The Cosmetology Program's mission is to provide the necessary training in the theory and clinical knowledge for the student to be successful with the cosmetology industry. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon graduation and to aid in the passing of the State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam, which consists of a written test and practical test. Licensing is required for individuals to be employed as cosmetologists in the State of Tennessee.
Classroom instruction and practical learning experiences are interwoven into a variety of beauty treatments, including the care and beautification of hair, complexion, and hands. The course of study includes hands-on and classroom instruction in giving shampoos, rinses, scalp treatments, hair styling, setting, cutting, tinting, bleaching, permanent waving, facials, hand and arm massages, bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, and salon management.
The State of Tennessee requires that cosmetologist complete 1500 hours of training.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or a dual enrolled high school junior or senior.
Complete TCAT-M application
Provide a regular school diploma or GED transcript.
MMR and Varicella
Financial aid is available to those who qualify through the Federal Pell Grant, Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant, WIA, and Scholarships.
Cosmetologist - 1500hrs
- Orientation - 10 hours
- Sterilization, Sanitation and Bacteriology - 70 hours
- Anatomy and Physiology - 70 hours
- Shop Ethics, Personality and Salesmanship - 80 hours
- State Law - 25 hours
- Technology Foundations and Related Studies - 45 hours
- Shampoo and Rinsing - 100 hours
- Hair and Scalp Care - 60 hours
- Hair Shaping - 110 hours
- Hairdressing and Styling - 170 hours
- Facials, Arching, Lash and Brow Tint - 75 hours
- Manicures/Pedicures - 85 hours
- Permanent Waving - 200 hours
- Hair Relaxer - 100 hours
- Hair Coloring, Bleaching and Toning - 175 hours
- Sculptured Nails - 25 hours
- Hair Structure and Chemistry - 100 hours