The Cosmetology curriculum consists of a minimum of, but not limited to, 1600 hours of instruction and requires a 2.0 average or higher in each cosmetology course to earn 54 units of college credit and a Certificate of Completion in Cosmetology. It prepares the student to qualify for the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination and the workforce. Upon passing the state examination, the student will be issued a cosmetologist license by the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
Riverside City College projects 150 students to earn a certificate or degree in Cosmetology annually.
The cosmetology program prepares students for the workforce through the instruction of care and styling of hair, and care of complexion, hands and feet, including hygiene, customer relations, and salon management. In 2017, there were 10,326 cosmetology group jobs in the Inland Empire/Desert Region. Employment related to this group is expected to increase by 12% through 2022. Regional employers will need to hire 7,434 workers during the five-year time frame to fill new jobs and to back fill jobs that workers are permanently leaving (includes retirements).
(Y1 or S1)
|COS 1A- Intro to Cosmetology Level I|
|COS 1B- Intro to Cosmetology Level II|
|COS 10A- Level I Hairdressing|
|COS 10B- Level II Hairdressing|
|COS 10C- Level III Hairdressing|
|COS 20A- Level I Chemical Texture|
|COS 20B- Level II Chemical Texture|
|COS 30A- Level I Haircutting|
|COS 30B- Level II Haircutting|
|COS 30C- Level III Haircutting|
|COS 40A- Level I Haircoloring/Bleaching|
|COS 40B- Level II Haircoloring/Bleaching|
|COS 57A- Level I Skin Care|
|COS 57B- Level II Skin Care|
|COS 70A- Level I Make-Up/Eyebrow|
|COS 80A- Level I Nail Care|
|COS 80B- Level II Nail Care|
|COS 1C- Cosmetology Business Concepts|
|COS 97A- Cosmetology Theory Exam Readiness|
|COS 97B- Cosmetology Practical Exam Readiness|
|COS 90A- Level I Clinic Floor Concepts|
COS 90B- Level II Clinic Floor Concepts
COS 90C- Level III Clinic Floor Concepts
Diann Thursby · 05/13/19
Received regional recommendation at 5-13-2019 IEDRC Deans Meeting.