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Cosmetologist 1,000-Hour Certificate Program

cosmetologist 1000 hour

About Our Cosmetology Program

Our 1,000-Hour Cosmetologist Certificate Program teaches the fundamentals of hair care, skin care, and nail care. Students will complete a series of courses in hairstyling, hair cutting, hair coloring, permanent waving, make-up, facials, manicuring, and pedicuring. Students will also learn basic business and salon management skills. Advanced students will perform a variety of hair, skin, and nail services in our full-service on-site salon. All of our students are provided with a course schedule that allows them to efficiently complete all operations and hour requirements set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Advanced students will perform a variety of hair, skin, and nail services in our full-service, on-site salon. 

To complete the Cosmetology Certificate program, new students must complete 3 course levels, a minimum of 1,000 hours and all required practical operations.*

*Subject to change per California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Training Requirements

Prerequisite: Related Science (Health & Safety)

Summer 2024 - Daytime

The $55 fee for the Related Science Health & Safety prerequisite is included in Level 1 core class tuition.

Related Science Health & Safety is a REQUIRED week-long, self-paced online course that must be successfully completed prior to beginning any core class (Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Manicurist). We now offer an optional in-person tutorial session on the first day of class that covers the basics of navigating Google Classroom. 


Related Science (Health & Safety) Dates: July 29 - August 3

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: Self-paced

Location: ONLINE ONLY, plus additional assignments to be completed at home

Core Class Dates: August 5 - October 5

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Room: 407 / 408



Dates: August 5 - October 5

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Room: Salon



Dates: August 5 - October 5

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Room: Salon


Summer 2024 - Evening / Saturday

Due to a staffing shortage, the Evening / Saturday cohorts will not be running during our Summer Session. 


Course Fees

Level 1: $1,905 (includes $55 fee for Related Science prerequisite course)

Level 2: $1,850

Level 3: $1,850

Start Dates

  • January 9, 2024
  • March 11, 2024
  • May 28, 2024
  • August 6, 2024
  • October 7, 2024

Kit & Supplies Pick-Up Event

Kit pick-up is always held the first day of the session.

Students are required to pick up kits and supplies in Room 108 at the time assigned to their level. 

Please Note: No additional pick-up dates will be scheduled. Failure to retrieve your kit could result in non-participation for the term.


Carmen Beck

805.579.6200 ext. 1610