Cosmetology

Style your way to success. Break into the beauty business or take your salon skills to the next level with a comprehensive education in hair, skin and nail care.

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What is Cosmetology?

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.

Included in this 1500 clock hour program are hair, skin, and nails, practical applications and professionalism.  The student in the cosmetology program also learns about the business operations in the salons.

Once the student has successfully completed the 1500 clock hour program, he/she is eligible to take the licensure exam to become a Cosmetologist. See program checklists for more information.

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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

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

Diploma

Cosmetology (PDF) (Word)

Certificate

Cosmetologist (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 Bottoms
Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Program Coordinator
859.246.6630
tabitha.bottoms@kctcs.edu