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 of theoretical and practical application of: intermediate to advanced techniques
in hair, make-up, nails and health and safety provisions prescribed by the California
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology as applied to a professional photo shoot group
project. Students practice critical thinking skills to create a group theme, identify,
apply, and utilize correct products and equipment. Emphasis is placed on learning
professional group dynamics and photo shoot etiquette creating a work-based learning
experience that will prepare students for future employment. A materials fee as shown
in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration.