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COVID-19 Update

At the direction of the Riverside County Health Office, the Riverside City College campus is closed until further notice. Due to the nature of the cosmetology discipline, courses cannot be offered online. Students enrolled in sections COS-60A-40488, COS-60A-42020, COS-60B-42021, COS-60C-42031, and COS-60D-40493 will automatically be given an Excused Withdrawal (EW) and receive a tuition refund. Any hours earned before the closure will count toward state licensure requirements, though students will need to retake the course. Information about EWs can be found on the RCC COVID-19 page.

Enabling students to continue their educational journey during this pandemic is a top priority and we are dedicated to continuing to provide support during these difficult times. Students are encouraged to visit the virtual CTE Engagement Center to join our open office hours or make an individual appointment with an educational advisor. To receive academic and career counseling, students should visit the RCC Counseling website​.

Instructional Pathway and Certificates​

Please see the program detail here​ for more information on Cosmetology​, Cosmetology Business Administration Entrepreneurial Concentration, Esthetician, Management and Supervision, and Cosmetology Instructor Training​


If you need assistance:

​Bonnie Langley
Career and Technical Educational Advisor
Riverside City College
(951) 222-8624
bonnie.langley@rcc.edu​

Riverside City College Cosmetology
4699 Olivewood
Riverside, CA 92506

Cosmetology Program Info

Cosmo-01.jpgThe cosmetology curriculum consists of a​minimum of, but not limited to1600 hours of instruction and requires a 2.0 average or higher in each of the 5 sequential courses to earn 47.5 units of college credit and a Certificate of Completion in Cosmetology. It prepares the student to qualify for the California State Board of Barbering and​ Cosmetology examination and the workforce. Upon passing the state examination, the student will be issued a cosmetologist license by the California State Board. 

Contact Information
Email: CosmoAppointment@rcc.edu 
Phone: 951-222-8182



Day Classes are held Monday thru Friday, 8am-4:30pm. Program duration is 1 year to complete. It is required that you attend everyday. Lack of attendance will result in being dropped from program.
 
Night Classes are held Monday thru Friday, 5:30-10:30pm. Program duration is 2 years to complete. It is required that you attend every night. Lack of attendance will result in being dropped from program.
 
Esthetician is the professional career in skin care and make-up.  The curriculum consists of a minimum of 600 hours and requires a 2.0 average or higher to earn 17 units of college credits and a Certificate of Completion in Esthetician.  It prepares the student to qualify for the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination and the workforce. Upon passing the state examination, the student will be issued an esthetician license by the California State Board.
 
Esthetic Classes are held Monday thru Friday, 12:00pm – 8:00pm. Program duration is two 9week courses to complete. It is required that you attend every day. Lack of attendance will result in being dropped from program.
 
Cost of Programs (approximate costs and could change at any time)
  • Cosmetology program is an estimated cost of $4000 and up.
    • ​Kit cost is subject to change without notice.
    • Approximate cost for both modules A and B $1345 plus tax.
    • Module A $645 plus tax (required at start of program). Module B $770 plus tax.
Esthetician Program Information

The esthetic curriculum consists of a minimum of 600 hours and requires a 2.0 average or higher to earn 17 units of college credits and a Certificate of Completion in Esthetician. It prepares the student to qualify for the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination and the workforce. Upon passing the state examination, the student will be issued an esthetician license by the California State Board.

Esthetic Classes are held Monday thru Friday, Check schedule for time. Program duration is two 9-week courses to complete. It is required that student attend every day. Lack of attendance will result in being dropped from program.

Cost of Program (approximate costs and could change at any time)
  • ​Esthetician program is an estimated cost of $4000 and up.
    • ​Kit cost is subject to change without notice.
    • Approximate cost $125​

Program Costs and Gain​ful Employment Disclosure
“It is the policy of the Riverside Community College District not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, physical/mental disability, medical conditions, marital status, age or sexual orientation with regard to its educational and employment programs, services and activities.”

 

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