The San Joaquin County Office of Education CAREER ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (CAC) combines the allure of high fashion with hairdressing, adapting couture styles to the individual tastes and preferences of each client. More than just classrooms and techniques, the sleek design and progressive curriculum of CAREER ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY immerses students in a unique environment and provides an exceptional learning experience. Three professional cosmetologists who are also certificated instructors teach the classes. Among them, the instructors themselves have attended academies from such prominent professionals as Vidal Sassoon, Toni and Guy, Sebastian, Robert Cromeans, and Trevor Sorbie.
The philosophy of CAC is to prepare its students to enter the workforce as viable and productive citizens of the community. The CAC advisory board is comprised of educators and community business owners who meet twice a year to exchange ideas and share updated technology from the world of cosmetology.
Students are given an intense 1600-hour course that incorporates manicures, pedicures, facials, perms, hair coloring, and hair cutting. At regularly scheduled times; the students participate in a "mock state board exam" as a means of self-assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, we invite the public to make appointments for personal services at reduced rates so that the students may practice their skills and start building professional relationships. Our clients return repeatedly because of their satisfaction with our student’s knowledge and performance.
CAC students are encouraged to participate in state and national cosmetology competition whenever the opportunity arises. In October of 2007, we won 8 out of 10 competitions at the CCA Nino Faggian Competition held at Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz, Ca.
CAC has a history of bringing home trophies from competitions. In the spring of 2007, CAC won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in all categories at the Reno Hair Show. CAC competed against 22 other team in the nation at the annual competition of hair, nails, and makeup. Our instructors also won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place because of their outstanding instructional skills. CAC was also given an Outstanding School Award for our overall exemplary performance.
Combining our distinct approaches to hairdressing and education, CAREER ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY has established a learning facility that produces talented and well-trained hairdressers and color technicians for salons across North America. Our academy brings quality and consistency to hairdressing education.