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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.​



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1512 Kemper Street
PO Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358
(662) 476-8442
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8731 South Frontage Road
PO Box 100
Mayhew, MS 39753
(662) 243-1900
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81 Fifth Street, Room A
CAFB, MS 39710
(662) 434-2660
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255 Rosenbaum Ave.
Meridian, MS 39309
(601) 679-3570