Hairstylist - Post-Secondary Program | St. Clair College

This program is a pre-apprenticeship program which delivers 3 semesters in one year, with enrollment starting in September. A grade 12 diploma (OSSD) or equivalent is required in order to be considered for entry into the program. This program requires 1500 in-school vocational hours plus 135 General Education hours totaling 1635 hours (33 vocational hours and 3 general education per week) and 2000 on the job in a salon.

Attendance is mandatory in all lecture and lab sessions.

Since this program is very popular, it is important that all applications are in by Feb. 1 of the same year in order to be considered.

Key Features

  • Clinical and lab experience
  • Students can earn apprenticeship credits
  • Industry specific field trips
  • Participating in charity events

Approximate Cost: View the 2019-2020 Tuition Fees document.
The cost includes tuition for 3 semesters, compulsory fees and required student kit.
*International student fees will vary.

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Career Options

A typical entry level position involves being an assistant to a hairstylist attaining an additional 2000 hours of on the job training. These hours, in conjunction with the 1500 in-school hours will meet the Ministry's required hours of training. This total training would make the Apprentice eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification Exam upon successful completion of this exam they would become a Licensed Hairstylist.

How to Apply

The online application at ontariocolleges.ca is the quickest and easiest way to apply. If you are currently enrolled in an Ontario Secondary School and prefer to use the paper application, you must obtain the appropriate form from your school.

If you are not currently enrolled in an Ontario Secondary School and would like to use the paper application, please call the College at 519-972-2759 to request one.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 year, 3 semesters, from September to August. This program requires 1500 in-school vocational hours plus 135 General Education hours totaling 1635 hours (33 vocational hours and 3 general education per week) and 2000 on the job in a salon.

Application should be in no later than February 1st of that year, to qualify for equal consideration.

The program requires a grade 12 diploma (OSSD).

We accept max 60 students per year - 2 sections of 3

Approx. $9,000+. Includes 3 semesters of tuition, compulsory fees and required student kit.

Approximately 33 vocational hours per week, plus 3 hours per week of General Education courses. Monday to Friday. Attendance is compulsory. Students must be prepared to participate in all aspects of this trade requiring both male and female interaction.

Lab coats must be worn when doing practical work. No jeans, shorts or hats. Closed toe shoes must be worn in all labs/clinicals.