2019-2020 Catalog 
    Oct 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cosmetology Certificate of Achievement

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The following program is designed to prepare students for the State Board of Cosmetology examination. Upon successful completion of the program and becoming licensed as a cosmetologist by passing the Board examination, students may be employed as hair dressers, hair coloring specialists, hair stylists, make-up artists, manicurists, nail technicians, wig stylists, receptionists, and cosmetic buyers. With continuing education and experience licensed cosmetologists may find employment as salon managers or owners, facial specialists, manufacturers’ field representatives, demonstrators and lecturers, and laboratory technicians.

This program is offered on an open enrollment basis and a waiting list may be maintained for those students who desire to enroll. Interested students should contact the Advanced Technology and Applied Science Division office.

Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enroll in the cosmetology coursework. In accordance with the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Business and Professions Code the minimum qualifications for an applicant to sit for the licensure examination are that the applicant: (a) is not less than 17 years of age and (b) has completed the 10th grade in the public schools of this state or its equivalent.

This program has a minimum requirement of 1600 class/clock hours.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.
  • Respect the need to deliver worth service for value received  in an employer-employee relationship.
  • Practice effective communication skills, visual poise, and proper grooming.
  • Perform basic manipulation skills in the areas of hairstyling, hair shaping, hair coloring, texture services, scalp and hair conditioning, skin and makeup, manicures, pedicures and nail extensions.
  • Perform basic analytical skills to determine proper makeup, hairstyle and color application for the clients overall image.
  • Apply learned theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions and procedures.

Total Units for the Award: 48 (1,600 hours)

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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