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All students are required to pass an admissions test. SDBC uses CPAT Test as an admissions test. Students must pass the test with a minimum score of 118. As stated in the test publisher guidelines. This test will be administered by school personnel.

All students must have completed the 10th grade, or its’ equivalent as required by the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology to be eligible to take the State Board examination, or Applicant must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent (GED, California State Proficiency Test, Etc.).

Student may begin training at 16 years of ages, but must be at least 17 years of age in order to take the California State Board Examination.

Applicants enrolling in the Teacher Training course must also possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and a current Cosmetology license.


For the Massage Programs, due to the physically demanding nature of the profession, students must take into consideration their health and ability to complete a massage program. Performance of massage requires that a person will be able to stand and move about steadily for an hour or more. If you have neck, back, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist pain or injuries, you should consult your physician about the likelihood of problems when giving massages.


Pregnant students may participate in the Massage Programs at SDBC provided they have a written consent from their doctor(s).


SDBC does not discriminate in their admissions process on the basis of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Age, Handicap, Financial Status, Area of Origin or Residency in its Admissions, Instruction, or Graduation policies.



Students are expected to be regular in their attendance. Absences from classes will seriously affect the student’s progress. An absence may be excused but the student is required to complete the prescribed work. Excessive tardiness/absenteeism will be reviewed by the instructor in charge and may result in suspension or dismissal. Total clocked hours for each day will be rounded to the nearest 1/4 hour.

SDBC makes every effort to accommodate students in their ability to attend school while continuing work to pay for educational and personal expenses. Therefore, full time enrollment is defined as: 67% of scheduled enrollment, but not less than 100 hours of attendance per month. Part-time enrollment is defined as 67% of scheduled enrollment, but not less than 50 hours of attendance per month. Less than 50 hours of attendance per month is less than half time, this institution does not enroll half time students. Scheduled attendance is defined as the hours per week/month the student has contracted for on his/her enrollment agreement (contract).

Students are required to attend a minimum of 67% of scheduled hours of attendance. Students with an excess of three (3) un-excused absences within 30 days will be counseled, more than three counselings in three months may result in suspension, probation or termination of enrollment.

Class Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00 pm, CLOSED on MAJOR HOLIDAYS

Attending Classes:
It is very important for you to take part in class work in order to meet the state standards. When you miss a class, you miss very important parts of your education. We ask you to report reasons for absences the first day you return to class. Illnesses, death of an immediate family member, or other circumstances that are beyond your control, are an excused absence.

Tardiness Policy:
If you are going to be late you must notify the school by 8:30 am. When you clock in late your time will be calculated to the nearest 1/4 hour. If you are tardy (5) or more times in a month, you will be counseled and disciplinary action may result (suspension for (1) to (3) days and/or termination). If you are tardy for a theory class, you will be assigned other work to perform, such as outlines or practical work. Classes begin at 9:00 am each morning, and it is important that you be on time.

Classes of a limited size are scheduled to begin on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Graduation occurs following the completion of the required number of clock hours (theory hours and practical operations) as specified in the curriculum.

The school is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th,