The cosmetology staff at San Jose City College are some of the most passionate and well trained staff in cosmetology services in the nation. Along side teaching classes weekly, many of the full time instructors practice on the side as well.
Enrollment into the program is accepted in either the fall semester or the spring semester. Most students complete the program in two full semesters and a summer session. The cosmetology program is designed for full-time students only. Because SJCC is a community college funded by the state, we are able to provide this comprehensive education at a fraction of the cost of private schools. Students pay $26 per unit.
Students enrolled in the Cosmetology program at San Jose City College (SJCC) have the opportunity to receive instruction in the areas of hair, skin, nail, and salon skills. After completion of the program, students can earn a Certificate of Achievement and/or Associate of Science degree. In addition, SJCC graduates acquire necessary skills and knowledge to pass the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology exam. To be eligible for the State license, students must successfully complete 1600 clock hours in an educational institution approved by the Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology.