|Faculty:||School of Hospitality and Tourism (Ottawa)
|Field of Study:||Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
|Description:||This apprenticeship program provides students with a high level of theoretical and practical training and prepares them to write the examination for certification as hairstylists in Ontario.
The program consists of two 8-week levels. Thirty hours per week are divided between theoretical instruction in cutting, styling, hair colouring, physiology, hygiene, salon management and in practical hands-on experience.
Students must be working in the field as a registered apprentice with the Ontario College of Trades to gain entry into the program, however, there is some flexibility in the program to meet the individual needs of students. The typical program of study incorporates the following: six months working in a hairstyling environment prior to registration at Algonquin; an eight-week common core level program; return to work for approximately one year; and then a second eight-week level in-school training. At that point, students return to the workplace to complete the remaining hours to qualify to write the provincial Hairstylist Certificate of Qualification examination.