workforce and continued study in college. I-BEST offerings pair a professional/technical content instructor with an adult basic education instructor to help students progress in reading, writing, and math while also training for a career. I-BEST students can work on improving their basic educational skills while also earning college-level credit. Students participating in I-BEST can receive specialized financial aid and academic support services.

YVC offers the following I-BEST opportunities:

  • Agriculture
  • Business Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing Assistant Certification

For more information on the I-BEST programs, visit www.yvcc.edu/CCC or call 509-574-4911.

Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) I-BEST

YVC offers a two-quarter Nursing Assistant I-BEST that prepares students for a career as a nursing assistant. Students will improve their reading, writing, and math skills while participating in NAC skills training. Upon successful completion of the courses, students will be eligible to apply and test for the Nursing Assistant Certification with the Washington State Department of Health. This I-BEST helps prepare students to pursue Medical Assisting, Nursing, and other degrees and certificates in the Health Care Pathway.

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