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2023 dates

  • March 6 - March 10
  • May 22 - May 26


Carmen Beck

805-579-6200 ext. 1610

online, self-paced class

Related Science (Health & Safety) is the only Cosmetology program course conducted online.

Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, and Manicurist classes are conducted IN-PERSON ONLY.

Related Science (Health & Safety)

Related Science (Health & Safety) - Prerequisite

Related Science (Health & Safety) is a REQUIRED PREREQUISITE course for all cosmetologist, barber, esthetician and manicurist students.


Related Science (Health & Safety) is a short training course in the areas health and safety as required by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. The curriculum covers infection control, health and safety hazards, as well as challenges faced by beauty professionals in the workplace. It is a mandatory course requirement for any student wishing to begin a career in the field of cosmetology in California. Topics cover a wide spectrum, including toxic chemicals, communicable diseases, ergonomics, health and safety, legal rights, workers' rights, and physical and sexual abuse awareness.

beginning december 2022

Beginning in December 2022, the $55 fee for the Related Science Health & Safety prerequisite will be included in Level 1 core class tuition. The new fee structure for Level 1 core classes will be as follows: 

Barber - Level 1: $1,905

Cosmetologist - Level 1: $1,905

Esthetician - Level 1: $1,605

Manicurist - Level 1: $1,105

Related Science Health & Safety is still a REQUIRED week-long, self-paced online course that must be successfully completed prior to beginning any core class (Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Manicurist). We now offer an optional in-person tutorial session on the first day of class that covers the basics of navigating Google Classroom. 

The next session of Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, and Manicurist classes will begin March 13, 2023.