Through a partnership with Golden Gate Language Schools (GGLS), conveniently located nearby in San Jose, students can now attend the International Culinary Center after receiving their English language education from GGLS.
How Does it Work?
For the ICC California Campus, GGLS offers the Guaranteed Transfer Program without TOEFL and the Conditional College Acceptance Program. Successful completion of their level 12 Intensive English Program may serve as proof of English proficiency.
About Golden Gate Language Schools
Since 1979, Golden Gate Language Schools has been teaching English to international students and professionals from all over the world. GGLS’ accredited programs help you build a strong foundation of the language. The Intensive English Program has 12 levels and over 30 small classes in all language skills. Classes are held year-round. All students receive a customized course that is designed to fit their needs and goals as well as their time frame.
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Ready to attend culinary school but need a little time to hone your English language skills? Through a unique partnership with Kaplan International SoHo, located just a short walk down Broadway from ICC, students can attend the International Culinary Center after receiving a high-quality English language education.
How Does it Work?
Students must complete the Kaplan Higher Intermediate level to demonstrate English language proficiency in lieu of a TOEFL exam. Once you’ve successfully finished the required language level with Kaplan, you can begin the registration process for ICC’s programs.
Kaplan International will help you determine what your English level is before you leave your home country and will tell you how many course weeks you need to take to meet International Culinary Center’s minimum level requirement.
What is the Higher Intermediate level?
The Higher Intermediate level means that you are competent with grammar and can understand and contribute to most conversations on familiar topics, but may make some mistakes.
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The person responsible for coordinating our efforts to comply with Section 504 is Student Services. All requests for reasonable accommodation must first be submitted to Student Services: (408)-370-5548.
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Career programs at the International Culinary Center in New York City are offered year round. Below listings reflect the schedule for new classes starting in the next 3-6 months. Other class dates are available. Please contact us for more information or click on the program titles below for in-depth information about the program. Contact Us New York Campus Overview Breakdown of Tuition and Fees
Career programs at the International Culinary Center in Campbell, CA are offered year round. Below listings reflect the schedule for new classes starting in the next 3-6 months. Other class dates are available. Please contact us for more information or click on the program titles below for in-depth information about the program. Contact Us California Campus Overview Breakdown of Tuition and Fees
Study at ICC first and then complete your studies at Pace, or attend ICC while completing your degree with day and evening programs to fit your schedule.
Real World Experience
At both Pace and ICC, you will be positioned for professional level externships at some of the top companies in this industry. Professional Culinary Arts students are required to complete a 200-hour externship as part of their education, selected with the guidance of career services to find an ideal match for your ambition. ICC students have externed at some of the best restaurants in New York City including Blue Hill, Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern, Jean-Georges and Daniel.
Graduate With Two Degrees
You’ll have a competitive advantage in the industry with a four-year college degree with a concentration in hospitality and tourism management from a top business school and a Grand Diplôme in Culinary Arts from a global leader in professional culinary, pastry and wine education.
The ESL + Food Certificate program, designed by The New School and International Culinary Center, allows students to attend ICC after receiving a high-quality English language education, including a class on The Language of the Kitchen. CLICK HERE to learn more. (F1 student visa eligibility based on full-time student status.)
A College Degree and Culinary Diploma
If you are torn between pursuing a college degree or completing a culinary program, now you can do both and earn credentials from two esteemed institutions. ICC has entered into a unique relationship with The New School (a leading university that’s home to Parsons School of Design and Mannes College of Music) in New York City. ICC grads can earn up to 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree at The New School, or 30 toward an associate’s degree. An SAT is not required. These exciting degree programs offer classes on campus in New York and online. The bachelor’s degree program can be completed entirely online.
Students at The New School work with a faculty advisor to design a degree that meets their individual goals. The types of coursework students can take is enormously broad, ranging from humanities and science to food studies and creative writing. Additionally, students may be able to take courses through other divisions of the university such as Eugene Lang College or Parsons.
If a degree is something you’ve always dreamed of or a stepping stone on a path to even greater achievement, now you can do what you love and get the academic preparation that will take you and your career to the next level.
Programs Eligible for The New School Bachelor’s Credit
ICC always puts student safety first, and we have the following age requirements in place for our recreational and amateur programs. Please contact the Admission office in New York (888.324.2433) or California (866.318.2433) with any questions about these policies.
All one-day recreational programs (except for those focused on alcohol) are open to students age 16 and up.
Students age 13-15 may enroll in mostrecreational and amateur programs along with a parent or guardian*.
Our culinary and pastry Teen Camps (NY & CA) are open to students age 13-18 (those under 18 must have parental approval).
Culinary Techniques (NY & CA) is open to students age 17 and up.
Pastry Techniques (offered in NY) is open to students age 17 and up with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Classes focused on beer, wine or cocktails are open to students age 21 and up. (Please note that alcohol for cooking may be present in other classes).
*With the exception of Doughnuts, Fritters & More—due to the use of hot oil in this class, students must be at least 16 years old to enroll.
Cancellations and Refunds
For all courses, payment in full is required at the time of registration. Refunds will only be issued in the event that the ICC cancels a course. Students will be given advance notice of cancellations. Effective for all recreational course registrations beginning on November 1, 2014, if you cancel your registration 14 or more calendar days prior to your course start date, you will be issued a credit equal to the amount paid that may be applied towards the cost of a future class. This credit must be used within three years from your original registration date. If you cancel your registration with less than 14 calendar days prior to your course start date or you attend no portion of the registered course, no credit will be issued. Gift certificates are non-refundable and not transferrable. In order to minimize class interruptions, ICC maintains the right to deny student registration and/or entrance if they are more than 30 minutes late. Please note that we are unable to offer makeup classes.
What to Wear
Proper attire is very important for safety and sanitary reasons. All students must wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and black non-slip, closed-toe shoes (no sneakers, loafers, sandals, etc.) for any hands-on cooking classes you attend. Please refrain from wearing dangle earrings. Hair that covers the collar should be tied back. Aprons and skull caps will be provided for use during class.
There are no dress requirements for classes that do not include hands-on cooking or baking.
Cell Phone Policy
Please respect your classmates and your instructor by refraining from using a cell phone to make calls or text messages during class. There are designated areas where cell phone use is allowed.
Emergencies, extreme weather, or other prohibitive conditions may require a cancellation. Contact us for information on school closures:
New York Campus 800.229.7990 or 646.254.7533
866.318.2433 or 408.370.9190