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The Cosmetology program is a minimum of 1,500 hours and is a three-semester curriculum leading to a Vocational Certificate in cosmetology. In addition to the general admission requirements, successful applicants to the cosmetology program will be required to provide a particular score on the COMPASS test or ACT test for program entrance. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations and minimum scores. Students are admitted to the program based on date of application, after admission requirements are met.


This program prepares individuals to care for hair, nails, and skin with emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer relations, and salon management. Satisfactory completion of the course of study qualifies students for the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology certification examination.


Actual experience is provided in all areas of modern cosmetology. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. five days a week in a modern facility especially designed for the program.



Career Opportunities:


This program opens up many career paths, including hair color specialist, texture specialist, cutting specialist, salon trainer, distributor sales consultant, manufacturer educator, cosmetology instructor, film or theatrical hair stylist and editorial specialist.​





After completion of the program, students must take a written and practical State Board Exam in order to receive their license. Graduates can apply to work under a licensed stylist on a 90-day permit while scheduling the exam. After passing the State Board Exam, graduates are licensed and qualified to work in any type of licensed salon in the state of Mississippi.



Awards and honors:


2014 Mississippi SkillsUSA

1st place in Aesthetics; 1st place in Opening and Closing Team



Sample courses:


Skin Care I: Introduction of basic skin care services including anatomy of skin, disorders of skin, hair removal, facials, and facial makeup.


Hair Care III: Practical applications of the study of properties of the hair and scalp; principles of hair design; shampooing, rinsing, and conditioning; haircutting; hairstyling; braiding and braid extensions; hair enhancements; chemical texture services, and hair coloring. Included are classroom theory and lab practice.


Salon Business I: This course will cover preparing to operate a successful salon. Included are classroom theory and lab




Salaries: $26,000 - $30,000





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