The courses described here are open only to those students accepted in the Cosmetology
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.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Study advanced theoretical and practical application of haircutting, hair removal,
basic chemistry and electricity, hair color formulation, electrical facials, and chemical
facials, within a simulated salon environment. Concentration on developing advanced
skills that will prepare students to achieve state licensing as well as acquire and
retain employment. Continued practice in building other advanced skills by applying
and executing theoretical and practical discipline competencies studied in fundamental
and intermediate classes, as prescribed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.