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 covering: intermediate to advanced
techniques in hair enhancement, career opportunities in specialized cosmetology fields,
and health and safety provisions prescribed by the California Board of Barbering and
Cosmetology. Participation in individual and group activities utilizing critical
thinking skills to strengthen academic, career and technical skills by direct participation
in academic/work-based learning experiences while practicing hair enhancement services.
Study of career opportunities in the specialized cosmetology field of hair enhancements.
A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration.