The program prepares students by developing positive attitudes, as well as the skills and technical knowledge necessary for competency in the field of cosmetology.  This program is open to both female and male applicants and allows students the opportunity to complete the State Cosmetology Board Examination.  Students may earn a certificate of completion if a 2.0 GPA was maintained. 

Entrance Requirements:

  • Must apply to Wharton County Junior College and meet all admission requirements.
  • Complete the program application and submit directly to the Cosmetology department.  Applicants will be scheduled for an orientation date with program faculty.
  • College Entrance Testing (TSI) is NOT required for entrance into the program.


The cosmetology program offers a full-time day program completing in 11 months, and a part-time evening program completing in 18 months.  Students will be required to register for classes each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  New students are only accepted for the Fall and Spring semesters.  Courses are held at the Wharton and Richmond campuses. Inquiries concerning admission to the program should be directed to the Cosmetology Department: Wharton campus, 979-532-6422 or Richmond campus, 281-239-1614.

Capstone Experience:  Mock State Board Exam
State Board Exam:  Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are eligible to apply for the state board examination to become licensed as cosmetologists.  

We offer Styling, Haircuts, Color/Highlights, Perms, Facials, and Manicures on site.Cosmetology

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing:

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.  The Texas Department of Licensing Regulation (TDLR) Website: ( provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements.  Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Operator Certificate prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can request a "Criminal History Evaluation" on the TDLR Website: (

NOTE: This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program, with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.  Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.    


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