This partnership between VCC and School District No. 42 provides a unique opportunity for secondary school students to complete Grade 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the hairstyling field. Additionally, students will acquire job-ready skills to enter the job market or pursue other post-secondary education.
Adult students who have not graduated may be eligible to take this program at a reduced tuition rate as well.
Your application package must include the following:
VCC Hair Application and Waivers
SD 42 Partnership Application
Cover letter (briefly stating why you are interested in this program)
Recent transcript of your grades
Submit the complete package to your school’s career planning assistant, work experience teacher, or counselor.
This program covers theory and related information along with hands-on experience. Good hand/eye coordination and good physical condition are desirable.
The standard program consists of the following course content:
Full 10-month VCC program
Introduction to hairstyling women’s/men’s
Hygiene, bacteriology and sanitation
Communications and salon functions
Shampoos, conditioners and rinses
Scalp and hair treatments
Hair structure and chemistry
The minimum grade for individual courses is 64 percent. An overall GPA of 70 percent or better is required. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program.
Students who successfully complete the program will have completed 8 courses for 32 credits on the secondary school graduation transcript. They will also receive the VCC certificate and apprenticeship certification.