Frequently Asked Questions

You can easily complete an application here on our website (Prospective Students > Enroll). However, we are here to serve you! Call us during business hours and we will walk you through the application process (it will only take you about 15 minutes). 858.581.9460 Ask for Gerard or Veronica.
Our classes are integrated with both the theoretical and practical teaching methodologies. Students are taught in all the classes. Furthermore, ICoHS provides a wide array of practicum/internship/research opportunities for our students.
ICoHS is dedicated to providing the resources students will need to transition from the classroom environment to a successful career. Our career and placement representative works with all of our students prior to graduation. Furthermore, the practicum/internship is a requirement for most of our programs, and this may lead to full employment. ICoHS does not guarantee student placement.
ICoHS offers the following assistance programs:

  • Veterans Assistance
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Fund
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

ICoHS provides interest-free payment plans for those who do not qualify for the above programs. You will need to come in and speak with a financial representative for consideration.

We do not like deadlines, but there are limited spaces for each quarter. We encourage you to get your application in as soon as possible to avoid being deferred to the next quarter. Please see the academic calendar.
Your transfer credits must be from an accredited institution. We will accept up to 50% of your program as long as the classes have the same learning objectives as the respective classes from ICoHS. Also, we can only apply transfer classes completed within the past 10 years.
Sure you can! It is called a Continuing Education Unit (CEU). These CEUs can be applied to future programs. These CEU classes follow the same policies as transfer credits.
There is free neighborhood parking available for students. Please check the following link. Neighborhood Parking Map Unfortunately, ICoHS does not provide on-site parking.
We want you to enroll in many programs, but we ask that you complete one program at a time.
Part-time is defined as less than 180 hours per quarter. Full-time is defined as 180 hours or more. Students must be able to complete their courses within 150% of the specified program time.
The average teacher to student ratio is approximately 1:10. The maximum amount of students in a classroom is no more than 27.
Are you ready to take on this journey? If so, here is what you can expect:

  • Our motto is, “we are here to serve,” and this is permeated throughout the school. When you walk into ICoHS, you will experience this “serving” attitude. We value your comments and suggestions and will strive to fulfill your demands.
  • Highly qualified,innovative, passionate instructors who are leaders in their various fields of study. Please look at each of our instructor's bios.
  • At ICoHS, our dynamic curriculum balances different perspectives; the foundation at ICoHS gives our students the competitive edge.
  • ICoHS Student Services will meet and exceed expectations for our students to ensure that they receive the following: counseling, academic preparation, assistance in job placement, and ample hands-on training.
Little Italy provides the taste and atmosphere that inspires individuals to become givers. Located in Downtown San Diego, it is the perfect place to experience the food, art, and culture of a thriving international community.
While ICoHS cannot guarantee employment, our student services department diligently seeks out and connects our students with the best opportunities available in the market.
No, tuition does not cover your book and other fees. Please see the ICoHS Catalog for details.
ICOHS is 100% handicap friendly.
While ICoHS does not sell food directly, the facility does provide students with a dining area, kitchens with refrigerator and microwave, and taps throughout the school that dispense alkaline water.
Yes, international students need to apply for an M-1 visa.
An M-1 visa is an immigration document that permits foreign citizens to come to the U.S. to study full-time at a vocational school for the duration of the academic program of their choice. For more details, please visit the site