Cosmetology Program Information Session

There will be a mandatory Virtual Informational Meeting for enrolled students prior to the start of the program.

Program Description

The program consists of sixteen hundred (1600) 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.

Transfer students will be accepted on a space-available basis providing they have not achieved more than 500 certified hours of training.


A career in cosmetology offers men and women 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 an 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 each semester. Registration fees are additional. For more information, call (707) 864-7000 ext. 4389.

Go to your catalog to find the requirements to achieve the:

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