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College Start - The Best Way!

  • Who is eligible?

    Students who would like a positive support system to begin their college experience. This system is built to equip students with a strong foundation of skills to be successful in their continued college education and/or in the workplace.

    Students of any age that want a small class size, an extra instructor in the classroom, help navigating the college system, and classes that will lead to future educational and career pathways.

  • How can I-BEST help me?

    I-BEST classes help students to build skills to be successful in their college experience as well as for any job in the 21st century.

    Students develop skills that support their career and educational goals.

    Faculty help students connect with numerous on and off campus resources. Two instructors in the classroom and built-in study sessions give maximum support for student success.

  • Will I earn college credit in this program?

    Yes! Every class that you take in the I-BEST program will earn you college credit. In fact, many, if not all, of these credits can be used in many different programs at SFCC.

  • What happens after I complete the I-BEST program?

    The choice is up to you. Many students find that they are very good at school and enjoy it after being in I-BEST. During the I-BEST program, you will research what you would like to do next. Some students decide they would like to go back to work because they have updated skills that will benefit them, while others decide to continue on to obtain a certificate or a degree at SFCC. If you decide to stay at SFCC and get a certificate or degree, you will receive assistance in connecting with an SFCC advisor that will help you achieve your educational goals.

  • Is there financial aid assistance?

    Depending on your current situation, there are different sources for funding. You will receive help from an I-BEST faculty member to help you navigate and apply for funding.

  • What would a typical I-BEST schedule look like?

    The typical I-BEST schedule starts at 8:30 a.m. and is finished by 2:00 p.m. You will be taking business communications, business math, computer, and success classes. During your day, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of study sessions — complete your homework and receive help/tutoring.

  • When can I start this program?

    This program is offered every fall, winter, and spring quarter. Contact us today to get you started!

    Jill Enevold Suzanne Bettinger
    Phone: (509) 533-4169 Phone: (509) 279-6226
    Email: Jill.Enevold@sfcc.spokane.edu Email: Suzanne.Bettinger@scc.spokane.edu
    Office: Building 18-112E Office: Building 27-357 (Magnuson)
  • Do I have to take all of the I-BEST classes?

    We strongly suggest that you take all of the courses because they are a blend of classes that are designed to teach you a well-rounded set of skills. You will have the opportunity to network with classmates. If you are not able to enroll in all of the classes because of time restrictions, please contact us to learn about part-time I-BEST options.

  • Who should I contact if I am interested?
    Jill Enevold Suzanne Bettinger
    Phone: (509) 533-4169 Phone: (509) 279-6226
    Email: Jill.Enevold@sfcc.spokane.edu Email: Suzanne.Bettinger@scc.spokane.edu
    Office: Building 18-112E Office: Building 27-357