The Cosmetology program provides the theory and practical instruction designed to prepare students for employment as a licensed cosmetologist. Students who successfully complete the entire curriculum are qualified to sit for the examination given by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (T.D.L.R.) P.O. Box 12157 Austin, TX 78711. Those who are approved by the State are licensed as cosmetologists and are eligible for placement.

Degrees and Certificates

Cosmetology Operator - AAS

Cosmetology Operator - Level II certificate

Cosmetology Instructor - AAS

Cosmetology Instructor - Certificate

Facial Specialist - Certificate

Styling/Salon Management Entrepreneur - Certificate

Hair Weaving and Braiding Entrepreneur - Certificate

Program Information

General Requirements

 

The Cosmetology program provides the theory and practical instruction designed to prepare students for employment as a licensed cosmetologist. Students who successfully complete the entire curriculum are qualified to sit for the examination given by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (T.D.L.R.) P.O. Box 12157 Austin, TX 78711. Those who are approved by the State are licensed as cosmetologists and are eligible for placement.


Due to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (T.D.L.R.) requirements limiting the number of students permitted at each location, students must have instructor approval before registering in any cosmetology/barber stylist course. Students may not go through the College registration process without specific instructor approval. Enrolled students are required to purchase tools, books, and uniforms. Students must maintain strong attendance. Students absent more than two days in a semester are dropped from the program

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to

  • Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.
  • Practice effective communication skills, visual poise, and proper grooming.
  • Demonstrate safety and sanitation procedures for use of equipment, implements, and treatments.
  • Perform basic manipulative skills in the areas of hairstyling, hair shaping, hair coloring, texture services, scalp and hair conditioning, skin and makeup, manicure and pedicures.
  • Apply learned theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.
  • Apply learned theory, manipulative skills and analytical skills to obtain licensure and competency in entry-level positions in cosmetology or a related career field.
  • Perform the basic analytical skills to determine proper makeup, hairstyle, and color application for the client’s overall image.

Employment

 

There are 13,825 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 12.5% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 879 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $11.05 hourly, $23,000 annually