Get the Skills to Become a Cosmetology Professional

8 Month* Cosmetology Program in
Yuba City, California

Do you have a passion for beauty? As a Cosmetologist, you can turn your passion into your career! As specialists in the art and science of haircare, skincare and nails, Cosmetologists are the foundation of the beauty industry.

The Cosmetology program from Sutter County Career Training Center offers the hands-on training, industry certification prep, and personalized support it takes to pursue a rewarding beauty career, without spending years in school.

The best way to see if Sutter County Career Training Center is right for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information about the Cosmetology program, class schedules, and financial support options for students who qualify.

Our Cosmetology program and salon are located at:
950 Tharp Road, Suite 1100
Yuba City, California 95993

To enroll please call: 530-674-9199
To make an appointment at the salon please call: 530-822-5850

Is a Career as a Cosmetologist Right for You? Take the Sutter County Career Training Center “Cosmetology Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Cosmetology Career Training Readiness score now!

Becoming a Qualified Cosmetology Professional

Sutter County Career Training Center’s 1,000-hour Cosmetology program in Yuba City will provide you with the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and professional attitudes necessary to obtain licensure and for competency in the Cosmetology profession.

As a successful graduate of this program, you will be:

  • Able to perform skills in the areas of hair cutting, hair styling, hair coloring, skincare, make-up application, and manicuring
  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, and guests
  • Able to project professionalism
  • Able to perform basic analytical skills to be able to advise clients on total look concepts
  • Able to apply academic learning, technical information, and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the State of California Licensing Examination, and qualify for entry-level positions in Cosmetology or related career fields. You’ll feel secure going into your State Licensure exam after you receive so much personalized coaching and exam preparation from industry professionals.

Our Cosmetology Program At-a-Glance

  • Instructors with industry experience
  • Classes run Monday through Thursday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Licensing exam prep
  • Dedicated career services team for job search assistance

Cosmetology Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 8% through 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations**.

As a graduate of Cosmetology school, you may find employment in:

  • Beauty Salons
  • Resort Hotels
  • Spas
  • And more!

Many Cosmetologists may choose to own their own salon! Learn more about Cosmetology training at Sutter County Career Training Center and see if our program is the right fit for you.

Program Outline

Milady CoursesClock Hours
Board Approved Health and Safety100
Disinfection and Sanitation100
Chemical Hair Services200
Hairstyling Services225
Skin Care150
Hair Removal & Lash/Brown Beautification50
Manicure and Pedicure100
Additional Training75
Total Program1,000

Is a Creative Career in Cosmetology Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Cosmetology and exploring whether Sutter County Career Training Center is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, give us a call at 1-530-674-9199

*Program length when completed in normal time.

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Becki Ulrey has been a Licensed Stylist and Salon Owner for 38 years. As a teenager, Becki always enjoyed going to the hair dresser. That’s where she fell in love with the energy of the salon and instantly knew this was the career for her. Along with teaching at Sutter County Cosmetology, Becki works at Salon Centric, a wholesale beauty supply store that sells exclusively to licensed professionals where she helps other stylists with their salon and client needs. Between her jobs, she always makes sure to continue her education staying up to date on the newest products and latest techniques through online courses and attending hair and beauty shows in places like San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento and Las Vegas. “I’m honored and excited to be on a team educating the future generations of stylist!”


Heidi Pratt has worked in the cosmetology industry for 37 years, with extensive experience in cutting and coloring. From attending the Career College of Cosmetology in Yuba City at the beginning of her career to working day in and day out with clients in her chair, Heidi she is looking forward to bringing that same classroom learning and real life experience to her students. “I have loved being a hairdresser for so long. I enjoy making people laugh, smile and most of all feeling better leaving than they did walking in,” Heidi said. Heidi keeps up with trends and her own list of clients at Image Salon and Day Spa in Yuba City. And although this may feel like a busy schedule, Heidi says she is eager to work and teach about the industry she has loved for nearly four decades. “Being a part of this team has been and continues to be an amazing experience. I enjoy teaching,” explained Heidi. “From the interaction with students to watching them learn techniques and grow into more confident stylists, it’s incredibly rewarding.”

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