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.