ICASI Partnership Information


Kent State University Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center and The International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute (ICASI) are now partners in education for higher learning. Through this academic partnership, students who have received a certificate or diploma in culinary or pastry arts from ICASI will earn credits toward the completion of an Associate of Technical Study (A.T.S) degree at Kent State Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center. Online courses are available. 

ICASI (international culinary arts and sciences institute)

Located in Chesterland, Ohio, ICASI is an advanced, accredited professional culinary and pastry art school. The unique, multifaceted curriculum teaches students the necessary skills to excel in the food industry and inspires them to explore their passion and creativity. ICASI strives to instill artistry, creativity, and business in its students. ICASI provides career resources, advice, networking opportunities, and other support services to students.

Degree Roadmaps

The credits earned from the completion of the 300-hour Certificate Program or the 1,000-hour Diploma Program at The International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute will go towards the completion of an Associate of Technical Study (A.T.S) degree. Many students choose a business-oriented pathway to complement their education from ICASI; however, as an individualized program, students will consult with their Kent State advisor to select the option best suited to their career goals.

The following is a sample business-oriented pathway for the ATS degree at Kent State for ICASI students who have completed the 1,000-hour Diploma Program:

Course Subject and Title Credit Hours
Diploma Program Completion 30
Semester One at Kent State University
ENG 11011 - College Writing I 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
BMRT 11000 - Introduction to Business 3
BMRT 21020 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BMRT 11009 - Introduction to Mgmt Technology 3
UC 10097 - Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Semester Two at Kent State University
Kent Core Requirement 9
BMRT 31006 - Human Resources Management 3
ACTT 11000 - Accounting I - Financial 4
61-62 Total Credit Hours Required to Graduate with an ATS Degree

Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center

Kent State Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center offer students a robust learning environment with qualified faculty who are experts in their fields. With career-oriented associate and bachelor’s degrees in in-demand fields, students can start or finish their degree program at our regional campus or take courses toward any of Kent State University’s 282+ undergraduate majors and degrees. 

Financial Aid

We are committed to providing students quality education—without the expensive price tag. Our financial aid staff can assist students with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), applying for scholarships, and helping create a budget to graduate with the least amount of student debt possible.

  • Students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 of each year.
  • Use the Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center Title IV School Code: 003059

With tuition starting at $320.56 per credit hour, Kent State Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center provide a world-class education taught by qualified faculty at roughly 40% of the cost of a public four-year university in the state of Ohio. Online course fees may apply to online courses not exclusively associated with the Associate of Technical Study program. Please contact admissions or visit the tuition page for more information.
*Based on 2022-2023 tuition rates for Ohio residents.


Students must complete an online application for donor-funded scholarships by May 15. Students are encouraged to consider scholarships available outside of Kent State University. Information related to outside scholarships, grants, and/or other resources students receive to help pay education-related expenses must be reported annually to the Student Financial Aid Office.

How to Apply

Contact Us

Geauga Campus
14111 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, OH 44021

Twinsburg Academic Center
2745 Creekside Drive
Twinsburg, OH 44087