Cosmetology Department General Information

Thank your for your interest in the Cosmetology and Esthetics programs at Fullerton College. The instructors and staff look forward to meeting you and working with you towards a successful and rewarding career.

The Cosmetology Department offers courses  designed to prepare the student in the basic theory of cosmetology and its applications. It is designed towards the preparation for the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology state examination and a successful career as a cosmetologist.

  1. Cosmetology: Requires 1600 hours of training. 
  2. Esthetics: Requires 600 hours of training.  CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  3. Instructor Training: Requires 600 hours of training. 
  4. Pivot Point Terminologies and Practices Requires :
  5. Degrees and Certificate
  6. NOTICE: since the college is now on a 16 week schedule to accomodate the cosmetology departments need to complete the 1600 hour requirements the Fall 2012 courses will begin August 13th and roll over through the regular fall schedule that is scheduled August 27th. You must register for August 13th in order to continue on with the course work.

Commonly asked Questions:

How do I apply?

The application process begins through Fullerton College Admissions and Records. Students who are enrolling for the first time must complete an admission application. You may apply in person at the admissions and Records office, or online. You will be provided with a registration appointment date and time.

New and returning student admission Process is available at

 How Do I register?  

Register for classes on or after your assigned registration appointment date and time. you may register on line at

How do I get in when the class is closed? Is there a waiting list?

After the class is full, you may petition in person on the first day of class. Vacant seats are filled by first come first served sign in as soon as you arrive.

Expenses: These expenses are subject to change and  in some instances are approximate.

For Financial aid: Please refer to  Level one  students are required to have all  textbooks and materials for this level no later than the first day of the second week. It is important to start your financial aid process with plenty of time to meet this requirement.

Pre-requisites: Check for pre-requisites early. Before you enroll check to see if your class has a pre-requisites. I it does they must be cleared prior to enrollment.