Pre-Apprenticeship Hairstyling Certificate Program

In this one year program (September to June) students can:

  • earn a SCAS-Adult Hairstyling Certificate

  • earn 12 secondary school credits, which can be used towards obtaining your OSSD (if you have not completed it yet)

  • qualify to write the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ basic and advanced exemption exams excusing students from further in school course work

SCAS's Pre-Apprenticeship Hairstyling Certificate Program is structured as follows:

  • 36 weeks - 1080 hours

  • Classes are from 8:25-3:15 - Monday to Friday

  • Work Experience Placements in a licensed hair salon

To register for SCAS's Pre-Apprenticeship Hairstyling Certificate Program you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older

  • Have completed Ontario grade 11 English (ENG3C/U) 

  • Pay the non-refundable materials fee of $600.00
    for a hair kit and book.
    This must be paid in full at registration in order to be registered and to receive your timetable.


*All costs are approximate and may change based on service provider costs.


WHAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER  - At least one document must have photo ID.  You will be required to come into our school to show your documents in person:

1. Proof of status in Canada - One of:
- Canadian passport or citizenship card or birth certificate
- Permanent resident card
- Refugee protection claimant document WITH study permit, work permit or convention refugee document

2. Proof of current address - one of:
- Lease or rental agreement
- Property tax bill
- Bank statement
- Utility bill (hydro, gas, phone, internet)

3. - Ontario transcript, showing completion of ENG3C


Please remember that to be a hairstylist in Ontario you require an OSSD or equivalent from your home country.  The Government of Ontario, not SCAS, decides if your education back home is equivalent.  Here is important information from the Government of Ontario:

"In the province of Ontario, hairstyling is considered a trade which involves an apprenticeship. In order to qualify for an apprenticeship there are some requirements of pre-apprentices :

All apprentices in hairstyling must have a grade 12 diploma (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) or other provincial equivalent, such as a General Educational Development Certificate (GED).

Students without a grade 12 diploma or equivalent will not be eligible to be registered as apprentices and will therefore be unable to work as a hairstylist in Ontario. Students can complete the grade 12 or equivalent while in the hairstyling program, however the diploma or equivalent must be obtained prior to seeking acceptance as an apprentice."

 Registration information

Registration is now closed for this program.  Please look at our website in June 2024 for registration information regarding the September 2024 school year


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