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Starting in January 2018, students will have a new, streamlined option to enter a formal hairstyling apprenticeship through VCC. As in other trades, the hairstylist apprenticeship combines approximately 80 per cent on-the-job training with 20 per cent classroom learning. This allows students to earn money and receive professional mentorship as they complete their education.
Following the new pathway, students will complete 11 weeks of classroom learning followed by 3,600 hours of on-the-job training to complete the two-level apprenticeship. This provides an alternative to the traditional 10-month hairstylist certificate and leads to trade certification from B.C.’s Industry Training Authority (ITA).
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|Level 1 - April, July
Level 2 - Feb, June, Sept
|11 weeks in-class
3,600 hours on-the-job training
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
Students must be registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) as an Apprentice and have received an ITA Identification number.
To determine whether you qualify for apprenticeship training consult the Industry Training Authority.
New apprentices who have successfully completed an ITA approved training program can apply to the Industry Training Centre for credit towards the work-based and technical training requirements of their apprenticeship. Often, successful completion of a trades program or pre-apprentice program significantly reduces the work-based and/or training hours required for the trade.
Fees and Other costs
|Application Fee||No Fee|
Level 1 $2067
Level 2 $1202
|Student Union Fee||$30 per term|
|College Initiative Fee||
Level 1 $31.00
Level 2 $15.00
|U-Pass Fee||$41 per month|
For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.
Make VCC your choice for hairstyling.
Students in the hair design program train in a brand new, state-of-the-art VCC Salon & Spa at the Downtown campus. Come for a tour, speak with insturctors and learn what it takes to be successful in this exciting industry.
Unable to make it to an upcoming info session? Learn everything you need to know about the hair design and skin and body therapy programs in this 5-minute video.
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