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Cosmetology Department

Welcome to the Cosmetology Department at San Diego City College, we provide you with every opportunity to succeed in all of the Cosetology programs that we offer. We have one of the highest passing rates of California's State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam of all beauty schools in Southern California. We are the only Cosmetology School in Southern California that is a department within an accreditied academic institution. We believe in equal opportunities for all of our students and our comprehensive programs prodvide the best foundation for their success in the field. 

Services

*IN RESPONSE TO THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS, THE COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM IS NO LONGER RECEIVING OR WORKING ON CLIENTELE OR THE PUBLIC AT LARGE*

Programs

Our Cosmetology Department currently offers:

Cosmetology 1000 Hours Two Semesters Full Time: M-F 8:30am-3:30pm
Esthetics 600 Hours One Semester Full Time: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Nail Technician  400 Hours One Semester Full Time: M-F 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Barbering Not Offered at this time Not Offered at this time Not Offered at this time
Part-Time Programs Not Offered at this time Not Offered at this time Not Offered at this time

The Esthetician program and Nail Technician Program course are only offered Fall and Spring semesters. 

The Cosmetology program courses are only offered Fall semesters. 

Associates Degree

We offer an assoicates degree option with our Cosmetology and Esthetician programs. Please meet with a counselor to start setting up your education plan today!

Enrollment Process  

Thank you for your interest in our programs! Each program includes a dedicated team of faculty all working hard toward the same goal of ensuring the success of our students. We provide students with every opportunity to succeed in the training program at San Diego City College and to increase your opportunity for successfully passing the California's State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam.

Update 2024: 

Our department including: Cosmetology, Esthetician, and Nail Technician Programs will be undergoing program changes. Currently, the admission policies are going through some updates. Please continue to keep an eye out for the new changes coming to the Cosmetology Department! We strive to assist all our future beauty professionals. More information to come soon. 

For any questions regarding the updates, please e-mail the enrollment team: citycosmoinfo@sdccd.edu

Department Chair, Patricia Grooms-Jones, pagrooms@sdccd.edu

Update 2/20/24

As we undergo Cosmetology Department changes, orientation has been put on pause. The schedual orientation dates have been removed for 2024. Please check back weekly as we will update orientation schedual soon.

 

ALL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE ORIENTATION IN ORDER TO BE ADMITTED INTO THE PROGRAM. 

Click here for the Cosmetology Orientation PDF

Department of Cosmetology is no longer receiving or working on clientele or the public at large due to SDCCD pandemic safety guidelines.

No community services, events or engagements will be offered until further notice.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you, 

Patricia Grooms-Jones, Department Chair, pagrooms@sdccd.edu

Program Learning Outcomes

Display competence in the subjects covered in the course and is evidenced by a minimum final examination score of 75 percent or greater