This Certificate of Achievement does not count as a major for an Associate Degree.


Program Description

The curriculum will prepare licensed cosmetologists who want to become cosmetology instructors. Upon successful completion of this program, COSM 150 and COSM 151 (600 hours), a student will be eligible to take the California State Board Instructors Examination for licensure as an instructor.

Students must hold a valid State of California Cosmetology license to enroll in this program. Continuous enrollment until completion of the program is required.

Students will be responsible, during the first week of school, to pay for their tuition, books, CD-ROM, cosmetology supplies and a black lab coat.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

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This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.

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Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required units: 20 units/600 hours

Recommended sequence:

Semester I

  • COSM 150 - Instructional Techniques in Cosmetology (10)

Semester II

  • COSM 151 - Instructional Techniques in Cosmetology (10)

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This information reflects the information from the 2020-2021 catalog. If you have questions about a previous version, please review our Catalog Archives and/or speak with a Counselor.