The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific and artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Coursework includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and selected topics. Graduates are qualified to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license

CCC&TI offers several different educational programs in this area:

Emphasis is placed on:

  • Instruction in all phases of professional imaging
  • Hair design
  • Chemical processing
  • Skin Care
  • nail Care
  • Multicultural practices
  • business/computer principles
  • product knowledge

For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog and its corresponding Addendum. Courses in the Cosmetology program are taught during the day and evening.

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, "Overall employment of barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014, because of an increasing population, rising incomes, and growing demand for personal appearance services. In addition to those arising from job growth, numerous job openings will come about from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave the labor force for other reasons." ((Visited 2006, Aug. 17)).

To learn more about employment outlook and work environment in the Cosmetology field, go to

Gainful Employment Program Information

There are no additional costs for this program outside of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.