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
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.
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
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COS 111 3SH
COS 112 3SH
COS 113 3SH
COS 114 3SH
COS 125 3SH
MAH 101 3SH
COS 115 3SH
COS 116 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
COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING CERTIFICATE:
CIT 211 3SH
CIT 212 3SH
CIT 221 3SH
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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