Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics

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BCE at Skyline College

Skyline College offers three career and technical education programs with courses focusing on theoretical foundation, practical skills, business knowledge, and the professional and ethical training needed for licensing through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

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The future looks especially bright for those in the barbering industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for barbers will increase by 19% between 2020 and 2030.

This steady growth will shed light on how exciting and innovating the barbering industry is, while also offering men an industry that is focused on each of their grooming needs.

Barbering Program Info:

  • 1000 Hours
  • Designed to be completed in two semesters
  • Approximate schedule is Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 3:30 pm OR 4 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Program starts in August for a daytime program or January for an evening program
  • Approximate Program Cost: $3,500
  • Applicable towards a Certificate of Achievement and an Associate Degree of Science
  • Strong understanding and practical applications of health and safety protocols
  • Introduction to the study of skincare, and different shaving techniques
  • Knowledge and practical skills associated with hair cutting, styling, and basic and advanced chemicals
  • Introduction to the science of anatomy and physiology 
  • Business fundamentals
More information on the Barbering Program

As our population continues to grow, the demand for hair care services and products continues to rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for cosmetologists will increase by 19% between 2020 and 2030.

This new wave of Cosmetologists brings high standards of sustainability, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit to the multi-faceted beauty industry.

Cosmetology Program Info:

  • 1000 Hours
  • Designed to be completed in two semesters
  • Approximate schedule is Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 3:30 pm OR 4 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Program starts in August for a evening program or January for a daytime program
  • Approximate Program Cost: $4,000
  • Applicable towards a Certificate of Achievement and an Associate Degree of Science
  • Strong understanding and practical applications of health and safety protocols
  • Knowledge and practical skills associated with hair cutting, styling, and basic and advanced chemicals
  • Introduction to the study of skincare, nail care and artificial enhancements
  • Introduction to the science of anatomy and physiology 
  • Business fundamentals
More information on the Cosmetology Program

An esthetician, also known as a skincare specialist, is trained to perform non-invasive cosmetic skin treatments that help people look and feel their best. Jobs for estheticians will increase by 29% between 2020 and 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That's a faster job growth rate than the average of all jobs they analyze! Entrepreneurship is boiling over in the beauty industry and consumers are supporting this surge of innovation and creativity.

Esthetics Program Info:

  • 600 Hours
  • Designed to be completed in two semesters
  • Program starts in August and January for a daytime or evening program
  • Approximate schedule is Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 1:30 pm OR 5 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Approximate Program Cost: $3,200
  • Applicable towards a Certificate of Achievement
  • Strong understanding and practical applications of health and safety protocols
  • Knowledge and practical skills associated with skincare facials and waxing
  • Knowledge and practical skills associated with chemical peels and advanced exfoliation services
  • Introduction to the science of dermatology, anatomy and physiology 
  • Basic study of cosmetic chemistry
  • Business fundamentals
More information on the Esthetics Program

Crossover Program Info:

 
  • Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover Program
  • Cosmetology to Esthetics Crossover Program
  • Designed to be completed in one 8-week session
  • Program offered during summer sessions only
  • Schedule varies every summer session
  • Must have a valid California Cosmetology License
  • Must have strong knowledge and practical application of health and safety protocols
  • Must have foundational knowledge and practical skills associated with haircutting and hair styling
  • Must have foundational knowledge and practical skills associated with skincare facials and waxing 
Program Type Total Units
Barbering AS 60 Units
Barbering CA 30 Units
Cosmetology To Barbering Crossover CS 15 Units
Program Type Total Units
Cosmetology AS 60 Units
Cosmetology CA 31.5 - 33 Units
Cosmetology Entrepreneurship SC 4.5 Units
Program Type Total Units
Esthetics CA 27 Units
Cosmetology To Esthetician Crossover CS 15 Units

The Advisory Committee is made up of volunteers who agree to serve as advisors to one or more career and technical programs. Members include representatives from business, labor, community agencies, faculty, students and other members.

The committee provides valuable input in areas such as curriculum development, student recruitment and placement, staff development, equipment and software, making recommendations to strengthen, expand, and improve the quality of the program.

This partnership helps us continue to provide high quality workforce training and education so our students will succeed in today's job market.

Advisory Committee

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

California State Board of Barber and Cosmetology Examination Results

As of March 31, 2022, Skyline College Cosmetology Certificate Program has a written examination result of 100% passing.

As of March 31, 2022, Skyline College Esthetician Certificate Program has a written examination result of 69%. 

Visit the California State Board of Barber and Cosmetology website for additional information.

Office Information

Location: Building 4
Email: skybceinfo@smccd.edu
Phone:
For Outreach & New Enrollment Inquiries: (650) 738-4168
For State Board & Transfer Enrollment Inquries: 650-738-7131

Summer 2024 Courses  |  Fall 2024 Courses

Type Status Title Days Time Instructor
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
BARB 715 - 56234 - COSM to BARB Crossover I
BARB 715 Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover I

The first course in a three-course, one-semester sequence in which students learn straight razor shaving, taper cutting, and barbering foundations. The course includes lab time where students will practice learned skills. Upon successful completion of BARB 715, BARB 720, and BARB 725 (a total of 300 hours), the student will be eligible for a Certificate of Specialization from Skyline College and will be able to apply for the written Barbering licensure examination through the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 144-162
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of an approved cosmetology program or Valid California Cosmetology License; and entrance into the Barbering program by special application.
Corequisites: None
M T 4:00pm-6:00pm Holmes, P
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
BARB 715 - 56234 - COSM to BARB Crossover I
BARB 715 Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover I

The first course in a three-course, one-semester sequence in which students learn straight razor shaving, taper cutting, and barbering foundations. The course includes lab time where students will practice learned skills. Upon successful completion of BARB 715, BARB 720, and BARB 725 (a total of 300 hours), the student will be eligible for a Certificate of Specialization from Skyline College and will be able to apply for the written Barbering licensure examination through the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 144-162
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of an approved cosmetology program or Valid California Cosmetology License; and entrance into the Barbering program by special application.
Corequisites: None
M T 6:30pm-9:30pm Holmes, P
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
BARB 715 - 56234 - COSM to BARB Crossover I
BARB 715 Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover I

The first course in a three-course, one-semester sequence in which students learn straight razor shaving, taper cutting, and barbering foundations. The course includes lab time where students will practice learned skills. Upon successful completion of BARB 715, BARB 720, and BARB 725 (a total of 300 hours), the student will be eligible for a Certificate of Specialization from Skyline College and will be able to apply for the written Barbering licensure examination through the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 144-162
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of an approved cosmetology program or Valid California Cosmetology License; and entrance into the Barbering program by special application.
Corequisites: None
W Th 4:00pm-6:00pm Pulido, J
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
BARB 715 - 56234 - COSM to BARB Crossover I
BARB 715 Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover I

The first course in a three-course, one-semester sequence in which students learn straight razor shaving, taper cutting, and barbering foundations. The course includes lab time where students will practice learned skills. Upon successful completion of BARB 715, BARB 720, and BARB 725 (a total of 300 hours), the student will be eligible for a Certificate of Specialization from Skyline College and will be able to apply for the written Barbering licensure examination through the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 144-162
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of an approved cosmetology program or Valid California Cosmetology License; and entrance into the Barbering program by special application.
Corequisites: None
W Th 6:30pm-9:30pm Pulido, J
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
BARB 715 - 56234 - COSM to BARB Crossover I
BARB 715 Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover I

The first course in a three-course, one-semester sequence in which students learn straight razor shaving, taper cutting, and barbering foundations. The course includes lab time where students will practice learned skills. Upon successful completion of BARB 715, BARB 720, and BARB 725 (a total of 300 hours), the student will be eligible for a Certificate of Specialization from Skyline College and will be able to apply for the written Barbering licensure examination through the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 144-162
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of an approved cosmetology program or Valid California Cosmetology License; and entrance into the Barbering program by special application.
Corequisites: None
TBA Pulido, J
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
BARB 725 - 56239 - State Board Written Exam Prep
BARB 725 State Board Written Examination Preparation

Designed for barbering students in their final semester of the program. Offers further preparation of students for the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology's written licensure exam.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: BARB 701, BARB 702 and BARB 703 or equivalent;, or admission to the Barbering Program by special application.
Corequisites: None
TBA White, C
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
COSM 767 - 55734 - Eyelash Enhancements
COSM 767 Eyelash Enhancements

Designed for students enrolled or graduated from the cosmetology or esthetician program and/or licensed cosmetologists and estheticians. Introductory skills for creating semi-permanent eyelash enhancements. Will include types of eyelash extensions, eyelash perms, eyelash tinting, and techniques for application depending on current California state regulations, client services, and career exploration.

Units: 1.5
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: COSM 701 or ESTI 775 or possession of a State of California Cosmetologist or Esthetician license.
Corequisites: None
Th 9:00am-3:45pm Rizzo, J
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
COSM 767 - 55734 - Eyelash Enhancements
COSM 767 Eyelash Enhancements

Designed for students enrolled or graduated from the cosmetology or esthetician program and/or licensed cosmetologists and estheticians. Introductory skills for creating semi-permanent eyelash enhancements. Will include types of eyelash extensions, eyelash perms, eyelash tinting, and techniques for application depending on current California state regulations, client services, and career exploration.

Units: 1.5
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: COSM 701 or ESTI 775 or possession of a State of California Cosmetologist or Esthetician license.
Corequisites: None
TBA Rizzo, J
Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
COSM 767 - 56329 - Eyelash Enhancements
COSM 767 Eyelash Enhancements

Designed for students enrolled or graduated from the cosmetology or esthetician program and/or licensed cosmetologists and estheticians. Introductory skills for creating semi-permanent eyelash enhancements. Will include types of eyelash extensions, eyelash perms, eyelash tinting, and techniques for application depending on current California state regulations, client services, and career exploration.

Units: 1.5
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: COSM 701 or ESTI 775 or possession of a State of California Cosmetologist or Esthetician license.
Corequisites: None
T 4:00pm-10:00pm Harris, V
Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
COSM 767 - 56329 - Eyelash Enhancements
COSM 767 Eyelash Enhancements

Designed for students enrolled or graduated from the cosmetology or esthetician program and/or licensed cosmetologists and estheticians. Introductory skills for creating semi-permanent eyelash enhancements. Will include types of eyelash extensions, eyelash perms, eyelash tinting, and techniques for application depending on current California state regulations, client services, and career exploration.

Units: 1.5
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: COSM 701 or ESTI 775 or possession of a State of California Cosmetologist or Esthetician license.
Corequisites: None
TBA Harris, V
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
ESTI 715 - 56233 - COSM to ESTI Crossover I
ESTI 715 Cosmetology to Esthetician Crossover I

The first of a three-course, one semester sequence designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skill development in skin care techniques, facial equipment, and hair removal to qualify for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology. Upon successful completion of ESTI 715, ESTI 720, and ESTI 725 (a minimum of 300 hours), the student will be eligible to apply for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 144-162
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of a California approved cosmetology program or a valid California cosmetology license; and, admission to the Esthetics program by special application.
Corequisites: None
M T W 9:00am-1:30pm Rizzo, J
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
ESTI 715 - 56233 - COSM to ESTI Crossover I
ESTI 715 Cosmetology to Esthetician Crossover I

The first of a three-course, one semester sequence designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skill development in skin care techniques, facial equipment, and hair removal to qualify for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology. Upon successful completion of ESTI 715, ESTI 720, and ESTI 725 (a minimum of 300 hours), the student will be eligible to apply for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 144-162
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of a California approved cosmetology program or a valid California cosmetology license; and, admission to the Esthetics program by special application.
Corequisites: None
Th 9:00am-1:30pm Calderon, T
Day Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
ESTI 715 - 56233 - COSM to ESTI Crossover I
ESTI 715 Cosmetology to Esthetician Crossover I

The first of a three-course, one semester sequence designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skill development in skin care techniques, facial equipment, and hair removal to qualify for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology. Upon successful completion of ESTI 715, ESTI 720, and ESTI 725 (a minimum of 300 hours), the student will be eligible to apply for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 144-162
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of a California approved cosmetology program or a valid California cosmetology license; and, admission to the Esthetics program by special application.
Corequisites: None
TBA Rizzo, J
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
ESTI 725 - 56240 - State Board Written Exam Prep
ESTI 725 State Board Written Exam Preparation - Esthetics

Designed for esthetic students in their final semester of the program. Offers further preparation of students for the California Board of Barbering and Esthetics written licensure exam.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in, ESTI 776 or ESTI 720 or equivalent;, or admission to the Esthetics program by special application.
Corequisites: None
TBA White, C

The college course catalog contains lists of all courses that we may offer in the current academic year.

Thank you for your interest in the Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetician programs at Skyline College! In two semesters, students will train in an innovative state of the art facility, gaining valuable knowledge and professional skills to pursue careers in barbering, cosmetology, esthetics, and so much more.

Submission of this special program application does not guarantee enrollment in future programs. Students must complete the Skyline College steps to enrollment prior to gaining eligibility to register for classes. Upon successful completion of steps to enrollment, students are responsible for registering themselves.

Registration is always on a first come, first serve basis. Please follow the steps below to

  1. Enroll at Skyline College, and
  2. Submit an special program application.
a cosmetology student puts mascara on a client

Skyline College offers the following career and technical education programs with courses focusing on theoretical foundation, practical skills, business knowledge, and the professional and ethical training needed for licensing through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Applications for each program are accepted year-round.
We will continue to accept applications until the program is full.


Additional Information and Resources

California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology requires all eligible students to possess a social security number and state issued ID. Students requiring proper identification must see the Cosmetology Program Service Coordinator for assistance.

Approximate costs of our programs includes but is not limited to tuition, a book, and professional kit. Registered Skyline College students may be eligible for Pell Grants, Scholarships and other financial aid awards to help cover the expenses of program. For further information, please visit the Financial Aid website.

Free Application Federal Student Aid – FASFA

Dream Act Application

Educational Access Center - EAC

International Students

Veterans Resource Center

  • Skyline College’s Federal School Code is: 007713

The Shop, Salon and Spa at Skyline College creates a unique barbershop, salon and spa experience for both clients and students. The Shop, Salon and Spa at Skyline College provides clients with an opportunity to receive top notch hair, skincare, and shaving services at competitive industry rates while students gain hands-on experience in a state of the art barbershop, salon and spa environment. 

Skyline College students, staff and faculty and guests, 65 or older, receive 10% off all services. Valid ID required upon check out to receive 10% off barbershop, salon or spa services. Please contact the salon or spa directly regarding scheduling an appointment for children under the age of 18. Specific policies and procedures may apply. 

All services are subject to availability and are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors. Cash gratuities towards services received is always appreciated by our students. We do not honor any refunds on services or products but complimentary re-do services are permitted within one week of original service appointment. We do not sell gift certificates for any services or products. Please contact us directly with any additional inquires. 

 

 

Primary Contact

(Skyline Cosmetology/Barber Information)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Cosmetology
skybceinfo@smccd.edu
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Department Faculty and Staff

Cassidy Ryan
Cassidy Ryan (Cosmetology Program Coordinator)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Cosmetology
ryanc@smccd.edu More details »
Robyn Ledesma
Robyn Ledesma (Cosmetology Program Assistant)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Cosmetology
ledesmar@smccd.edu More details »
Cat Nguyen
Cat Nguyen (Staff Assistant)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Cosmetology
nguyenc@smccd.edu More details »
Tammy Calderon
Tammy Calderon (Associate Professor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Cosmetology
calderont@smccd.edu More details »
Lynsey Hemstreet
Lynsey Hemstreet (Faculty)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Cosmetology
hemstreetl@smccd.edu More details »
Elias Lopez
Elias Lopez (Adjunct Faculty - Barbering)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Cosmetology
lopezelias@smccd.edu More details »
Regina Mitchell
Regina Mitchell (Instructor, Business/Industry)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Cosmetology
mitchellr@smccd.edu More details »