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Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

The certificate of achievement curriculum in cosmetology is designed to prepare men and women for careers as licensed cosmetologists. Upon satisfactory completion of all cosmetology courses, students may qualify to take the California State Board of Cosmetology licensure examination. Licensed cosmetologists are qualified to work as beauticians in beauty salons and to own and operate their own salons. Admittance to the cosmetology program requires the student to make an appointment with the manager of the private beauty college with which the college has a training contract for an orientation. Contact the program coordinator for specific information. In addition to regular Allan Hancock College fees, students will also be required to purchase a training kit and appropriate uniforms.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Cosmetology will:

  • Qualify for the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure.
  • Contribute to the management and operational procedures of a beauty salon.
  • Use cosmetology products , tools, and equipment in a safe, healthy, and effective manner.
  • Render styles and applications that are fashionable, artistic, and technical in nature.

Program Requirements

A major of 32 units are required for the certificate of achievement.

Course Number Course Title Units
COS 301 Intro to Cosmetology 5.0
COS 302 Beginning Cosmetology 9.0
COS 303 Intermediate Cosmetology 9.0
COS 304 Advanced Cosmetology 9.0