About the Program
Cosmetology is a twelve month program of study designed to prepare the student to care for the hair, complexion, and hands by giving shampoos, rinse, and scalp treatments; styling, setting, cutting, coloring, tinting, permanent waving, and bleaching hair; giving facials, manicures, and hand and arm massages, with emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer relations, and salon management. The curriculum is designed to comply with the standard of the State Board for Cosmetology and the requirement for 1500 contact hours for students. Students are required to receive 230 hours of theory (a minimum of six hours per week) throughout the entire period of instructions, conducted in a separate classroom by a licensed instructor, 1200 hours of supervised skill training and clinic work, and seventy hours assigned at the instructor’s discretion as needs of individual students dictate.
The student must apply to the Cosmetology Department. A minimum TABE score of 10 or ACT composite score of 14 is required or equivalent ACCUPLACER score. Qualified applicants are considered in May of each year for acceptance into the Cosmetology Program.
*Fee charged per semester
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be qualified for, but not limited to, the following careers: