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Cosmetology

Business and Industrial Studies Guided Pathway Division

The cosmetology program offers students the option to gain proficiency in hair cutting, coloring, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, manicuring, pedicuring, and facials. After completing introduction to cosmetology, Cosmetology Level I (Certificate of Accomplishment), students will have the basic skills for entry level positions as specified by the State Board of Cosmetology. Cosmetology Level II (Certificate of Achievement) will give the student intermediate skills to work in the cosmetology industry. Completion of Cosmetology Level III (Associate of Science) will give students 1,600 hours and prepares them to take the California State Board of Cosmetology Examination. Competencies are assessed regularly in compliance with the California State Board of Cosmetology criteria. After successful completion of the California State Board of Cosmetology Examination, students will have a state license to embark on their new career.

Program Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the degree or certificate program, student will be able to:

  • Licensure Exam: pass mock board written and practical exams with a 70% or above designed to gain cosmetology licensure through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
  • Cosmetology Practicum: perform a chemical procedure on a mannequin and follow the manufacturer's directions when applying chemicals to the hair.
  • Advanced Cosmetology: perform a requested service on a paying patron while on the clinic floor that reflects a service required by employers in the cosmetology industry.

Certificate of Achievement:

Cosmetology Level II

The Cosmetology Level II certificate of achievement gives students 1600 hours prepares them to take the California State Board of Cosmetology Examination. Competencies are assessed regularly in compliance with the California State Board of Cosmetology criteria. After successful completion of the California State Board of Cosmetology Examination, students will have a state license to embark on their new career.


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