Cosmetology Course Outline

Description of Course

Cosmetology is defined as the science of beautifying and improving the hair, skin, and nails. The course of study includes cutting and styling, hair coloring, aesthetics, manicuring and pedicuring, permanent waving, scalp and hair treatments, and other related subjects. Course length is 1500 hours and can be completed in as little as eleven months.

Course Goals

Our primary objective is to prepare students for the state licensing examination to become a gainfully employed licensed Cosmetologist.

Cosmetology Curriculum

Hygiene and Sanitation: 80 Hours

  • Infection Control: Principles and Practices

Related Science: 120 Hours

  • General Anatomy & Physiology, Skin Structure and Growth, Skin Disorders and Diseases, Nail Structure and Growth, Nail Disorders and Diseases, Properties of the Hair and Scalp, Chemistry and Electricity

Hairdressing: 1000 Hours

  • Scalp Care, Shampooing and Conditioning, Haircutting, Hair Coloring and Lightening, Wet Hairstyling, Thermal Styling, Braiding, Extensions, Wigs / Hair Additions and Chemical Texture Services

Manicuring 100 Hours

  • Manicuring and Pedicuring

Cosmetic Therapy: 100 Hours

  • Skin Care, Facial Treatment and Massage, Cosmetics, the Art of Makeup and temporary hair removal

Salesmanship: 50 Hours

  • Instruction on how to keep records, knowledge of business law, cosmetology law, rules and regulations, booking appointments, retailing, etc.

Professional Ethics: 49 Hours

  • Courtesy, neatness and professional attitude in meeting the public

Domestic Violence and Assault Training: 1 Hour

Grading Procedures for Cosmetology

Written and practical evaluations are made throughout the course. All students’ academic progress will be measured according to the following scale:

Grading Scale

Grading Scale 
Excellent94 – 100
Average80 – 93
Fair70 – 79
Failing69 and lower

Grades of less than 70% are not acceptable and must be brought up to an acceptable level (70% or higher). Retesting is available on Fridays. Progress reviews are performed monthly.

Instructional Methods

The clock-hour education program is provided through a sequential set of learning steps that address specific tasks necessary for State Board preparation, graduation, and entry-level job skills. Clinic equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. The program is presented through comprehensive lesson plans that reflect educational methods. Subject matter is presented by means of lecture, demonstration and interactive student participation. Audiovisual aids, activities, and other related learning methods are used for program delivery.