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A.S. Degree and Certificate of Achievement

The cosmetology program offers students the opportunity to gain proficiency in hair cutting, coloring, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, manicuring, pedicuring, facials, and related procedures. Upon completion of 1600 hours, students will be prepared to take the California State Board of Cosmetology Examination to become licensed. Competencies are assessed regularly in compliance with the California State Board of Cosmetology criteria. Students completing the program may expect to enter industry as a hair stylist, designer, color, and perm technician, salon owner and operator, esthetician, skin care specialist, or manicure technician.

Student cost for cosmetology materials is approximately $1450.00 to $1600.00. Students not enrolled at Compton College and who wish to enter the junior semester must take the Cosmetology Entrance Examination prior to registration. Students entering the senior semester must have completed 999 hours and be a Compton College student in the junior semester. For summer session enrollment, completion of 399 hours is required. During the summer session, only students who have previously attended Compton College are eligible.

Students who have completed some cosmetology training out of California must have their transcripts evaluated by the California State Board of Cosmetology before registering in a cosmetology course at Compton College. Veterans who wish to receive veterans benefits under Title 38, United States Code, are required to enroll in the Cosmetology degree program.

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For more information, please contact the Career Technical Education Department, located in the Vocational Technology Center at Compton College, or call 310-900-1600, Ext. 2780.

Already registered or have a specific question?  Call the Cosmetology Help Desk at 310-900-1600, ext. 2778


Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

El Camino College Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement 2012-13 - Cosmetology Level I
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