Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Cerritos College offer a Teacher Training Program?

We do not offer a Teacher Training Program; we recommend you search thru the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology website for possible training sites.

Does Cerritos College offer post education training for non Cerritos College students?

We do not offer post education training or education for non Cerritos College students.

I want to teach at Cerritos, what steps do I take?

We thank you for looking to become an educator at Cerritos College. We invite you to go to the Cerritos College Human Resources website and look to see if there are any postings. If there is a recruitment for a position(s) please follow the process listed on the recruitment brochure.

If there are currently no available posting we ask that you check back periodically for possible openings in the future.

For security purposes all documentation including but not limiting resumes and portfolios must be submitted directly to the Human Resources office. The Cosmetology Department will not accept these or any other documents from any prospective applicant.

How do I apply to attend Cerritos College?

Fill out an admission's application and return it to Admissions and Records or apply online (proof of residence may be required). We recommend having official high school transcripts sent directly to Cerritos College Admissions and Records or submit them to a counselor during an appointment or an Orientation Workshop.

Admissions and Records, 562.860.2451, Ext. 2211.

Can the Cosmetology Department register me in cosmetology or esthetician classes?

The registration process at Cerritos College is a completely automated computerized system. Please note that the Cosmetology Department has no access or control over the registration process. Students need to go to their mycerritos account and use your student number and PIN number (date of birth).

When can I register for my classes?

Students need to go to their mycerritos account and use your student number and PIN number (date of birth) to view their appointment date. Make every effort to register on the day and time of your appointment. You may register at any time after your appointment date up to the weekend before the new semester begins; keep in mind that classes do fill up quickly therefore, we strongly encourage you to register on your appointment date.

Can I register in future cosmetology or esthetician classes?

Students may only register for the upcoming semester during the specified registration dates as stated in the Schedule of Classes. The computerized registration system will not allow students to register for semestrs in the future. There is no sign-up or priority waiting lists for future semesters.

Do I have to take the Assessment Test (reading, math and language assessment)?

 

The Cosmetology COS 54: Intro to Esthetician has the following pre-requisite: Completion of ENGL 20 with a grade of "C" or higher or "Pass" or completion of the English Placement Process with a score eligible for ENGL 52 and completion of READ 42 or READ 48 with a grade of "C" or higher or "Pass" or the Reading placement process. 

COS 60A: Intro to Cosmetology I has the following pre-requisite: ENGL 20 with a grade of "C" or higher or "Pass" or completion of the English placement process and READ 43 or READ 49 with a grade of "C" or higher or "Pass" or completion of the Reading placement process.

How soon do I have to pay for my classes?

If you are successful in enrolling in a class, be sure to pay ALL your fees within 5 days or you will be dropped for non payment. If you enrolled the friday or weekend before school starts, your fees are due the same day/time you registered or you will be dropped for non payment.

What do I do if the class I want to enroll in is full?

If the class you wanted to enroll in is full, add yourself to the waiting list. You must pay ALL your fees within 5 days to remain on the waiting list. If you enrolled the friday or weekend before school starts, your fees are due the same day/time you registered or you will be dropped for non payment.

What do I do if the class and the wait list I want to enroll in is full?

Dont give up! Keep checking daily on Schedule+ as students on the roster and waiting list drop for various reasons and it is your responsibility to check for availability.

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