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VCC International

Hairstylist Certificate (formerly Hair Design)

Make a career designing great hair. Demand for qualified hairsylists and barbers continues to grow along with public desire for specialized personal services.
VCC is the only public institution in Metro Vancouver offering cosmetology programs.

Program Hours: Please be advised that the hours and days of the program may include longer hours either 8:30 amd to 5:30 pm or 10:00 am to 7:00 pm three days per week and may include Saturday classes from 8:30 to 5:30 pm. Once you have been registered you can view your schedule at https://my.vcc.ca/

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
January, March, May, September 10 months Certificate Downtown Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

This program is divided into three levels and is 10 months in length. The first two levels of this program are designed to cover all core aspects of the industry on a progressive scale, demanding an increase in competence at each level. The final level is specifically designed for the student to complete their chosen course of study.

Theoretical knowledge and practical training are covered in such areas as client relations, men's and ladies hair cutting, permanent waving, shaving, hair colouring, hair and scalp treatments, facials and manicures, and disorders of the scalp and skin. Salon management, bookkeeping, reception and desk functions, and business services are also an integral part of this program. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive work-based hours of training credit towards an apprenticeship and are eligible to write the ITA exam.

Students who complete both the full-time hair design program and full-time skin and body therapy program are eligible to receive a cosmetology diploma.

Classes are generally held Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (these hours could change depending on the intake).

See changes to apprentice financial support.



Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

  • Grade 10 English equivalent
  • Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirement may request an interview with the Department Head of Hair Design or representative. CLPBT scores of Listening 7, Speaking 6, Reading 6 and Writing 4, are also acceptable for entry.

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

Hair Colouring 1 (HAIR 1108)
course schedule schedule
2.5 credits
Hair Cutting 1 (HAIR 1105)
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3.0 credits
Hair Styling 1 (HAIR 1106)
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3.0 credits
Permanent Waving 1 (HAIR 1107)
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2.0 credits
Salon Ecology (HAIR 1103)
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1.0 credits
Salon and Spa Business 1 (HAIR 1109)
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1.0 credits
Shampooing and Scalp Treatments (HAIR 1102)
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2.0 credits
Trichology and Skin (HAIR 1104)
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1.5 credits


Term 2

Hair Colouring 2 (HAIR 1208)
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2.0 credits
Hair Cutting 2 (HAIR 1205)
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2.0 credits
Hair Styling 2 (HAIR 1206)
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2.0 credits
Permanent Waving 2 (HAIR 1207)
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2.0 credits
Practicum 1 (HAIR 1215)
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2.0 credits
Salon and Spa Business 2 (HAIR 1216)
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1.0 credits


Term 3

Hair Colouring 3 (HAIR 1308)
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2.0 credits
Hair Cutting 3 (HAIR 1305)
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3.0 credits
Hair Styling 3 (HAIR 1306)
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3.0 credits
Permanent Waving 3 (HAIR 1307)
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2.0 credits
Practicum 2 (HAIR 1315)
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2.0 credits
Salon Business 3 (HAIR 1316)
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2.0 credits


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $18,266
Student Union Fee $167
College Initiative Fee $105
Student Union Health Plan Fee $146
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $146
U-Pass Fee $410
Other Costs Graduation Fee - $40

Campus Resource Fee - $183

Hairstyling Kit and Textbooks - $1,950 (current kit must be purchased on the first day of the program through the VCC Bookstore)

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

email: study@vcc.ca

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Program: Hairstylist Certificate (formerly Hair Design)