Program Hours: Please be advised that the hours and days of the program may include longer hours either 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM or 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM three days per week and may include Saturday classes from 8:30 to 5:30 pm. Once you have been registered you can view your schedule at https://my.vcc.ca/
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|Jan, Mar, May, Sep||10 months||Certificate||Downtown||Full-time|
The first step, apply early. Students who have officially applied and met all admission requirements are sent a letter of acceptance approximately four to five months in advance of the next available start date. A first payment is required to reserve a space in the program. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and only students who pay the required fees (including a non-refundable deposit that cannot be deferred from student loan) are registered into the program.
|If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now.||Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office||Visit us at one of our campus locations.|
After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.
This program is divided into three levels and is 10 months in length. The first two levels of this program are designed to cover all core aspects of the industry on a progressive scale, demanding an increase in competence at each level. The final level is specifically designed for the student to complete their chosen course of study.
Theoretical knowledge and practical training are covered in such areas as client relations, men's and ladies hair cutting, permanent waving, shaving, hair colouring, hair and scalp treatments, facials and manicures, and disorders of the scalp and skin. Salon management, bookkeeping, reception and desk functions, and business services are also an integral part of this program. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive work-based hours of training credit towards an apprenticeship and are eligible to write the ITA exam.
Students who complete both the full-time hair design program and full-time skin and body therapy program are eligible to receive a cosmetology diploma.
Classes are generally held Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (these hours could change depending on the intake).
See changes to apprentice financial support.
This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.
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.
Fees and Other costs
|Student Union Fee||$165|
|College Initiative Fee||$105|
|Student Union Health Plan Fee||$146|
|Student Union Dental Plan Fee||$146|
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.
|May 21, 2019||Tuesday||4 - 5 p.m.||201||Downtown|
|June 18, 2019||Tuesday||4 - 5 p.m.||201||Downtown|
|July 30, 2019||Tuesday||4 - 5 p.m.||201||Downtown|
|August 20, 2019||Tuesday||4 - 5 p.m.||201||Downtown|
Contact Us/Request Info
Contact Us/Request Info
Before you send us an email, please ensure you have reviewed
As well, if you meet any of the following criteria, please follow the links for more information: