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Cosmetology (COS)

(Wallace and Sparks Campuses) 

Program Description:

The Cosmetology program is a full-time classroom theory with “hands-on” practice in the laboratory. The curriculum is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills to obtain a certificate verifying competency in Cosmetology. Graduates of the Cosmetology program are eligible to take the Alabama State Board of Examination for licensure as a cosmetologist. 

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the Cosmetology program may become employed as a cosmetologist, hairstylist, color technician, manicurist, make-up artist, cosmetology instructor, or salon owner. 

Skills Needed:

In order to be successful in the field of Cosmetology, a graduate should have finger dexterity, sense of form and artistry, enjoy dealing with the public, be able to follow a client’s instructions, have above average business skills and be an effective sales person who can attract new clients. 

Expected Earnings/Salary:

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Manicurists and Pedicurists

CATALOG INFORMATION (Course Requirements)(pdf)

Gainful Employment Information