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What is Cosmetology and Esthetics?

Knowledge of the theories of hair, skin, and nail care is coupled with practice of the various techniques used in salons. See program checklists for more information.

The Esthetics program includes all theory and clinical practices required by the Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists. The curriculum includes the study of the history of esthetics, today s career opportunities, and professional image. Included in the 42-credit hour/1000 clock program, are the topics of the study the skin, facial and skin enhancements, cosmetic artistry, chemical and non-chemical skin resurfacing, and advanced hair removal. The student in the esthetics program also learns about the business operations in the spa/medical spa situation.

Once the student has successfully completed the 1000 clock hour program, he/she is eligible to take the licensure exam to become an Esthetician. See program checklists for more information.

Program Website

Visit the program website to learn more about degree requirements, program faculty, career opportunities, and more.


What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.


AAS in General Occupational Technical Studies (PDF) (Word)


Cosmetology (PDF) (Word)


Cosmetologist (PDF) (Word)
Esthetician (PDF) (Word)

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Tabitha Doan
Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Program Coordinator