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Cosmetology (New)

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

The certificate of achievement 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.  

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Cosmetology (New) 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 22 units are required for the certificate of achievement.

Course Number Course Title Units
COS 301A Introduction to Cosmetology 5.5
COS 302A Beginning Cosmetology 5.5
COS 303A Intermediate Cosmetology 5.5
COS 304A Advanced Cosmetology 5.5