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41 semester credit hours

Level I Certificate/Division of Vocational Science

The cosmetology program prepares students by developing positive attitudes as well as the skills and technical knowledge necessary for competency in the field of cosmetology. The program is open to both female and male applicants and allows students the opportunity to complete the State Cosmetology Board Examination. The student must have a 2.0 overall GPA to receive a certificate of completion.

  • Apply to Wharton County Junior College.  All admission requirements must be met with WCJC prior to enrolling into the Cosmetology program.
  • Students MUST submit the following to be considered for an interview: a completed program application and a letter of recommendation. 
  • Students will be contacted by the Program Director for an interview.
  • Selected students will be registered for classes by the Program Director.

Plan of Instruction

The cosmetology program offers day and evening classes.  The length of the day class is 11 months and the length of the evening class is 18 months.  Students will register for classes each semester (Fall, Spring & Summer).  New students are only accepted for Fall and Spring semesters.  The program is offered in Wharton only.  Inquiries concerning program admission and registration should be directed to the Cosmetology Department, 979-532-6422.

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.

Semester I

CSME 1401     Orientation to Cosmetology
CSME 1505     Fundamentals of Cosmetology
CSME 1410     Introduction to Hair Cutting & Related Theory
CSME 2202     Introduction to Application of Hair Color
Semester II
CSME 1551     Artistry of Hair Theory & Practice
CSME 1453     Chemical Reformation & Related Theory
CSME 2501     The Principles of Hair Coloring & Related Theory
CSME 1431     Principles of Nail Technology I
Semester III
CSME 2441     Preparation for State Licensing Examination
CSME 2439     Advanced Hair Design
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