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Cosmetology Program

1500 Clock Hours
Achieve your full potential in modern hair cutting, hair styling, esthetics and manicuring. Gain the knowledge and skills to become a licensed cosmetologist through demonstrations, hands-on practice and classroom study. No previous experience required.

(45 weeks for full-time students)
(76 weeks for part-time students)

Orientation – 100 Clock Hours
Introduces the curriculum and how to use the tools and supplies in the program.

Shampoo and Related Theory – 100 Clock Hours
Explains basic draping, shampooing, conditioning, scalp massage, infection control.

Hair and Scalp Treatment and Related Theory – 50 Clock Hours

Cold Waving and Related Theory – 200 Clock Hours

Chemical Hair Relaxing and Related Theory – 50 Clock Hours

Hair Coloring and Related Theory – 200 Clock Hours

Manicuring and Related Theory – 100 Clock Hours
Covers nail structure, growth, disorders, infection control, manicure, pedicure, nail tips, sculptured nails and artificial nail services.

Facials and Related Theory – 50 Clock Hours
Discusses skin composition, disorders, infection control, skin care, massage, basic facials, hair removal, facial shapes and make-up essentials and techniques.

Haircutting, Styling and Related Theory – 500 Clock Hours
Explains techniques for solid form, square form, layered, graduated, over-comb and fade haircuts, thermal styling, wet styling, long hair styles and braiding.

Chemistry – 75 Clock Hours
Covers chemical bonds, pH scale and chemical properties of cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, perms, relaxers and hair color

Salon Management and Practices – 75 Clock Hours
Covers job search and interviews, evaluating a salon, professional relationships, networking, building clientele, owning a salon, retailing and closing the sale.

Total – 1500 Clock Hours
A clock hour equals 60 minutes.

Tools Provided

• Student kit containing 2 pairs of scissors, razor, thinning shears, electric clippers, blow dryer, marcel iron, 6 mannequins, combs, brushes, capes, manicure implements, makeup, rolling bag, backpack and locking cabinet.
• Salon Fundamentals Textbooks
• Uniform smock

Program Phases

The cosmetology program is divided into 3 phases. Each phase includes theory, projects and practicals designed to enhance and complete your learning experience.

In Phase 1, you learn the fundamentals of cosmetology including haircutting and styling, nail and skin services and sanitation. Students pass the Phase 1 practical exam to begin the next phase. (Weeks 1-5 for full-time students).

In Phase 2, you begin working on clients, under the close supervision and support of an instructor. You advance into the latest trends and techniques, building confidence and developing your professional abilities. Students pass the Phase 2 practical exam to enter the final phase. After completing 1000 hours, a student is also eligible to take the written State board exam. (Weeks 6-25 for full-time students)

In Phase 3, you fine tune technical skills and focus on the soft skills of client interaction and retailing. Students monitor the reception center, staff the dispensary and continue to work on clients in a less supervised setting. Students pass a mock State board practical exam to be eligible for graduation. (Weeks 26-38 for full-time students)