The Cosmetology Program provides students with entry-level skills necessary to enter and to advance in the cosmetology workplace through educational experiences that include skills in the area of academics, technical proficiency, employment opportunities, application/interview skills, multicultural awareness, and relevant technology.  Because of the various educational opportunities offered to students in the COS Program, students who are eligible to take the State Cosmetology Board Examination will be well-prepared to pass both written and practical sections of this exam.  Students are also prepared to become life-long learners, learning management skills and providing all clients with personal customer service.

The Cosmetology Program has a caring faculty who are dedicated to meeting student needs to ensure that they learn the technical and relational skills necessary for success in the workplace.

All states require cosmetologists to be licensed by law.  After satisfactory completion of 1200 credit unit hours of training, the students are eligible to take the Alabama State Board examination

Awards Offered:  Certificate in Cosmetology Certificate

Instructor Training Certificate   

Career Outlook: 

Overall employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Employment of barbers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The need for barbers will stem primarily from an increasing population, which will lead to greater demand for basic hair care services.

Employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for hair coloring, hair straightening, and other advanced hair treatments has risen in recent years, a trend that is expected to continue over the coming decade.

The median annual wage for Cosmetologist and Barbers is $23,200 or $11.15 per hour in May of 2014.

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Program Requirements (4 Semesters)

Area I:   Written Composition  3SH

Area II:  Humanities and Fine Arts  6SH

Area III: Natural Sciences and Math  3SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences  0SH

Area V: Additional General Education Courses, Major Courses and Electives  48SH



Fall Semester

COS 111                      3SH

COS 112                     3SH

COS 113                     3SH

COS 114                     3SH

COS 125                     3SH

MAH 101                    3SH


Spring Semester

COS 115                     3SH

COS 116                     3SH

COS119                      3SH

COS 123                     3SH

SPC 103                      3SH

ENG 100                     3SH



COS 117                     3SH

COS 118                     3SH

COS 144                     3SH

COS 145                     3SH


Cosmetology Certificate Program Total: 48SH


Fall Semester

CIT 211                                     3SH

CIT 212                                     3SH

CIT 221                                     3SH


Spring Semester

CIT 222                                    3SH

CIT 223                                    3SH

CIT 224                                    3SH


Cosmetology Instructor Training Certificate: 18SH

For Additional Information Contact: Shirley Laister, Lead Cosmetology at:  334-876-9265

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