Click on the following Link to attend the Laney Cosmetology Graduation:

Laney Cosmetology Spring 2021 Virtual Graduation.

Thursday, May 27th, 2021 @ 12Noon

(Zoom Graduation will be open at 11:45am for Awardees and Spectators) 


The Cosmetology program prepares students in all phases of Cosmetology.  The program consists of 1600 hours training in theoretical foundations, manipulative skills, business knowledge, professional and ethical practices and prepares students to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure.

Options available for those interested in the Cosmetology program

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion (students are then qualified to apply for licensing through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology)
  • Earn an Associate in Arts Degree (students need to complete necessary Cosmetology courses and an additional 19 units of General Education)

Laney College Cosmetology Department offers its program during the day or evening

  • The daytime program consists of seven (7) classes over three (3) semesters totaling seventeen (17) units per semester (PLUS 1 complete session of Saturday Class or Summer Session is required to complete state board hours).  M-F, hours are from 8:00am to 3:30pm with an hour lunch from 12-1pm.
  • The evening program consists of seven classes (7) over three (4) semesters totaling fifteen (15) units during each of the first three semesters and five (5) units during the fourth semester (PLUS 2 complete sessions of: Saturday Class or Summer Session are required to complete state board hours). Hours are from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

Further Information

Due to COVID all classes are currently 100% online until further notice.

The Cosmetology Program consists of seven required courses, courses cannot be taken individually.

All Students  must attend an informational orientation session prior to enrolling in the courses.

Students must purchase  cosmetology supplies and books as directed by instructors to participate in the program by the second week of semester . . . Estimated cost books and supplies will be disclosed at Orientation session.

For information about our program call 510-464-3285 or by email


We look forward to meeting you!!