The objective of the Cosmetology Course is to develop in the student the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and professional attitudes necessary for success in the profession and to qualify and equip the student to pass the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology licensing examination.
After the graduate has successfully passed her/his state exam, they are qualified to work as a licensed cosmetologist in any licensed facility in the state of California. They may cut hair, perform hair styling, perform all phases of manicuring, apply make-up and give skin care (within the scope of the license) for profit.
The course is 1600 clock hours in length, which can be completed in approximately twelve months full time attendance. Approximately 400 hours of the course time is devoted to the technical instruction, which consists of various learning activities in a classroom situation. The balance of the course time is devoted to practical operations in which students develop and practice cosmetology skills under the supervision of licensed instructors in actual working conditions.