Hair Design / Cosmetology

Course Description

The primary purpose of this course is to train students in both theory and practical experience, which will prepare them for immediate employment.

The student will be prepared to take the Washington State Hair Design Licensing Examination. The course is directed towards developing in the students desirable habits and attitudes with respect to health, appearance, safety and sanitation, encourages self-reliance, readiness to assist others and an ethical approach to this profession.

A minimum of 1400 clock hours of attendance is required; 120 hours of that will be in basic classroom training. The remaining hours will be performed in theory and the clinic floor on clients and/or completing daily assignment.

Sessions Offered: 8:00-10:30AM / 12:00-2:30PM / 3:00-6:10PM (Mon-Thurs)

Length of Program: 1-2 years

Equivalency Credits: 1 credit Art

College Credits: N/A

Locations: Elite Academy (Yakima) / Professional Beauty School (Yakima) 

Certifications/Licensure: Upon successful completion of the licensing examination and after 1400 hours of education and training students are qualified to practice Hair Design in Washington State.

Employment Outlook

Career Opportunities: Hair Design


Course Outline

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Program Instructors

Betty King
Betty King

Cosmetology / Hair Design

Betty King
Betty King

Cosmetology / Hair Design

(509) 457-9246

Betty has been a stylist for over 36 years. Betty owns four hair salons in the valley and has over 50 stylists working for her. She is a co-owner of Elite Academy and teaches full time there. She has been a licensed instructor and associated with YV-TECH since 1986. Betty specializes in hair coloring and has worked with Tom Dispenza (voted the top colorist in the world of the decade by the world wide color association) for many years.


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