Cosmetology Program Information Session

There will be a mandatory Informational Meeting for students prior to the start of the program on May 23rd at 3:30 pm to 7 pm.

Program Description

The program consists of one thousand (1,000) hours of intensive training and study designed to prepare the student to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure. Units include theory and practice in fundamental skills in all phases of beauty culture. Assignment of units is based on hours in attendance. See the Course Description portion of the Catalog for prerequisite requirements for admission to the program.


A career in cosmetology offers personal satisfaction and financial security in one of the nation’s largest industries. It provides a pleasant environment with year-round employment at better than average salary and full-time and part-time employment wherever the professional lives or travels.

Licensed graduates may be employed as hair dressers, salon managers or owners, hair coloring specialists, hair stylists, make-up artists, facial specialists, manicurists, nail technicians, wig stylists, manufacturers’ field representatives, demonstrators and lecturers, receptionists, laboratory technicians and cosmetic buyers. Solano College graduates are in demand for immediate employment.


Students enrolling in the Cosmetology Program are required to purchase equipment kit, materials card and start-up materials from the SCC Bookstore. The start-up costs currently exceed $2,000. Purchases must be made at the bookstore on or before the orientation meeting, which is held prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Registration fees are additional. For more information, call (707) 864-7000 ext. 4389.

Go to your catalog to find requirements to achieve the:

  • Associate in Science Degree
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Job Direct Certificate