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Salon Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Appointments:
(714) 895-8115 ext. 1
Skin Care Info:
(714) 895-8124.

For more information about the Cosmetology Program contact us at:

Phone: 714-895-8115 x3
Email: Cosmetology
@gwc.cccd.edu


Golden West College is a Board of Cosmetology Approved Provider Article 5, Section 945 Rules and Regulations

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California State Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 944226 Sacramento, CA 94244-2260 (800) 952-5210

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Esthetics Program Overview

Golden West College offers a license program in Esthetics.  Golden West College has offered this program for over 40 years, and the program’s reputation is highly recognized in the salon industry throughout Southern California.  The program is designed to prepare the student for a career in skin care and will cover bone structure, chemistry of products, skin analysis, use of packs and masks, electric modalities, corrected makeup, and correct use of products.  This program is required to qualify for licensing through the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.  A student must achieve a “C” or better for the entire program in order to receive their Certification of Specialization.

Esthetics is a 600-hour program, and consists of two 8½-week sessions offered in March 2015, August 2015, and January 2016.  The program offers full time day classes only, Monday through Friday – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  To begin you are required to register for COSM G071, Esthetics, Level I (9 units). 

Eighteen (18) units are earned with completion of the Esthetics Program, and you must complete both levels consecutively.  Enrollment in the program requires continuous attendance for the total number of program hours to become eligible for the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination. 

To register for the program submit an Admissions Application to Golden West College (on-line at www.goldenwestcollege.edu). After your application is processed you will receive registration information via email. NOTE: Cosmetology courses begin two weeks earlier than regular classes. Check the current semester schedule for term start dates. Check the current semester schedule for term start dates.  If the class is full, you can come to class on the first day to petition for enrollment.  Vacant seats are filled by a lottery-type system.  There is no waiting list.  If an enrolled student is not present at 8:00 am on the first day when roll is called they will be dropped from the class and the seat will be given to a petitioner (no exceptions).  Enrolled students will be required to purchase the Esthetics Kit and required textbooks on the first day of instruction.  This kit has all the materials required for the program. 

For students having difficulty enrolling in the program, we recommend that you take other classes at Golden West College.  This will provide you with “continuing student” status and you will receive an earlier registration appointment over new students.

We do not accept previous (transfer) hours from other esthetics programs.

EXPENSES (these expenses are subject to change and in some instances are approximate):

Financial aid is not available for the Esthetics Program.  Please refer to the “Student Success Services” section of your schedule for information on the Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), and Re-Entry/Cal WORKs.  You can also find this information at www.goldenwestcollege.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the Esthetics Program at Golden West College.  We look forward to meeting you and seeing you in our program.  Should you have any further questions, please e-mail cosmetology@gwc.cccd.edu.