The courses described here 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. Prior 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 Board of Cosmetology licensing examination. Note: Applicants for the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology licensure must be 17 years of age or older.
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.
Study theoretical and practical application of haircutting, chemistry, electricity, hair color, electrical and chemical facials, and preparation for the state licensing written exam. Continued practice in skill building by applying and executing theoretical and practical discipline competencies, as prescribed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.