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If you are a new student and do not have an AS or BA/BS degree, you must take an assessment test to enroll in classes. Special EVENING hours for assessments for CTE students are also offered 7/22 and 8/6 from 6-8:30 PM. To schedule an evening assessment contact: MarkYamamoto:
CTE Counseling Orientation class also available 8/11 or 8/13 6-9 PM, location TBD. For details contact Mark Yamamoto.

Career Technical Education Students Only Assessment Schedule
7/22 6-8:30 PM
8/6 6-8:30 PM

Other assessment time slots as follows:

7/30 10AM-1PM 8/12 4 PM-7PM 8/19 10AM-1PM
8/6 10AM-1PM 8/14 12PM-3PM 8/21 12PM-3PM
8/8 9AM-12PM 8/15 10AM-1PM


To find out more about the new SSSP enrollment process please go to the following link; Getting started: The Student Success Program at Laney College

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The Laney College Cosmetology Program prepares students in all phases of cosmetology. Theprogram consists of 1600 hours training in theoretical foundations, manipulative skills, business knowledge, professional and ethical practices and prepares students for licensure examination through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Options available for those interested in the Cosmetology program

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion (students are then qualified to apply for licensing through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology)
  • Earn an Associate in Arts Degree (students need to complete necessary Cosmetology courses and an additional 19 units of General Education)

Laney College Cosmetology Department offers its program during the day or evening

  • The daytime program consists of seven (7) classes over three (3) semesters totaling seventeen (17) units per semsester. Hours are from 8:00am to 3:30pm with an hour lunch from 12-1pm.
  • The evening program consists of seven classes (7) over three (4) semesters totaling fifteen (15) units during each of the first three semsesters and five (5) units during the fourth semster. Hours are from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

Further Information
The Cosmetology Program consists of seven required courses – it is a program – and for that reason, courses cannot be taken individually.

For information about our program call 510-464-3285

  • Interested students, listen to information on line 1
  • For services, listen to line 2
  • To leave a message, listen to line 3

For information on kit and textbook prices call 510-464-3515 or visit the Laney College Bookstore.

We look forward to meeting you!!

  • Cosmetology Brochure (PDF – 308KB)

    Cosmetology Brochure