San Diego, CA, Cosmetology Programs
There is only one not-for-profit school in the San Diego area that offers cosmetology programs. This article examines that school, a 2-year public institution that is downtown, and its program offerings. The article also includes a table that spotlights important information about the school, including costs and enrollment.
- Located in the heart of the downtown San Diego area, San Diego City College offers a certificate and an associate's degree in cosmetology, along with a cosmetology instructor certificate.
Students need to consider many factors when choosing a school. The following table offers important information in a convenient format.
|San Diego City College|
|School Type||Two-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||15,569*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)|| $1,142 in-state
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)||87%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - Open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2017)|| 66% of full-time students
38% of part-time students*
|Graduation Rate (completed program within 150% of 'normal' time and began their studies in 2014)||23%*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
San Diego City College
The cosmetology programs at San Diego City College can teach students how to perform basic cosmetology services through a combination of classroom and lab work. Cosmetology services provided by students are available to the public for a fee.
Cosmetology Certificate of Achievement
This program consists of 42.5 credit hours. After completing the necessary fundamental courses in cosmetology, students learn about physiology, cosmetology regulations and skin disorders. Several intermediate and advanced cosmetology labs are included, and there are courses in business practices and chemical services as well. Towards the end of the program, students must complete a state board review course in preparation for the state cosmetology licensing exam.
Cosmetology Teacher Training Certificate of Performance
To qualify for this program, students must have a California cosmetology license and at least one year of work experience in cosmetology. The program consists of two separate training courses totaling 12 credit hours. Students are prepared for California licensure as cosmetology teachers.
Associate in Science in Cosmetology
This 60-credit degree program covers skin diseases and disorders, cosmetology labs and cosmetology fundamentals. Students are also required to take a chemistry fundamentals course with a lab component. A basic business class and general education courses are part of the curriculum as well. Similar to this school's cosmetology certificate program, the associate's program includes a state board review course.