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Cosmetology, O.C.

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Banner Code: COSM

Occupational Certificate

(1,200 clock hours) (40 occupational credits)

The certificate in Cosmetology is designed to provide the training to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist.

New classes begin each January and August.

This program is based on clock-hour attendance. A student must complete the minimum specified hours to receive his or her certificate. Seating is limited and students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will perform hair care services for all types of hair including hair analysis, hair cutting, hairstyling, hair coloring and lightening, permanent waving and chemical relaxing.
  2. Students will perform natural nail services including manicuring and pedicuring.
  3. Students will perform basic skin care services including skin analysis, facials, makeup application and superfluous hair removal.
  4. Students will demonstrate customer service skills, self-growth and personal development.

To be eligible for this program a student must:

  • be at least 16 years old and either a high school graduate or have a GED certificate, or be a nonhigh school graduate who has been out of high school at least six months,
  • take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) prior to your first day of class if you have not met the state exemption criteria,
  • complete the required data for the State Board of Cosmetology, and
  • meet with an advisor from the Cosmetology Dept. for advising.

Prior to enrolling in the second semester of the program, students must earn passing minimum TABE scores as follows: 572 in language, 577 in math, and 576 in reading.

Transfer students will be tested in each cosmetology area and evaluation credit will be awarded accordingly. Students must make a C or better to continue to the next course in the program.

Required courses in program:

Required Courses: 1200 clock hours, 40 occupational credits

Cosmetology Total: 1200 clock hours, 40 occupational credits

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