Certificate of Achievement
The following program is designed to prepare students for the State Board of Cosmetology examination. Upon successful completion of the program and becoming licensed as a cosmetologist by passing the Board examination, students may be employed as hair dressers, hair coloring specialists, hair stylists, make-up artists, manicurists, nail technicians, wig stylists, receptionists, and cosmetic buyers. With continuing education and experience licensed cosmetologists may find employment as salon managers or owners, facial specialists, manufacturers' field representatives, demonstrators and lecturers, and laboratory technicians. This program is offered on an open enrollment basis and a waiting list may be maintained for those students who desire to enroll. Interested students should contact the Advanced Technology and Applied Science Division office. Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enroll in the cosmetology 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. This program has a minimum requirement of 1600 class/clock hours.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $27,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $57,000.