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Degrees

Associate in Arts Degree in Cosmetology

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Associate in Arts Degree in Esthetician

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Associate in Arts Degree in Cosmetology

Material Costs

The Cosmetology Department Office will provide information about the required uniform, shoes and material fees which covers the cost of the cosmetology kit. Kits and textbooks are to be purchased on the first day of instruction at 8:00 am from the Golden West College Bookstore. Kits and textbooks cannot be purchased before the first day of school.

Students With Previous Hours In The Cosmetology Option

Students with previous hours completed in another cosmetology program MUST provide proof of training of the completed hours to the Cosmetology Office upon acceptance to the program. Students will be required to enroll in Level 1 and must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher in all Cosmetology courses before moving to the next level. Transfer hours are not to exceed 450 hours and will not be added to hours earned in the GWC Cosmetology Program until the student completes all required hours and operations in Level IV. Transfer students are not eligible to pre-apply.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform, practice, and demonstrate all areas of cosmetology while observing the safety and sanitation rules set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to build and maintain an ongoing clientele in the cosmetology salon environment and industry.
  • Use good moral conduct and good work ethics within the cosmetology industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cosmetology industry requirements regarding resumes, hiring, and keeping records of business transactions.
Required courses

Cosmetology G021 – Cosmetology-Level 1 – 11 units
Cosmetology G022 – Cosmetology-Level 2 – 11 units
Cosmetology G023 – Cosmetology-Level 3 – 8 units
Cosmetology G024 – Cosmetology-Level 4 – 8 units
Cosmetology G025 – Cosmetology-Level 5 – 8 units

Total units: 46


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Cosmetology

Term One-9 weeks
Cosmetology G021 – Cosmetology Level 1 – 11 units
General Education – TBD

Term Two-9 weeks
Cosmetology G022 Cosmetology-Level 2 – 11 units
General Education – TBD

Term Three-9 weeks
Cosmetology G023 – Cosmetology-Level 3 – 8 units
General Education – TBD

Term Four-9 weeks
Cosmetology G024 – Cosmetology-Level 4 – 8 units
General Education – TBD

Term Five-9 weeks
Cosmetology G025 – Cosmetology-Level 5 – 8 units
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 46 units
GE Pattern CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units


Associate in Arts Degree in Esthetician

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate and assess the skin care regime for the client.
  • Obtain basic knowledge and information to pass the State Board Examination thru continued assessment by instructors, by completing State Board assignments and procedures in the prescribed time and passing with a 75% or greater.
  • Analyze, evaluate and demonstrate skills necessary for a successful career as an Esthetician, including proper hygiene and good grooming, professional ethics, customer relations and general salon management practices.

Only Offered in Spring and Fall Sessions

Required courses

Cosmetology G071 – Esthetician-Level 1 – 9 units
Cosmetology G072 – Esthetician-Level 2 – 9 units

Total units: 18


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Esthetician

Term One-9 weeks
Cosmetology G071 – Esthetician-Level 1 – 9 units
General Education – TBD

Term Two-9 weeks
Cosmetology G072 – Esthetician-Level 2 – 9 units
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units
GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Certificates

Cosmetology – Certificate of Achievement

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Esthetician – Certificate of Achievement

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Barbering – Certificate of Achievement

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Cosmetology – Certificate of Achievement

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform, practice, and demonstrate all areas of cosmetology while observing the safety and sanitation rules set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to build and maintain an ongoing clientele in the cosmetology salon environment and industry.
  • Use good moral conduct and good work ethics within the cosmetology industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cosmetology industry requirements regarding resumes, hiring, and keeping records of business transactions.
  • Pass the written and practical California State Board Cosmetology Licensure Examinations.
Required courses

Cosmetology G021 – Cosmetology-Level 1 – 11 units
Cosmetology G022 – Cosmetology-Level 2 – 11 units
Cosmetology G023 – Cosmetology-Level 3 – 8 units
Cosmetology G024 – Cosmetology-Level 4 – 8 units
Cosmetology G025 – Cosmetology-Level 5 – 8 units

Total units: 46


Semester at a Glance – Cosmetology – Certificate of Achievement

Term One-9 weeks
Cosmetology G021 – Cosmetology-Level 1 – 11 units

Term Two-9 weeks
Cosmetology G022 – Cosmetology-Level 2 – 11 units

Term Three-9 weeks
Cosmetology G023 – Cosmetology-Level 3 – 8 units

Term Four-9 weeks
Cosmetology G024 – Cosmetology-Level 4 – 8 units

Term Five-9 weeks
Cosmetology G025 – Cosmetology-Level 5 – 8 units

Total units: 46


Esthetician – Certificate of Achievement
Required courses

Cosmetology G071 – Esthetician-Level 1 – 9 units
Cosmetology G072 – Esthetician-Level 2 – 9 units

Total units: 18


Semester at a Glance – Esthetician – Certificate of Achievement

Only Offered in Spring and Fall Sessions

Term One-9 weeks
Cosmetology G071 – Esthetician-Level 1 – 9 units

Term Two-9 weeks
Cosmetology G072 – Esthetician-Level 2 – 9 units

Total units: 18


Barbering – Certificate of Achievement

The Barber program consists of a minimum of 1500 hours of training to provide entry level skills to students who desire a career in the barbering profession. Students will develop expertise in the science and techniques of hair and skin and lab experience in barbering. Upon completion, the student is eligible to take the California State Board examination to become a licensed Barber. Students in this program must maintain a minimum grade of C (2.0 GPA) in all courses in order to advance to the next level in the program.

Students attend classes Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Student attendance is mandatory.

English-speaking and comprehension skills are critical to success as well as safety in this program. Students with inadequate English proficiency may be dropped from the program until adequate proficiency is achieved.

The Cosmetology Department has established standards of conduct and personal grooming. Additionally, there are attendance policies that must be adhered to by all students enrolling in the program. For further information regarding requirements, contact the Cosmetology office.

State law requires that students be at least seventeen years of age and have a valid social security number when applying for the California State Board examination.

Material Costs

The Cosmetology Department office will provide information about the required uniform, shoes and cost which covers the barber kit. Kits must be purchased with cash, money order or cashier check only through the bookstore. No credit cards or personal checks accepted.

Students with Previous Hours in the Barbering Option

Students with previous hours completed in another barbering program MUST provide proof of training of the completed hours to the Cosmetology office upon acceptance to the program. Students will be required to enroll in Level 1 and must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher in all Barber courses before moving to the next level. Transfer hours are not to exceed 450 hours and will not be added to hours earned in the GWC Barber Program until student completes all required hours and operations in Level 5. Transfer students are not eligible to pre-apply.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform, practice, and demonstrate all areas of barbering while observing the safety and sanitation rules set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to build and maintain an ongoing clientele in the barbershop environment and industry.
  • Use good moral conduct and good work ethics within the barber industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the barber industry requirements regarding resumes, hiring, and keeping records of business transactions.
Required courses

Cosmetology G031 – Barbering Level 1 – 7 units
Cosmetology G032 – Barbering Level  2 – 7 units
Cosmetology G033 – Barbering Level 3 – 7 units
Cosmetology G034 – Barbering Level  4 – 7 units
Cosmetology G035 – Barbering Level 5 – 7 units
Cosmetology G036 – Barbering Level  6 – 7 units

Total units: 42


Semester at a Glance – Barbering – Certificate of Achievement

Semester One
First nine weeks
Cosmetology G031- Barbering, Level 1 – 7 units

Second nine weeks
Cosmetology G032 – Barbering, Level 2 – 7 units

Semester Two
First nine weeks
Cosmetology G033 – Barbering, Level 3 – 7 units

Second nine weeks
Cosmetology G034 – Barbering, Level 4 – 7 units

Semester Three
First nine weeks
Cosmetology G035 – Barbering, Level 5 – 7 units

Second nine weeks
Cosmetology G036 – Barbering, Level 6 – 7 units

Total units: 42

Course Descriptions

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COSMETOLOGY G021 – 11 Units
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Cosmetology, Level I
A beginning course in cosmetology which acquaints the beginning student with basic scientific theory in anatomy, chemistry, physiology, bacteriology, sterilization, cytology, mycology, California State Board rules and regulations and the principles of wet hairstyling, hair sculpture, hair coloring, permanent waving, scalp treatment and professional ethics. Level I is the first in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G022 – 11 Units
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Cosmetology, Level II
Prerequisites: Cosmetology G021
An intermediate course in cosmetology which acquaints the student with basic scientific theory in trichology, occupational health and safety, communicable diseases in the work place, dermatology, communication skills and the principles of facials, manicuring, men and women’s hair cutting, styling, hair coloring, chemical straightening and permanent waving. Students will begin to practice operations on live models in order to perfect their skill. Level II is the second in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G023 – 8 Units
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Cosmetology, Level III
Prerequisites: Cosmetology G022
An advanced course in cosmetology that acquaints the student with basic scientific theory in electricity as it applies to cosmetology, heat and light energy, neurology, osteology, occupational safety precautions of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B, disorders of the skin, scalp and hair, salon management, ergonomics. This course acquaints the student with the principles of advanced facials and manicuring and introduces long hair design. The student engages in manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a beauty salon atmosphere. Level III is the third in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G024 – 8 Units
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Cosmetology, Level IV
Prerequisites: Cosmetology G023
An advanced course in cosmetology that acquaints the student with scientific theory in cosmetic chemistry, hazardous substances, wigs and hair pieces, professional development, business skills, employment opportunities, personal record keeping, salesmanship and the principles of advanced hair sculpting, coloring and styling techniques. The student engages in manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a beauty salon atmosphere. Level IV is the fourth in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G025 – 8 Units
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Cosmetology, Level V
Prerequisites: Cosmetology G024
An advanced course in Cosmetology which acquaints the student with the State Board of Cosmetology examination and preparation for job interview skills. The student engages in advanced manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a beauty salon atmosphere. Level V is the fifth in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G029 – 6 Units
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Cosmetology to Barber Crossover
(Formerly known as: Cosmetology to Barber Crossover Level 1)
Prerequisites: Current California Cosmetology License
This course provides training for the cosmetologist in the various aspects of barbering and prepares the student for the California State Board Barber Examination. This course consists of technical instruction and practical operations covering those barber practices that are not a part of the required training or practice of a cosmetologist. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G030 – 6 Units
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Cosmetology to Barber Crossover Level 2
Prerequisites: COSM G029 with a C or better
This is the second level course that provides training for the cosmetologist in the various aspects of barbering and prepares the student for the California State Board Barber Examination. The course offers additional theory hours and advanced techniques in the areas of haircutting, rest facials and facial shaving. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G031 – 7 Units
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Barbering Level 1
An introductory course in barbering which introduces the student with the history of barbering, infection control and safe work practices, basic scientific theory in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, sterilization, the Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s rules and regulations, hair dressing for permanent waving, hair coloring, men’s haircutting, hair design, and professional ethics. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G032 – 7 Units
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Barbering Level 2
Prerequisites: COSM G031
A beginning course in barbering which acquaints the student with scientific theory in trichology, occupational health and safety considerations, disinfection and sanitation, the principles of facials, shaving, men and women’s haircutting, haircoloring, chemical straightening and permanent waving. Students will begin to practice operations on live models in order to perfect their skill. Level 2 is the second in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G033 – 7 Units
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Barbering, Level 3
Prerequisites: Cosmetology G032
An intermediate course in barbering which acquaints the student with men’s hair replacement, chemistry, electricity, light therapy, treatment of the hair and scalp as they relate to the profession of barbering. Additional theory and practical applications will be included as they relate to the subjects of haircutting, haircoloring, texture services, facials and hair styling. Students will practice on mannequins and live models in a salon atmosphere in order to perfect their skills. Level 3 is the third in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G034 – 7 Units
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Barbering, Level 4
Prerequisites: COSM G033
An advanced course in barbering which acquaints the student with advanced techniques in men and women’s haircutting, hair styling, haircoloring, bleaching, permanent waving, chemical straightening, shaving, communication skills, professional ethics, salesmanship, client record keeping, decorum, and basic tax information relating to booth renters, independent contractors, employee and employers. The student engages in maniplative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a salon atmosphere. Level 4 is the fourth in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G035 – 7 Units
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Barbering, Level 5
Prerequisites: COSM G034
An advanced course in barbering which acquaints the student with preparation for job interview skills. The student engages in advanced manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a salon atmosphere. Level 5 is the fifth in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G036 – 7 Units
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Barbering, Level 6
Prerequisites: COSM G035
An advanced course in barbering which prepares the student for the State Board of Barbering Examination. The student engages in advanced manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a salon atmosphere. Level 6 is the last in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G071 – 9 Units
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Esthetics – Level 1
This is the first session of two nine-week courses comprising of 360 hours to be applied to a State Board Certification in Eshtetics. This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to standards of professional conduct and to scientific theory of all subjects dealing with skin care, (i.e. anatomy, histology of the skin). It also provides a laboratory experience with an emphasis on skin care techniques, such as massage, hair removal, skin analysis, use of electrical modalities, as well as basic makeup. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

COSMETOLOGY G072 – 9 Units
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Esthetics – Level 2
Prerequisites: COSM G071
This is the second session of two nine-week courses comprising of 360 hours to be applied to a State Board Certification in Esthetics. It is designed to provide a more in-depth knowledge of Esthetics including the scientific theory pertinent to skin (i.e. chemistry, nutrition). The students will learn skin care theory and receive more advanced laboratory training including the application of chemical peels, massage techniques, hair removal and proper use of electrical facial modalities. Students will learn the skills required to render most professional services. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

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