Mary Celeste, Cosmetology Coordinator - 949-582-4229
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All information is available for download at the bottom of this page. For detailed information on the program and the steps you will need to take in order to clear the prerequisite and register for courses in this program, please read carefully and follow the instructions on the “Handbook” document for the program you are interested in, and the “Cosmetology and Cosmetician Orientation” presentation. Read the "JumpStart Checklist ".Important dates, links to the class schedules, and detailed supplemental information on the beauty school(s) are listed by semester.
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These are certificate programs through which, as a Saddleback College student, you earn college credits and upon completion either a Certificate of Achievement (Cosmetology students) or an Occupational Skills Award (Cosmetician students).
Classes are taught off-campus at a local beauty college (please see below for the current list of beauty schools we are contracted with and links to their websites).
The Cosmetology Program is a 1600 hour program comprised of 4 courses (12 units each) to be taken in consecutive order. Each course is completed in approximately 1 semester. This program is completed in approximately 4 semesters for Full-Time students and 8 semesters for Part-Time students.
The Cosmetician Program is a 600 hour program comprised of 1 course (16 units). This program is completed in approximately 1.5 semesters for Full-Time students and 3 semesters for Part-Time students.
Classes are offered Fall and Spring semesters. Summer classes may or may not be offered due to budget restrictions.
State Board Licensing & Employment Opportunities
These programs prepare you for the California State Board Exam (you must complete this exam in order to receive your license). For more information on this exam, please contact the beauty school. You may visit the website for the California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Barbering and Cosmetology for more information here (link to: http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/).
While competition for jobs is keen, South Orange County, with its growing population, is a particularly good area for cosmetologists, cosmeticians and others connected with the hair care and beauty industry. With some experience and additional training, cosmetologists can move into management and ownership positions, teaching, sales, the entertainment industry, and positions with the State Cosmetology Board.
You may visit the website for the American Association of Cosmetology Schools for more information on the beauty industry. http://www.beautyschools.org/index.cfm
Hair California Beauty Academy http://www.hairca.com