2015 Cosmetology Orientation
The Cosmetology program is designed to provide entry level skills to students interested in a career in the cosmetology profession. California State law requires that persons enrolling in Cosmetology courses must be at least sixteen years of age. Students in the Cosmetology program will be required to comply with and maintain standards of dress and grooming. Excessive absences may result in exclusion from the program. All prospective students are required to attend an orientation program.
2015 Orientation Dates - All dates are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Room V101
- Monday 2/23/2015
- Monday 5/11/2015
- Monday 7/13/2015
- Monday 9/21/2015
- Monday 11/16/2015
Address: CTC building is located at 1081 16th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Contacts: Sudie Phillips, M. Ed. Department Chair and Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvia Leon, M. Ed. Admission Coordinator and Professor, email@example.com
Print and bring with you to Orientation:
Orientation is mandatory prior to registration. Contact Cosmetology Department for schedule of days and times. It is highly recommended that a student complete the placement exams in order to meet the reading and writing advisories. Students should bring a copy of placement test scores to orientation.
Program add codes are required for continuing
students for spring, summer and fall semesters.
Course work from other Cosmetology programs will
not clear City College course work. New students
can start mid semester every fall, spring, summer.
Program vacancies are filled by students from a
waiting list. Students are required to purchase all textbooks, uniforms, practical kits, tools and small
manually handled equipment.
Cosmetology courses are offered during the day and evening.
Full-Time Programs: The schedule of lecture and lab hours varies per semester.
NOTE: A nine-week summer session is offered..
State Board Verification:Students with previous course hours in Cosmetology
from another community college program must
provide written State Board documentation.
These courses cannot be used for the major. The
California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
requires 1600 hours of instruction for Cosmetology
or 600 hours of instruction for Esthetics, both
careers require a passing score on the State Board
examination to become licensed and eligible for
employment. Students participate in practical and
theoretical training under the supervision of a
State-licensed and community-college-credentialed
instructor at all times while enrolled in the program.
Students are expected to learn fundamental
practices and procedures of cosmetology or
esthetician services. This includes laboratory
instruction in client cosmetology or esthetician
services. Instructional opportunities provide the
student with salon site visitation, guest speakers,
exposure to the cosmetology industry, small
business concepts and current changes in the field
of cosmetology which lead to career opportunities
and advancement. Students are provided with
opportunities to develop skills in sales, community
and client relations, care of skin, hair and nails, as
well as salon management. A grade of “C” or better
must be maintained in order to advance in the
Some careers in cosmetology require education beyond the associate degree. Examples of careers in cosmetology include: salon owner/manager, cosmetologist (salon services), platform stylist (demonstrates products and techniques for manufacturer), competition stylist, cosmetology instructor, technical writer for trade magazine, seminar/demonstration speaker and education specialist (for a manufacturer).
Examples of careers as an esthetician include: Salon or Spa Esthetician, Spa Esthetic Consultant, cosmetic consultant, makeup artist for theatre, film and/or television, medical esthetic assistant, manufacturer representative for skin care, cosmetics or esthetic equipment.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Cosmetology program the student will be able to:
- Apply cosmetology concepts, procedures and practices to successfully pass the State Board Examination.
- Practice safety, health, and sanitation procedures as set forth by the California Bureau of Cosmetology.
- Utilize professional practice terminology and techniques as required by the California Bureau of Cosmetology examination.
- Perform all practical applications required for the state board examination/state licensure.
- Explain basic cosmetology concepts, terms and definitions.
- Compare and contrast cosmetology procedures and practices.
- Apply cosmetology products and procedures in providing services to clients.