Build Your Future in Cosmetology Instructor

The Cosmetology Instructor Associate in Science Degree will prepare a student for a career and/or employment as an instructor trained to teach the technical skills necessary for work with hair, skin and nails. Preparation includes communications skills, advanced Avant-garde make-up, and principles of selling products and services This program is designed to introduce and/or expand Pivot Point principles and advanced techniques.

The Cosmetology Instructor training program is designed for licensed Cosmetologist/Barber/Esthetician who intend to teach in the post-secondary or private sector Cosmetology/Barbering/Esthetician schools.

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Associate in Science Degree – Cosmetology Instructor

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Associate in Science Degree – Cosmetology Instructor

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information:

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

Cosmetology/Barbering/Esthetician Instructor Training: 600 clock hours

• COSM 060 F Instruction Techniques in Cosmetology/Esthetician & COSM 062 F Advanced Instruction in Cosmetology/Esthetician – Two semester courses for California licensed cosmetologists/barbers/estheticians to learn instructional techniques. (Offered as Fall & Spring 16-week courses.)
• COSM 060LF, COSM 061LF, & COSM 062LF – two to three semester courses for student-instructors to complete 600 clock hours of laboratory observation to become a Cosmetology/Barbering/Esthetician Instructor.
• Pivot Point Instruction I – Preparatory course to teach Pivot Point terminologies. (Offered as Summer 8-week hybrid course only.)

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Average Salary: $46,960 – $101,500
• Cosmetologist
• Hair Stylist
• Master Cosmetologist
• Stylist
• Barber Stylist

Overall employment of career and technical education teachers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by type of institution. While employment of vocational teachers in postsecondary institutions is projected to be show little or no change, employment of career and technical education teachers in middle and secondary schools is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Overall demand for career and technical education teachers will be driven by a continued demand for programs that prepare students for technical careers at middle and high schools and at postsecondary institutions.

As middle and high school students continue to be required to take more academic classes and fewer career and technical classes, employment growth of career and education teachers in middle and high schools may be affected.

In addition, public schools are dependent on government funding for career and technical programs. When budgets for these programs are reduced, employment growth for career and technical teachers may be limited.

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Average Salary in this Field

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$101,500 Per Year

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