Cosmetology



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 in the classroom and clinical setting.  1,500 hours of training are required during the junior and senior year of high school.  Students must begin the program as a junior.  Initially, students complete 350 hours of instruction and practice on mannequins in the training lab.  Upon completion of the required training and hours, and with their instructor's approval, students advance to the clinical setting in which they work on clients in the school's full-service salon (clinical floor).  Senior Cosmetology students attend TEC for eight weeks during the summer and have extended hours during their senior year. 

AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE:

  • Hair cutting and hair coloring
  • Hairstyling
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures

PLEASE NOTE:  students are responsible for their transportation during the summer and throughout their senior year

Program Curriculum
Cosmetology - 1st year
Cosmetology - 2nd year

Extracurricular activities
SkillsUSA

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 username and password.

Advanced training and education
Cosmetology Instructor Training Program may be available through various cosmetology schools.

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