Program Details

اسم المدرسة

San Jose City College

إسم البرنامج

AS Cosmetology

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San José City College offers a certificate and Associate in Science degree in Cosmetology. The Cosmetology Program is designed to provide those persons interested in becoming a licensed cosmetologist with instruction in technical and theoretical knowledge relating to the basic skills in all phases of cosmetology including current salon techniques and trends. Emphasis is placed on application of skills in hair coloring, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, hair styling, hair cutting, manicuring, skin care, facials and makeup. Instruction in professionalism, salon management, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, sanitation, Cosmetology Act, rules and regulations are included.

The Cosmetology Program is composed of 1600 hours of instruction, to satisfy the requirements of the California State Board of Cosmetology. Once a student is admitted to the Cosmetology Program the student must enrol on a full-time basis (40 hours a week). The program offers a Certificate of Achievement, as well as an Associate in Science Degree. Upon completion of the certificate program, students are eligible to take the State Board Examination for licensing. The program is intended to prepare students for Cosmetology entry positions i.e., hairstylist, facialist, and manicurist. Candidates for the Cosmetology Program must file a supplementary application. Applications are available in the Cosmetology Department C101A. Orientation meeting attendance is required prior to enrolment. A grade of “C” or better is required in each major and certificate theory and lab course. Candidates who successfully complete the applicable degree requirements may be granted an Associate in Science Degree in Cosmetology.

Application Requirements

San Jose City College does not charge an application fee

Original Bank Certification Letter indicating required funds in in liquid assets (cannot be from any source of stocks, bonds, or retirement accounts) listed in US dollars (For 2019-2020 year, minimum $21,428 USD required).

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Admitted students will receive a letter of acceptance, form I-20, and other admission information. Upon receipt of a complete application, the international admissions staff will review it. Admission decisions will be mailed within 2 weeks.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Official English detailed translations of all your secondary and post-secondary transcripts.
2. English Language Proficiency Requirement:
a. By Examination: Scores must be sent directly by testing agency

  • TOEFL School Code: 4686 Dept Code: 00, Minimum Score: 500 paper-based; 61 iBT
  • IELTS Academic Module Minimum Band Score: 5.5
  • STEP-EIKEN Minimum Score: Step 2A
  • PTE:  Academic Test Minimum Score:  42

b. Completion of the prerequisite course for college level English at U.S. institution.
c. Participation in Partner English Language Program

Tuition & Other Fees $ 6,864
Estimated Books & Supplies $1,422
Mandatory Health Insurance $1,422
Estimated Living Expenses $9,200
Estimated Other Personal Expenses $2,520
Total Estimated Cost ​$21,428