Certificate of Completion (non-credit)
The Hairstyling Certificate of Completion is a 600‐hour program divided into two 300‐hour courses designed to prepare the student for the California State Board Examination for state licensure and success as a Hairstylist. Courses include both classroom instruction and laboratory practice in Hairstyling (non‐chemical). Successful completion of this program and passing of the California State Board Examination allow the Hairstylist to perform styling services, which includes arranging, blow drying, cleansing, curling, dressing , hair analysis, shampooing, waving, and nonchemical straightening, and hair cutting including the use of shears, razors, electrical clippers and trimmer, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.
With continuing education and experience, licensed Hairstylists may find employment as salon managers or owners, manufacturer field representatives, demonstrators and lecturers, instructors, and laboratory technicians.
This program is offered on an open‐entry/open‐exit basis with a required minimum number of combined lecture/lab hours per week and a waiting list may be maintained for those students who desire to enroll. Students may attend on a part‐time or full‐time basis. Transfer students will be accepted on a space‐available basis providing they have not previously achieved more than 300 certified hours of training.
Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enroll in the Hairstyling 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.