Your Future in Cosmetology


Cosmetology is for students who love working with hair, enjoy working with people, and have an artistic flair. Students who successfully complete the Cosmetology program take the state examination and become licensed cosmetologists.


The Cosmetology program offers training at TEC both in the classroom and clinical setting. Senior cosmetology students apply their skills in the clinical setting which operates as a full-service salon open to the public.


Students practice on mannequins in the training lab. After 350 hours in the classroom and lab, students are approved for advanced training on the clinical floor working on customers.


NOTE: This state-certified program mandates 1,500 hours of attendance. Students are responsible for their transportation during the summer and throughout their senior year. All students must enter this program as high school juniors.


Extracurricular activities



Career options

Coloring Specialist

Cosmetic Sales

Cosmetology Instructor

Licensed Cosmetologist

Nail Technician

Salon Management


Additional information

More information about Cosmetology occupations can be found by logging on to Career Cruising. See your counselor to obtain a user name and password. 


Advanced training

and education

Cosmetology Instructor Training Program may be available through various cosmetology schools.



Currently TEC's Cosmetology program articulates college credit through Ferris State University.



Meet the Cosmetology Instructors


Susan Colman, Cosmetology

Susan Colman


Bethany Killingbeck, COS

 Bethany Killingbeck