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1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 0M6| Phone: 604-939-9201| Contact Us
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime


Occupation Description 

Hairstylists‚Äč shampoo, cut, style and chemically treat hair. They may also provide other services such as scalp treatments and hairpiece services. In some jurisdictions, hairstylists may also provide additional services such as basic natural nail services, basic facial care and ear piercing.‚Äč

Application Process

November 1 to Spring Break
    • l‚Äčook over all the information below and in the right column - get a good understanding of the pre-reqs, expectations, time commitment,    reading, math, trainin‚Äčg, etc
      • no questions... go ahead and apply for the program!
      • questions?... book an appointment with Benjamin King (district principal), to learn more
        • use the: Booking App, or
        • use the QR code in the right column
    • student completes the fillable "SD43 Application" (top link in the right column) by typing in answers and getting necessary signatures
    • submit to your counsellor at your high school

after S‚Äčpring Break to late April

    • Personal interview/conversation with Ben King at your school

‚Äč‚Äčmid-May into June

    • Ben King will:
      • email students conditional acceptances into the program
        • unsuccessful applicants will also are contacted
      • enroll the student at the training site(s)
      • ‚Äč‚Äčensure counselors adjust students' timetables to reflect course/credits

‚ÄčTime Commitment

  • 5 intakes, 3 days a week (as of Sept 2023, but subject to change):
    • days depends on intake... subject to some change‚Äč:  
      • ‚ÄčSept (Mon-Wed or Thurs-Sat)
      • Oct (Thurs‚Äč-Sat)
      • Jan (Mon-Wed or Thurs-Sat)
      • March (Mon-Wed)
      • May (Mon-Wed or Thurs-Sat)
  • 10 months long (no Spring or Summer Breaks)
  • 9-hour days:  long days from 9.00am to 6.00pm

Student Cost

  • tuition-free, but students will need to pay about $3,000 for course materials, textbook, tools, UPass, etc. Note: this is non-refundable once opened/used

Location & Transportation

  • VCC downtown campus (close to BC Place and Rogers Arena)
  • Transportation, to and from the training site, is the responsibility of the parent/guardian
    • Skytrain is most the most viable transportation option‚Äč


  • plan to complete English‚Äč 12
    • online?
    • summer school?
    • while in grade 11?
    • other?‚Äč
  • good literacy and numeracy skills
  • excellent a‚Äčttendance + lates record while in high school
  • ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of time


  • General
    • Creative, Expressive, Precise, and Visual
  • Key Job‚Äč
    • Communication, Client Service & Business Management, Hygiene/Sanitation/Disinfection, Use & Maintenance of Tools & Equipment, and Hair Cutting/Styling/Colouring
‚ÄčStudent Eligibility
  • this program is made up different districts filling the 16 seats -
    traditionally Coquitlam SD‚Äč43 has had 1 students enrolled per intake
  • students typically take this program in their grade 12 year after taking all the necessary/core grade 11 subjects... and a plan for English 12
  • students must begin a program prior to June 30 of their graduation year
    • ex 1:  a Program begins in March and runs for 23 weeks - this is okay for a current grade 12 student‚Äč to apply to
    • ex 2:  a program will begin in September ‚Äčafter a grade 12 has graduated - that current grade 12 can not apply as they will not be accepted‚Äč‚Äč
  • must have government-issued photo ID (ex: a driver's license, BC ‚ÄčID, passport) that is current/valid on the ‚ÄčITA exam date (last week or so of program)‚Äč
  • on intake date, students must be:
    • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and
    • an enrolled student in a high school (non-grad) in SD43‚Äč
  • unfortunately, international students are not able to enroll in this program‚Äč


Have questions about this program?
Book a meeting with ‚ÄčBen King
Principal of Trades & Transitions‚Äč:‚Äč




School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3J 0M6
604-939-9201 604-939-7828