Diploma of Vocational Education
Duration: 44 Weeks plus 3 week work term
The 47 week Hairstylist Diploma program is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship curriculum that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The program provides students with a wide range of skills that are needed to work as a first-year apprentice, including those related to safety, salon fundamentals, cutting and styling, hair color, chemical waving and relaxing hairstyles and many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and hair salon. Upon successful completion of academic courses students will also take part in a 3 week work-term before graduating.
The Hairstylist program is an apprenticeship trades program. Courses completed at Academy Canada meet the requirements to become an Entry-Level Hairstylist. Once this training is completed and the graduate obtains their first position in the trade, s/he must register as an Apprentice with the Department of Education (Division of Industrial Training). Government will then cover the costs associated with regular advanced training as the apprentice gains experience and works towards completing their Journeyperson exam. Passing this examination will result in receiving Red Seal Certification.
Academy Canada offers a Trade Qualifier course in Hairstylist. After students graduate and work in the industry for 2600 hours, graduates can return to Academy Canada for a four (4) week refresher course to prepare them for the Interprovincial Journeyperson certification.
Upon successful completion of the Hairstylist program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) as hairstylists in both male and female services. Opportunities may also be available in sales-related and personal grooming services.
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High School Graduates or Equivalent
High School Graduates or equivalent are eligible for admission to the Hairstylist program. Students must complete an application form and provide a copy of High School, Adult Basic Education, or G.E.D. results. Under certain circumstances students who do not meet the formal High School requirements may be accepted upon the recommendation of a High School Principal or Guidance Counsellor. Please contact an Admissions Officer for further details.
Mature students are eligible for admission to the Hairstylist program. These students must be at least 19 years of age, complete an application form, provide a copy of recent marks, and write a Canadian Adult Achievement Test, arranged by Academy Canada.
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