Provider:​​ Delivered in partnership with Keystone
Location: 2720 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2L6
(250) 871-8300
Program start date:
​Semester 1 (September to May) 
Semester 2 (February to October 2021)
​​​Tuesday - Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
2 week winter break during the holiday season
2 week summer break (last week of July, first week of August) 
Cost to student: ​Student Cost $4620 + kit expenses (~$1,250)​ = ~$5870
Prerequisite(s): ​2 Day Work Experience placement a tKeystone Academy and another Salon
Grad Credits: 36
​​​*No break over high school spring Break*

Below is a sample timetable showing a pathway and the required courses needed between Grade 10 - 12 so a student could get into the Culinary Program for Semester 2 of their Grade 12 year.

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English 10

Math 10

CLE 10/Elective 10

Elective 10/Elective 10

English 11

Science 11

Elective 11/CLE11
Elective 11


English 12


Elective 12
Elective 12


Socials 10

Science 10


Elective 10/Elective 10

Math 11

Socials 11 or 12

Elective 11
Elective 11

Keystone College

Hairdressing Program


Comox Valley


Counts as Grade 12 Electives


* Could be done in Grade 12


The Hairdressing Foundations Course (990 hours) includes all facets of wet and dry hair styling as well as techniques in up-dos. Students will be trained by qualified hairstylists/instructors, to gain knowledge in advanced modern color techniques, color correction, creative custom foiling applications and hair lightening. Training in texture services includes an application of modern perming techniques. The hair cutting segment provides the foundation for modern cutting and texturizing techniques, razor and clipper cutting.​   ​

Students will pay $100.00 to Keystone upon acceptance into the program, followed with the remaining $3,783.59, on the first day of the program. Please refer to Keystone Dismissal Policy, Attendance Policy and other pertinent information  outlined in the Student Handbook.

The students are responsible for the purchase of their own kit, which will cost approximately $1,500 on top of the Keystone expenses.

District & NIC Applications, Form and Links

Keystone College Website

If you will complete any of the following applications digitally, make sure you download and save them to your computer first before completing.  You can use the Fill & Sign feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to sign it.

District Application - Train In Trades (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
Student Learning Plan - Trades (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program) 
Keystone College Application (see school's Careers Department for actual one)  
NIDES Registration (Only required if your program starts in Semester 2)
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Careers Contacts

GP Vanier
Kelley Giorganni: 250-338-2110
Mark R Isfeld
Randy James: 250-334-4628
Tracey McKinney: 250-339-3617
Glacier View
Dawn Stevens: 250-338-2752