Glendale Community College (Glendale, CA) was founded in 1927 and has been offering "over 85 years of Educational Excellence and Quality" during this time. Glendale College, or "GCC," is fully accredited by the regional accrediting body "WASC," and enrolls 16,000 students during any given Semester. The College also has an active and dynamic International Student Program department — enrolling 500 International students from over 50 countries. GCC has one of the highest "transfer rates" to four-year Universities within the California system of two-year community colleges. This system is ideal for International Students as it allows F-1 visa students to save time and money on their U.S. Undergraduate education programs. Please review this "Fact Sheet" page for more highlights and details on how to apply for successful Admission.

International Student Office

  • Full-time professional staff with world-travel experience and multiple language skills.
  • Full support for Admissions processing, evaluation, and successful enrollment.
  • Full support services for academic counseling/class registration & immigration
  • advising. "New Student Orientation" offered Fall & Spring Semesters.
  • Programming activities both on-campus & off-campus with International Student Club. Active Student Govt. Association, along with clubs, events, and athletics.
  • Off-Campus Housing & Host Family "Homestay" Placements

“Fast Facts”

  • Public, two-year college, coeducational.
  • Enrollment: 15,000 students; includes 600 international students; 50 countries.
  • Accreditation: WASC: Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • Small-City setting (safe and friendly); 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
  • Degrees Offered: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science (60 units); Certificates. Full-time Credit ESL/Language Training is available for new students.
  • Admission Requirements: High School Diploma completion; or “C” average (2.0 GPA) if transferring from U.S. college/university; personal essay statement.
  • TOEFL requirement: 450; 45 on iBT exam. Or, IELTS British Council exam with minimum “band score” = 4.5.
  • Tuition & Fees (Academic Year: 2016-17): $6,385. “Non-Resident” tuition = $205 per unit.
  • Estimated Living Expenses (off campus, 10 months): $12,000.
  • Academic Calendar: Semester system (16-week terms) and short-term “Sessions.” Fall Semester begins in early September; Spring Semester begins in mid-February; Winter Session begins in early January; Summer Session begins the end of June.
  • Average class size: 25 to 30 students.
  • Faculty and Instructors hold Master and Doctoral degrees.
  • English as a Second Language program (with course credit) following admission to a degree program. Includes advanced instruction for grammar, writing, speaking and listening skills.
  • Popular Majors Include Arts and Animation Design, Aviation (with Flight Attendant concentration), Business Administration, Communications, Culinary Arts, Computer Science/Information Systems, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Music, Nursing, Theatre, TV Production, Visual Arts. 75 total academic majors.
  • Modern /high-tech campus located on the hillside of 100 acres with 18 permanent buildings.

GCC

Academic Programs

Glendale Community College has served Glendale and the surrounding area since 1927 earning a strong reputation for academic excellence that meets the needs of a changing world. As a fully accredited institution, Glendale C.C. provides an exciting variety of academic, vocational, and short-term course programs. The College offers some 75 academic majors leading to the Associate degree, along with a wide selection of General Education courses - allowing students the opportunity to complete requirements for the first two years of college and then transfer to a university with full junior standing. This allows international students to save time and money on their education in the United States. International students at Glendale can arrange individual meetings with academic counselors who advise students on their academic plan, general orientation skills needed to succeed, and course registration as a full-time student (12 units per semester).

Admission Requirements for F-l Visa Students:

• Completed GCC International Application Form & App. Fee. • Official transcripts from High School & Diploma Cert, of Completion. • Official Bank Statement & Sponsorship Form (min. approx. $20,000 USD - Total costs per Academic Year). • TOEFL min. of 45 on iBT, or 450 paper. IELTS "band score" 4.5 min. • One-Page Essay/Personal Statement of education/career goals. Note: "Academic Credit ESL" Language Training admission without TOEFL or IELTS.

Other Highlights, Facts and Off-Campus Attractions:

• Flexible Admission and enrollment schedule for International students. • Small class sizes and dedicated faculty instructors. • Modern, High-Tech, campus with 22 computer labs, Science Center and digital, full-dome "Planetarium." • 75 Academic Majors for Associate Degrees and short-term Certificates. • Small-city/suburban setting in the City of Glendale; pop. of 200,000. • Very close to Glendale shopping centers, restaurants, parks, entertainment. • Safe & convenient location - 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles; 10 miles from Hollywood Studios. Beach communities & coastline 25 miles. • Off-campus housing placements via "Homestay' Host Family co., "ISP." • Active Student Clubs, Student Government Association and Athletic Teams for both men & women: Football, Soccer, Track & Field, Tennis, Golf, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Basketball along with intramural sports. • Transfer Center for special counseling to universities, information seminars, "Transfer Fairs" each Semester and workshops. • "Credit ESL" English program and "Conditional Admission Letter" for new students. The program can enroll new students in Associate Degree programs or Language Training studies first Semester. GCC

Location And Climate

Glendale Community College is located in the City of Glendale, a safe and suburban residential community about ten miles (or 20 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles. With a blend of the modern and traditional, Glendale College offers a scenic hillside campus on the slopes of the San Rafael Mountains overlooking the valleys in Glendale and parts of the Los Angeles skyline. The campus consists of 100 acres and 18 buildings, including the new "Science Center" complex with Planetarium, and the newly-remodeled Student Center/Bookstore, Cafeteria, and Culinary Arts facility. Other services and amenities include a renovated library, various computer labs, student health center, transfer center, math/science center, advanced technology center, an auditorium for the performing arts, student art exhibits, fitness center and athletic track. The City of Glendale has a population of 200,000 residents. The Southern California climate is generally a temperate and warm climate year round with average temperatures ranging from 15° Celsius in the winter months to 35° Celsius in the summer.

International Student Life

All new international students are required to attend a special orientation prior to the Fall and Spring semesters. Students are encouraged to arrive at least two weeks before the start of semester classes for special advising, testing, and academic course planning. Students are welcomed by the President of the College, various faculty, staff, admissions personnel, and health insurance representatives. Students are provided detailed instructions and assistance in the registration process. All relevant immigration regulations and procedures are explained in detail. English placement testing is available for those students who were not able to take the test before orientation. Off-campus housing information is made available for students interested in apartments, roommate placement, or perhaps living with a host American family. The international student population at Glendale is an active and integral part of the College community. Cultural and social highlights include the International Students Association related to student government, and the annual "International Week" in the spring - complete with a fashion show, world music, cultural exhibits, food fair, and dinner dance. The International Office also promotes various "field trips" to local attractions around Southern California.

Programs taught in:
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Associate of Arts

Glendale Community College

Course curriculum for either programs involves a wide spectrum of topics ranging from history of art, structure and principles of design, image generation and combination ... [+]

We offer a full certificate, with 7 areas of specialization.

Motion Graphic Design (2d digital animation) Animation Design 3d Digital Modeling 3d Texturing 3d Character Setup and Animation Digital Sculpture Video Game Design

Industry professionals will be teaching classes in all areas. All specialty areas are intended to be taken over a 4 semesters (for most students two years) and are aimed at providing students with entry level artist skills.

Career Summary

Animators use drawings, illustrations, software programs, and electronic tools to create visual imagery and affects for films, commercials, mobile devices, video games, and other forms of media. In the process, they may develop storyboards, plan and script animated narrative sequences, and assist with production coordination. Most animation artists work in motion picture, television, game design, and advertising industries. Animation has evolved into a truly global business. Top-quality animation is produced throughout the world in countries like Spain, France, Korea, Australia, and Russia. As a result, it has become a highly competitive job market, in which animation artists are judged by their portfolio, demonstrating their individual style, vision, and skills level. It is very much a “show me what you can do” profession. While natural talent and creative ability are an absolute must, they are only the starting point on the road to success. Whereas originally, animations technique were based on hand-drawn cells, nowadays, animation is largely dominated by computer-generated imagery (CGI). Therefore, specialized software knowledge and skills are essential for practically all jobs in the visual arts... [-]

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Culinary Arts 111 provides an introduction and application of the principles of food preparation for the consumer by professionals. The course emphasizes hands-on cooking ... [+]

CULIN 111 FUNDAMENTALS OF PROFESSIONAL COOKING 1

(formerly Beginning Food Preparation)

4 units

Culinary Arts 111 provides an introduction and application of the principles of food preparation for the consumer by professionals. The course emphasizes hands-on cooking, tasting and evaluation to teach professional culinary techniques. The course also stresses how ingredients and culinary processes affect product outcome.

Lecture 1.5 hours. Laboratory 7.5 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer credit: CSU

CULIN 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF PROFESSIONAL COOKING 2

4.0 Units

CULIN 112 is a continuation of Culinary Arts 111. It is the introduction and application of the principles of food preparation. The course emphasizes high production standards, attractive service, use of proper equipment, and efficient use of time. The course also stresses work simplification, nutrition requirements, and preparation of specialized food. ... [-]

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The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in grammar, composition, literary analysis, and logical argumentation in t ... [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in grammar, composition, literary analysis, and logical argumentation in the field of English. These skills provide tools for inquiry into local, national, and global topics within the discipline.

The Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in English at a California State University.

The English AA-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (40 units) or IGETC (37-39 units) requirements.... [-]

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Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate increased reading and listening comprehension of the target languages; utilize oral and written communicative s ... [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate increased reading and listening comprehension of the target languages; utilize oral and written communicative skills to produce the target languages; and demonstrate increased appreciation of the target languages’ cultures. A minimum of 18 units in one of the following options is required. All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

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Because of the broad spectrum of design application within the field of Graphic Design it can be challenging to define what Graphic Design is or what a Graphic Designer d ... [+]

Because of the broad spectrum of design application within the field of Graphic Design it can be challenging to define what Graphic Design is or what a Graphic Designer duties are within a professional environment.

The following info is an attempt to clarify the question, What is Graphic Design?

If you ask AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) They would define Graphic Design as: Graphic design, also known as communication design, is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. The form of the communication can be physical or virtual, and may include images, words, or graphic forms. The experience can take place in an instant or over a long period of time. The work can happen at any scale, from the design of a single postage stamp to a national postal signage system, or from a company’s digital avatar to the sprawling and interlinked digital and physical content of an international newspaper. It can also be for any purpose, whether commercial, educational, cultural, or political.... [-]

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The Department of Mass Communications offers instruction to the aspiring journalist or public relations specialist as well as the general education student seeking to be ... [+]

The department of Mass Communications offers instruction to the aspiring journalist or public relations specialist as well as the general education student seeking to be a savvier media consumer. Students interested in career in print journalism will find classes taught by a former Los Angeles Times editor. The department's popular Mass Communications 101 course is tailored to general education students and media majors wishing an overview of the mass media. The department is currently expanding into a third area, public relations. Students may earn an Associates in Arts Degree in Media / Communications, an Associate in Science Degree in Media/Communications, or a Certificate of Completion in Mass Communication / Public Relations. ... [-]

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The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Music Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically inten ... [+]

The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Music Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in music at a California State University. The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in the field of music including those topics and issues related to global, national, and local aspects of the field of study.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to identify major topics, developments, debates, and issues in music, students will be able to apply their knowledge of key concepts in music to discuss, analyze, and synthesize a variety of theoretical and practical foci in music. Students will be able to gain a global, national, and local perspective on issues pertaining to music preparing them for multiple pathways for future study and career opportunities. ... [-]

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The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically int ... [+]

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in psychology at a California State University. The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in the field of psychology including those topics and issues related to global, national, and local aspects of the field of studies.

The Psychology AA-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (40 units) or IGETC (37-39 units) requirements.

All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.... [-]

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Upon completion of this program, the student will have developed a broad and critical understanding of the complex interconnections between the human and environmental fo ... [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will have developed a broad and critical understanding of the complex interconnections between the human and environmental forces in their world. The student will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills and a basic understanding of the complex interrelationships between human kind and the biophysical environment.

All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

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The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specificall ... [+]

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in theatre arts at a California State University. The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in the field of theatre arts including those topics and issues related to global, national, and local aspects of the field of study. Student have a variety of courses in the fundamentals of theatre including the areas dramatic criticism, theory, performance, technical stage, and preparation in all aspects of theatre arts production. The Theatre Arts AA-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (40 units) or IGETC (37-39 units) requirements. All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. ... [-]

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Associate of Science

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This Pilot Training Program prepares men and women of all ages to enter the exciting field of commercial aviation. A comprehensive selection of ground classes and flight ... [+]

This Pilot Training Program prepares men and women of all ages to enter the exciting field of commercial aviation. A comprehensive selection of ground classes and flight labs prepare pilot training students to pass Federal Aviation Administration private pilot, instrument rating, and commercial pilot knowledge and practical examinations. Ground training is conducted at the main campus. Flight training is conducted from our Whiteman Airport Facility located in Pacoima utilizing college-owned aircraft. Collectively, the pilot training faculty have logged over 40,000 hours of flight time. Faculty members have real-world experience in such diverse positions as commercial airline pilot, corporate pilot, police helicopter pilot, Alaskan bush pilot, and Los Angeles traffic watch pilot. In addition to preparing students for commercial pilot positions, the program is also appropriate for those students wishing to become private pilots or earn an instrument rating. ... [-]

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The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree provides a foundation in biology for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in biology. Succes ... [+]

The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree provides a foundation in biology for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in biology. Successful completion of the transfer degree guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree in biology or a related field.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to describe and demonstrate correct use of biology laboratory equipment, be well-prepared for upper division biology courses, and be well-qualified as transfer students to a four-year university biology program. The Biology AS-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (30 units) or IGETC (31 units) requirements. (This TMC presumes completion of IGETC or CSU-GE Breadth for STEM, allowing completion of 6 units of non-stem GE work after transfer). All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Science degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. ... [-]

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The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer Degree is designed to provide students with the common core of lower division courses required to transfe ... [+]

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer Degree is designed to provide students with the common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration. This includes business degrees with options such as accounting, finance, human resources management, international business, management, operations management, and marketing. The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree aligns with the CSU Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

The Business Administration AS-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (40 units) or IGETC (37-39 units) requirements.... [-]

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Chemistry is a central branch of the physical sciences that focuses on the properties, composition, structure, and changes occurring in living and man-made matter. Chemis ... [+]

Chemistry is a central branch of the physical sciences that focuses on the properties, composition, structure, and changes occurring in living and man-made matter. Chemists apply scientific principles, develop theories, and devise complex methods and techniques for probing the laws that govern the composition of elements and reactions between substances with a goal to create new or improved products and processes for practical use. They operate specialized instruments, lab equipment and computers to monitor, measure, and evaluate changes in matter. Chemists are divided into four main specialties. Organic chemists deal with the structure, properties, and reactions of carbon-based compounds, most of which are substances originally derived from living organisms. Their work is central to developing a myriad of commercial products such as drugs, cosmetics, detergents, fuels, plastics, and fertilizers. Inorganic chemists seek to understand the behavior and the analogues for inorganic elements, the compounds of non-carbon structure, including most of the metals and minerals, and how these materials can be manipulated and used in a practical way. Their discoveries have benefited the microchip, mining, ceramics industries, medical and pharmaceutical fields. Physical Chemists focus on the quantitative relationships between the chemical and physical properties of substances. They develop testing methods for identifying and predicting the fundamental physical characteristics of materials in a solid, liquid, or gas form and for formulating new products. Their work is instrumental for finding new energy sources. Analytical Chemists perform qualitative and quantitative analyses to examine the content of substances and measure the amount of each component... [-]

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The GCC Child Development programs (Infant/Toddler Teacher, Teacher - Preschool, Teacher - School-Age Care, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor) intend to prepare graduates f ... [+]

Child Development Department

GCC Child Development has served the needs of new teachers since 1940. We continue to prepare ECE professionals to meet the demands of teaching as we navigate the 21st Century. In keeping with the institutional mission, the department is "preparing teachers to serve in a culturally diverse world." This ideology both informs and guides the structure and delivery of program opportunities. It is manifested in our goal to help future teachers to reflect critically on the process of teaching, their relationships to students, and the role of education in a pluralistic society.

Laboratory School

Glendale Community College Laboratory School is a dynamic model for teaching and learning. As an innovative, field-based teaching site, Glendale Community College Laboratory School blends curriculum development and professional outreach to support the changing needs of the communities, administrators, teachers, and learners it serves. The Glendale Community College Laboratory School demonstrates a commitment to excellence, respect for diversity, and dedication to creating a community of life-long learners.... [-]

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Since computers have become a permanent fixture in our lives and have penetrated just about every professional field today, there is virtually no workplace that can survi ... [+]

TRANSFER to CSUN and Other Institutions

Below are listed 5 new courses at Glendale Community College being taught in the Computer Science/Information Systems Department, each with its counterpart at CSUN. These courses are lower division requirements at CSUN. CSUN has written us that these courses will articulate with their counterparts. These courses now show up on ASSIST, the California transfer student information site.

211 Data Structures 212 Advanced Data Structures 165 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language 265 Advanced Computer Architecture and Assembly Language 280 Concepts of Programming Languages

Note that even if you, the student, do not have credit for a particular prerequisite, if you feel you know the material through either studying on your own, or working in the field, you should talk to the instructor about adding you to the class anyway.... [-]

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The Engineering Transfer department curriculum is formulated to meet the specific needs of students whose goal is to transfer to a four-year Engineering Degree program. ... [+]

The Engineering Transfer department curriculum is formulated to meet the specific needs of students whose goal is to transfer to a four-year Engineering Degree program.

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Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge required in the field of restaurant management including professional cooking, sanitation ... [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate skills and knowledge required in the field of restaurant management including: professional cooking, sanitation practices, institutional purchasing, beverage and bar operations, banquet and catering presentation, and management principles for food service personnel. This certificate provides students with the professional preparation required to meet the new trends and demands of management in the food service industry. Certificate courses focus on the fundamentals of operating a food service establishment, emphasizing personnel supervision, purchasing, menu development, cost control, and beverage service, as well as other aspects of management. Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements. ... [-]

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The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Degree provides students with sufficient understanding of mathematical concepts, skills, and applications to attain u ... [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to solve applications in math and science using derivatives, integrals, differential equations and linear algebra; evaluate limits, derivatives and integrals; solve a variety of rudimentary and second order differential equations; and analyze, synthesize and evaluate theorems in Linear Algebra.

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Degree provides students with sufficient understanding of mathematical concepts, skills, and applications to attain upper division status in mathematics at most four-year colleges and universities. This coursework will satisfy the lower division mathematics requirements at a California State University (CSU). Successful completion of the transfer degree in Mathematics guarantees the student acceptance to the California State University.... [-]

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Upon completion of this program, students will be able to explain the difference between evidence and theory in science and cite an example in their explanation. ... [+]

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to explain the difference between evidence and theory in science and cite an example in their explanation; use instruments and computers to accurately measure, graph, and analyze physical properties (these instruments will include calipers, micrometers, mass balances, spectrometers, interferometers, and digital oscilloscopes depending upon which courses the student had taken); interface computers and sensors using digital conversion technology and the Data Studio Software package to perform experiments in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and chemistry.

A minimum of 18 units from courses chosen from at least 2 of the following 3 categories are required. ... [-]

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