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Hairstylist Foundation Certificate

Location(s): Dawson Creek


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Students receive training according to the provincial Hairstylist Apprenticeship curriculum, as established by SkilledTradesBC. Students who complete the NLC Foundation program are taught in a salon environment for the majority of their 990 hours and are credited with 300 work-based training hours. 

Students are introduced to the basics of haircuts, styles, shampoo and scalp treatments as well as the training needed to chemically treat hair using colour and permanent treatments. Students will also learn the business and communication skills that are required to work in a salon environment.

Students will create a personal portfolio showcasing their skills and creativity which will help them market their talent to prospective clients and employers.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation program and a further 1290 hours of work-based training, students may enroll in the Hairstylist Apprenticeship Program.

Career Prospects


Well-trained hairstylists are in demand. Graduates who have obtained their Red Seal certification are qualified to secure employment in large or small salons, or they may wish to open their own business. The following career opportunities are available to program graduates: hairstyling, technician, platform artist, salon management, cruise ship salon operator, film stylist, instructor, inspector, examiner, and salesperson. 

Details


Intakes


Location Starting Type
Dawson Creek (South Peace Campus) September Cohort   

Length


967 hours; approximately 37 weeks long.

Estimated Program Fees


Program fee type: Trades/Apprenticeship

Costs indicated are estimates for a full-time course load.
Book, instruments, supplies, uniforms/clothing and third-party fees are additional.

Domestic Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Total
Year 1 $ 3,307.14 $ 162.11 $ 1,387.01 $ 4,856.26

International Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
International
Medical Insurance
Total
Year 1 $ 11,884.43 $ 162.11 $ 1,387.01 $ 828.00 $ 14,261.55

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Admission Requirements


Complete either A, B, C, or D:

A. English and Math


English Requirement

One of the following:

  • BC Language Arts 10 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C+, or equivalent.
  • BC Language Arts 11 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C+, or equivalent.
  • BC Language Arts 12 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C+, or equivalent.
  • ENGL 030  or higher, with a minimum final grade of C+, or equivalent.
  • IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent English placement test and score.

Math Requirement

One of the following:

  • BC Math 10 with a minimum final grade of C+, or equivalent
  • BC Math 11 with a minimum final grade of C, or equivalent
  • BC Math 12 with a minimum final grade of C, or equivalent
  • MATH 030  or higher, with a minimum final grade of C+, or equivalent.

Science Requirement

One of the following:

  • BC Science 10 with a minimum final grade of C+, or equivalent
  • SCIE 030  with a minimum final grade of C+, or equivalent

B. ESTR 037


Complete:

C. Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT)


All of:

  • Reading Comprehension: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Number Operations: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Problem Solving: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Science: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher

Based on the results of the assessment(s), applicants may be required to participate in an assessment interview to determine admissibility. Interviews may be conducted virtually if necessary.

D. POWER


Complete:

Post-Admission Requirements


NLC’s South Peace campus is connected to the Dawson Creek High School - South Peace campus.  Therefore Criminal Records Review Act requires that all NLC students over the age of 19 before classes begin must submit:

  • A clearance letter from the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP), for a Schedule “B” Criminal Record Check (CRC), WORKS WITH children or WORKS WITH Children and Vulnerable Adults before beginning the program. For information and regulations, see Criminal Records Checks .

Important Notes


  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit Student Aid BC to apply for financial assistance online.  Note that dual credit students are not eligible for Student Aid.

  2. A basic equipment kit for hairstyling is provided to each student at the beginning of the program. This kits include tools necessary for the program.  Students are required to have a computer (laptop or other mobile device) with minimum computer requirements.  Students are expected to wear black pants and white shirts to class. Professional clothing must be worn to all practicums.

  3. The program is affiliated with the SkilledTradesBC and SD 59, 60, 81 and 87.

Program Requirements


Residency Requirement 100% of each level must be completed at Northern Lights College or by approval of the Dean
Minimum Grade Requirements 70% minimum in all courses

Credential


Certificate in Hairstylist Foundation

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