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Submitter's Information


Madeline Bettencourt


Assistant Professor


Inland Empire/Desert


Riverside City College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Kristine DiMemmo

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Program Details

Program Title


Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Cosmetology and Barbering (300700)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

The Waxing curriculum consists of a minimum of, but not limited to, 275 hours of instruction and requires a 2.0 average or higher in each  Waxing course to earn 19.5 units of college credit and a Certificate of Completion in Waxing.  It prepares the student to qualify for the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination and the workforce.  Upon passing the state examination, the student will be issued a waxing license by the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Enrollment Completer Projections

Riverside City College projects 150 students to earn a certificate or degree in waxing.

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

The waxing program prepares individuals for waxing/hair removal occupations through the instruction and care of the skin, including hygiene, customer relations, and salon management.  In 2018, there were 3,500 jobs in the hair removal/esthetics occupational group in the inland Empire/Desert Region.  This occupational group is projected to increase employment by 11% by 2023.  Employers in the region will need to hire 2,447 workers over the next five years to fill new jobs and back fill jobs that workers are permanently vacating (including occupational transfers and retirements).

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative
(Y1 or S1)

Program Requirements

COS 1A-Intro to Cosmetology Level I

COS 1B- Intro to Cosmetology Level II

COS 1C- Cosmetology Business Concepts

COS 71A- Waxing and Hair Removal Concepts

COS 90A- Level I Clinic Floor Concepts

COS 90B- Level II Clinic Floor Concepts

COS 90C- Level III Clinic Floor Concepts

COS 94A- Waxing Theory Exam Readiness Concepts

COS 94B- Waxing Practical Exam Readiness Concepts

Supporting Documents

Inland/Empire Desert Regional Questions

Submission Details

Published at

05/07/19 - 04:18 PM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  05/13/19

Received regional recommendation at 5-13-2019 IEDRC Deans Meeting.