The courses described below are open only to those students accepted in the Cosmetology
Program. Completion of the tenth grade or equivalent required by California Board
of Barbering and Cosmetology; completion of the twelfth grade is recommended. A grade
of C or higher is necessary for progression in the sequence of courses. Concurrent
enrollment in ESL classes is strongly advised for non-native speakers. Upon successful
completion of the program, including satisfactory performance on a comprehensive “mock
board” examination including both theory and practical performance, the candidate
receives a Certificate in Cosmetology and is eligible to write for the California
Bureau of Cosmetology licensing examination. Note: Applicants for the California Board
of Barbering and Cosmetology licensure must be 17 years of age or older.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Study fundamental theoretical and practical application of professional life skills,
infection control, nail structure and growth, nail disorders and diseases, haircutting,
hair coloring, hair removal, facial make-up, manicuring, pedicuring, health and safety
laws and agencies, ergonomics, and communicable diseases in the workplace as prescribed
by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
Lab hours/semester: 240-270
Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: Admission to and registration in the Cosmetology program.