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Integrated Education and Training (IET) Programs

Our Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs are aimed to provide workplace skills and adult basic education to English Language Learners and High School Completion students, so they can qualify for promotions or jobs in a high-demand industry.

At the end of these programs, students can take an examination and earn a certification in a specific area.

Currently, we offer an Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Basic Construction Skills training program, an Integrated Education and Training Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training, and three Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) programs.

Integrated Education and Training Programs

Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Basic Construction Skills Program

Our Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Basic Construction Skills program provides technical training for an in-demand career.

In this training, students learn about workplace safety, construction math and construction drawing, material handling, and safe handling of hand and power tools.

Students also learn about employability and communication skills while improving their English skills.

Upon completion of the training students are eligible for the NCCER Construction Certificate and OSHA 10 Safety Card.

Integrated Education and Training (IET) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training

The Integrated Education and Training (IET) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training prepares students for the Iowa DOT CDL Class A examination including the Pre-trip Vehicle Inspection, Skills, and Driving tests.

At the beginning of the program students study for the General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination Vehicle tests to earn a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). The Commercial Learner’s Permit allows students to train in semi-trailer trucks of over 26.000 lbs.

Instructors also help with workplace preparation skills, job applications, and technical vocabulary in the commercial driving setting.

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Programs

Our Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) programs aim to start your college career by providing college credits to pursue an associates degree at Hawkeye Community College while helping you improve your English skills to increase your job success.

In the I-BEST model, a basic skills instructor and content instructor jointly design and teach college-level occupational classes that admit basic skills-level students.

Basic skills instructors help with English, math, workforce preparation skills, etc.

Content instructors provide the workplace skills for an in-demand career.

I-BEST Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Program

In the I-BEST Computer Numerical Control (CNC) program students learn the basics of precision machining including how to use precision measurement devices like a caliper, micrometers, and different size gauges to learn how to machine a part within 0.005”. Students also learn how to set up a part and how to control the CNC mill.

Students learn on controllers that simulate machines and proof your programs before they load them to a machine.

Upon successful completion of this program students:

  • Will have the skills needed to apply for entry level machining work or to seek a promotion from their current employer.

  • Will have earned six college credits and have completed the Machine Trade Printreading I (3 credits), Introduction to CNC Programming I (2 credits), and Industrial Safety and Mechanical Systems (1 credit plus OSHA 10 Safety Card) courses.

  • Can enroll in the CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology AAS degree program offered on Main Campus.

I-BEST Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

The I-BEST Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program works with students to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), a healthcare professional who provides hands-on care services to patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Tasks performed include, but are not limited to, measuring patient vitals signs and feeding, bathing, dressing, and moving patients.

Instructors help students with workplace skills for CNA and to help prepare them for the CNA state exam to become registered CNAs.

Upon successful completion of this program students:

  • Are eligible to take the CNA state exam to become registered CNAs and apply for CNA positions.

  • Will have earned three college credits.

  • Can enroll in the Nursing credit program offered on Main Campus.

I-BEST Hospitality Management Program

The I-BEST Hospitality Management program prepares students for new challenges in the food or lodging industry.

During the 16-week semester, students will:

  • Learn fundamentals in how to safely prepare food when serving customers, event planning, and restaurant and hotel management.

  • Take part in hands-on activities at Mac’s Place Café where they learn how to use equipment such as Point-of-Sales systems, coffee makers, ovens, dishwashers, etc.

  • Learn from successful business owners about real-life experiences in the workplace.

Upon successful completion of this program students:

  • Are eligible to take the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Manager exam that certifies that they have food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness.

  • Will have earned six college credits and have completed the Hospitality Safety and Sanitation (3 credits) and Introduction to Hospitality (3 credits) courses of the Hospitality Management AAS degree program offered on Main Campus.

  • Can enroll in the Hospitality Management AAS degree program offered on Main Campus.

Integrated Education and Training (IET) Programs

English Language Learning I-BEST Lead Instructors/Coordinators

Emily Luttrell-Narigon
Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center
319-296-4278 ext. 2006
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Hernán Llerena Gómez
Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center
319-296-4278 ext. 2004
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English Language Learning Lead Instructor and Coordinator

Brandon Morgan
Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center
319-296-4278 ext. 2008
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