Cosmetology and Cosmetician Program

 Cosmetology and Cosmetician Program StudentsMary Celeste, Cosmetology Coordinator/Liaison - 949-582-4229
                                               mceleste@saddleback.edu

!!Please read through the bottom of the page and you will find important documents needed for registration.

All information is available for download at the bottom of this page. For detailed information on the program and the steps you will need to take in order to clear the prerequisite and register for courses in this program, please read carefully and follow the instructions on the “Handbook” document for the program you are interested in, and the “Cosmetology and Cosmetician Orientation” presentation. Read the "JumpStart Checklist ".Important dates, links to the class schedules, and detailed supplemental information on the beauty school(s) are listed by semester.


      Call (949) 582-4541 or email scatas@saddleback.edu.

 Cosmetology Orientation - Fall 2014 - October 14 start date

Advance Beauty College - Tuesday, October 7,  (Attend one) 1p.m. or 5p.m.
Hair California Academy - Tuesday, September 30,  (Attend one) 1p.m. or 6p.m.

Students must bring to Orientation:

Copy of Photo ID

Payment for Cosmetology or Cosmetician Kits*

     $1800 Advance Beauty College
     $1500 California Hair Academy

Social Security Card     * Cash or check(made out to Advance Beauty College   or Hair California Academy) or
 
Proof of Registration from Saddleback Mysite       *Credit Cards (except American Express)

General Information

These are certificate programs through which, as a Saddleback College student, you earn college credits and upon completion either a Certificate of Achievement (Cosmetology students) or an Occupational Skills Award (Cosmetician students).

Classes are taught off-campus at a local beauty college (please see below for the current list of beauty schools we are contracted with and links to their websites).

The Cosmetology Program is a 1600-hour program comprised of 4 courses (12 units each) to be taken in consecutive order.  This program is completed in approximately 3-4 semesters for Full-Time students and 6-8 semesters for Part-Time students.

The Cosmetician Program is a 600-hour program comprised of 1 course (16 units). This program is completed in approximately 1.5 semesters for Full-Time students and 3 semesters for Part-Time students.

Classes are offered Fall and Spring semesters. Summer classes may or may not be offered due to budget restrictions.

Dropping or Withdrawing from Class

Students who DROP from the program, whether it is intentional or unintentional,
may be liable to pay full tuition costs of the private tuition rates set by the contracted beauty school administration.

Please contact the ATAS Division Office if you are considering
dropping or withdrawing from the program, so that we can guide you through the correct process.

 

State Board Licensing & Employment Opportunities

These programs prepare you for the California State Board Exam (you must complete this exam in order to receive your license). For more information on this exam, please contact the beauty school. You may visit the website for the California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Barbering and Cosmetology for more information here (link to: http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/).

While competition for jobs is keen, South Orange County, with its growing population, is a particularly good area for cosmetologists, cosmeticians and others connected with the hair care and beauty industry. With some experience and additional training, cosmetologists and cosmeticians are able to move into management and ownership positions, teaching, sales, the entertainment industry, and positions with the State Cosmetology Board.

You may visit the website for the American Association of Cosmetology Schools for more information on the beauty industry. http://www.beautyschools.org/

For General Information:
Cosmetology Handbook 
Jumpstart Checklist
Pre-Enrollment Form (Application)
Petition for Certificate of Achievement, OSA Award
Matriculation Information
Blackboard Instructions
Cosmetology/Cosmetician Orientation
scatas@saddleback.edu

Fall 2014 Information:
Class Schedules
Information Sheet for Advance Beauty College
Information Sheet for Hair California Beauty Academy

Additional Forms:
If your campus of record is Irvine Valley College,
complete the forms below to change to Saddleback College.
Student Info Update Form 
Campus of Record Change Receipt Form
 

Beauty Schools:
Advance Beauty College
http://www.Advancebeautycollege.com

Hair California Beauty Academy
http://www.hairca.com

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

Federal regulations require higher education institutions to disclose information regarding the success of its students in certificate programs that lead to employment.

The information includes graduation rates, estimated education costs, median debt of students who completed programs, and other information designed to help students make better-informed choices about colleges and universities they select.

Cosmetology