Skilled Trades

Hands-on experience in our salon. Get your in-school hours for trade certification exam. Outstanding facilities, experienced instructors.

General information

Program code
3 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie
Winter 2018 Barrie

Program description

This program covers all of the required skills needed to work in the Hairstyling trade. Offered in a condensed format, students complete the diploma in one year. Through progressive levels of theory and practical techniques, the program focuses on hands-on training in hair cutting, styling and design, as well as colouring and lightening, chemical texturizing, permanent wave, and hair additions. In addition, students will be introduced to relevant legislation in the trade, health and safety issues, professional ethics, communication skills, and entrepreneurial practices.

Additional program specific fee information for Hairstyling

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


Mandatory Courses

HAIR1000 Professional Issues
HAIR1001 Health and Safety
HAIR1002 Client Service
HAIR1003 Preparatory Procedures and Treatment: Basic
HAIR1004 Cut Hair: Basic
HAIR1005 Style Hair: Basic
HAIR1006 Preparatory Procedures and Treatment: Advanced
HAIR1007 Cut Hair: Intermediate
HAIR1008 Style Hair: Intermediate
HAIR1009 Colour and Lighten Hair: Basic
HAIR2000 Cut Hair: Advanced
HAIR2001 Style Hair: Advanced
HAIR2002 Permanent Wave Hair: Basic
HAIR2003 Colour and Lighten Hair: Intermediate
HAIR2004 Permanent Wave Hair: Advanced
HAIR2005 Chemically Relax Hair
HAIR2006 Colour and Lighten Hair: Advanced
HAIR2007 Hair Additions
ENTR2012 Entrepreneurial Skills
ENTR2013 Advanced Entrepreneurial Skills

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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