Cosmetology Program

COURSE OUTLINE - COSMETOLOGY (SOC 39-5012, CIP # 12.0401) (1,000 HOURS)

The curriculum for students enrolled in a cosmetology program shall consist of one thousand (1,000) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of Cosmetology. Technical instruction means instruction given by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation shall mean actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin. Instruction will be taught in English. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:

SUBJECTSMinimum Technical Instructional HoursMinimum Practical Operations

Health and Safety - 100 hours:
Including instruction on hazardous substances, chemical safety, safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and regulations, and preventing communicable diseases; including Board Approved Health and Safety Course (B&P 7389(s)), which includes instruction on hazardous substances, basic labor laws, and physical and sexual assault awareness


Disinfection and Sanitation - 100 hours:
Including instruction on disinfection procedures to protect the health and safety of consumers as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.


Chemical Hair Services - 200 hours:
Including but not limited to instructions on coloring, straightening, waving, bleaching, hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, and the use of dye removers.


Hairstyling Services - 200 hours:
Including but not limited to instructions on arranging, blow drying, cleansing, curling, dressing, hair analysis, shampooing, waving, and nonchemical straightening, and hair cutting, including the use of shears, razors, electrical clippers and trimmers, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.


Skin Care - 150 hours:
Including but not limited to instructions on chemical and manual facials and massaging, stimulating, exfoliating, cleansing, or beautifying the face, scalp, neck or body by the use of hands, esthetic devices, cosmetic products, antiseptics, lotions, tonics, or creams that do not result in the ablation of destruction of the live tissue.


Hair Removal and Lash and Brow Beautification - 50 hours:
Including instructions on tinting and perming eyelashes and brows and applying eyelashes to any person, and includes removing superfluous hair from the body of any person by use of depilatories, tweezers, sugaring, nonprescription chemicals or waxing, or by use of devices and appliances of any kind or description, except by the use of lasers or light waves, which are commonly known as rays.


Manicure and Pedicure - 100 hours:
Including but not limited to instructions on water and oil manicures, hand and arm massage, foot and ankle massage, nail analysis, and artificial nail services, including, but not limited to, acrylic, liquid and powder brush-ons, dip, tips, wraps, and repairs.


Additional Training - 100 hours:
Including but not limited to instructions on basics of chemistry, anatomy and physiology, electricity and light therapy. Shall also include the following subjects: Salon management including retail sales, record keeping, client service record cards, basic tax information relating to booth renters, independent contractors, employees, and employers. Communications skills including professional ethics and decorum and any additional subjects deemed of practical value such as résumé writing and job interviewing techniques.



Instructors will be utilizing various instructional methods including, but not limited to, on-site education, hands-on education, textbooks, videos, study guides, and lectures. If utilizing Distance learning, instructors will also incorporate a combination of Zoom, Milady MindTap, and pre-recorded classes.



Learn the proper use of implements relative to all cosmetology services. Acquire the knowledge of analyzing the scalp, face, and hands prior to all services to determine any disorders. You will learn the procedures and terminology used in performing all cosmetology services, learn the application of daytime and evening make-up to include the application of individual and strip eyelashes, learn the proper procedure of manicuring to include water and oil manicure and pedicure, learn the application of brush-on nails, nail wraps, and nail tips.

ATTITUDES AND APPRECIATION'S TO BE DEVELOPED: Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to cosmetology, possess a positive attitude towards the public and fellow workers, appreciate honesty and integrity and have improved personality in dealings with patrons and colleagues.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Once the student has completed their program’s required clock hours, and completed the required theory hours and practical operations with a minimum grade average of 70%, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation from the school.


Qualifications to take the Board of Barbering Cosmetology (Board Exams):

GRADING SYSTEM Students are evaluated on a regular basis on theory, practical and clinical work. The evaluations are measured on a standard percentile basis and the percentage equated to a letter grade. At the end of each evaluation period, each student will meet with an instructor to be given their Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation results. Student will then acknowledge results by student signature on Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation form and copies maintained in their student file. This evaluation form reflects the overall Attendance and Academic progress of the student. Students must maintain a "C" (70%) average to maintain satisfactory academic status. The system detailed below is the system utilized in the school.

90% - 100%A.....Excellent
70-100 POINTS= Satisfactory

80% - 89%


0- 69 POINTS

= Unsatisfactory

70% - 79%


0% - 69%


BOOKS: Milady Standard Cosmetology- 14th Ed. (Fundamentals & Foundations Bundle & Workbook Bundle)

Cosmetology Student Kit:

1 Milady Textbooks (2), Workbook (2).
1 Carrying Case
1 Health & Safety Exam Booklet
1 Dressing Comb
1 Tint Kit
3 Mannequin Head
1 Mannequin Head w/Stand
1 Mirror
2 Comb Set
1 8" Clipper Carbon Comb
1 Butterfly Clips
1 Box Latex Gloves
1 Tweezers
2 Styling Cape
2 Super Grip Clips
1 Spray Bottle
1 Nail Kit
1 Metal Duckbills
2 Curling Iron
1 Flat Top Clipper Comb
4 Thermal Brushes
1 Scissor Set
2 Detangling Brushes
3 Uniform
1 Bobby Pins
1 Clipper
1 Trimmer
1 Blowdryer
1 Flat Iron
1 Murad Student Kit
1 Eyelash Kit
1 Waxing Kit

Once the kit items have been issued to the student, they become the responsibility of the student. Kit supplies may vary due to manufacturer availability.



La Quinta Campus - Main Campus

79450 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
Tel: (760) 772-5950
Fax: (760) 772-1295

Hemet Campus- Branch Location

3643 W. Florida Ave.
Hemet, CA 92545
Tel: (951) 769-0675
Fax: (951) 769-0803