Cosmetology is a 1600 hour course which takes approximately 12 months to complete for full-time students.

You learn the basics of:

  • hair cutting
  • permanent waving
  • coloring
  • relaxing
  • manicuring
  • pedicuring
  • artificial nails

…and more.

This course is designed to teach the basic skills you need to receive your state license and begin your career in cosmetology.


Gainful Employment for Cosmetologists


    • Candace says:

      Hi Katherine,
      Any questions you have that have not been satisfactorily answered on our website, feel free to post them or you can email me, Also you can come to our next orientation, May 8th at 10am. The instructor will go over everything there and you are welcome to ask her any questions in person as well.

  1. Catherine says:

    I am interested in the cosmetology program. When do classes/enrollment start? How long is the program on average? What is the daily class schedule as far as days and hours per day?

    • Candace says:

      Hi Catherine! The next orientation is this week, May 7th at 10am, and the class will start the following Tuesday, May 13th. We have three different schedules for students:

      Full time ~ 8:30am-5:00pm, Tues-Sat
      3/4 time ~ 8:30am-3:00pm, Tues-Sat
      Part time ~ 8:30am-12:30pm, Tues-Sat

      Students that attend full time can graduate in about 10 months, students that attend 3/4 time graduate in about a year, and part time students graduate in about 18 months.

    • Candace says:

      Hi Lucy, I will email you some information on the cosmetology program. Let me know if you have any questions.

  2. Alexis Suarez "Lexie" says:

    I would like to know more about your cosmetology program and if you also teach basics of barbering?

    • Candace says:

      Hi Jailene, come to orientation first (the next one is May 6 at 10am). We will go over course information, you’ll take a basic entrance exam, and then make an appointment to get enrolled.

  3. Marina says:

    Hi, I am interested in the Cosmetology classes. Is there a way I can schedule to meet with someone there to talk more about it?

  4. nyssa says:

    I’m interested your cosmetology program, I would like all information, hours, days and if your school offers finical aid?..

    • Candace says:

      Hi Nyssa,

      Here are the three schedules you can choose from when you enroll:
      part-time 8:30am-12:30pm, Tues-Sat
      3/4-time 8:30am-3:00pm, Tues-Sat
      full-time 8:30am-5:00pm, Tues-Sat

      We do offer financial aid to qualifying students. We do PELL/SEOG here, which are grants so you don’t have to pay them back.

    • Candace says:

      Hi Tiffany, orientation is January 6 at 10am and class will start the following Tuesday. If you don’t qualify for financial aid there are payment plans we can set up.

  5. Yioselien Arranda says:

    Hello, I was wondering if I would be allowed to attend classes while I’m getting my GED? or would i have to get my GED before attending cosmetology classes?

  6. Cristian Jimenez says:

    I was wondering when the cosmotology course starts again & when the following orientation is. Very interested if you could please email me, that’d be great! Thank you.

  7. Rachel says:

    Hi I compieted the cosmetology program in 2002 and received certificate but did not go to state board, would I have to do 1600 hours over or refresher course/ certain number of hours? Thanks

  8. Haley Patterson says:

    Hi! My cousin and I are very interested in going back to cosmetology school! I think we would be going 3/4 of the time. Im thinking within the next 7 months!

  9. Celeste Carrillo says:

    Hi I am in Highschool right now but I will be graduating this year in june and I am soooo interested in your cosmetology program I wanted to know when your orientation will be in 2017 because I would love to be accepted into your beauty school!

  10. Calissa Coronado says:

    I would really like to no more about this school I am almost done with high school and I am really wanting to go to college for beauty

    • Candace says:

      Hi Pryinka,

      If you do not qualify for financial aid the total cost of the cosmetology class (including tuition, books/kit, and registration fee) is $10,200.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Do you guys have an email list where i can get notified for next year classes ? Also id like to know what comes in our kit for cosmetology if possible, thank you.

    • Candace says:

      Hi Alexis, there actually won’t be an orientation in August. The next one is scheduled for July 5th at 10am, and after that the next orientation is scheduled for September 6th at 10am.

  12. Lesley Hammack says:

    I am really interested in this school. But I have to finish my summer classes at Merced college, is the only orientation date July 5th?

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