Cosmetology – Instructional Techniques in Cosmetology – Certificate of Achievement

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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.

Program Outcomes

  • Instruct aspiring cosmetology educators in teaching methodologies, learning philosophy, professional development and student supervision as it relates to cosmetology.
  • Create comprehensive, conceptual, and practical framework for generating learning outcomes for every learner type to become a "facilitator" of growth, insight, change and improvement.
  • Teach related information, manipulative operations, and technical skill subjects using the four steps of instruction in all areas of cosmetology set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cosmetology industry requirements regarding good work ethic, resumes and employment readiness.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

(600 hours)

Semester I
Semester II
Total Units20

Visit the Program Manager for a suggested sequence of courses.

This Certificate of Achievement is not eligible as a major for an Associate Degree.