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Cosmetology

Human Services

Description

Have you always had a talent for highlighting hair, giving the perfect manicure, or completing makeovers on all your friends? SouthernTech’s cosmetology major could be the place for you. Students in this career pathway prepare for a career as a licensed cosmetologist, manicurist, or esthetician through a variety of hands-on training, video and multimedia presentations, guest speakers, lecture/discussion forums, small group activities, demonstrations and team training. Students are prepared to take the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Exam.

Entrance Requirements

Post-secondary:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • submit completed student registration application accompanied by a fee of $5.00 (must be a Money Order) before attending class
  • submit proof of at least eighth grade education or equivalency or submit proof of satisfactorily passed and ability to benefit exam
  • submit 2”x3” current full-face photograph of the applicant as requested on registration form. A current photograph is one taken within the last six months

Secondary:

  • be at least 16 years of age by November 1st of the current year
  • submit completed student registration application accompanied by a fee of $5.00 (must be a Money Order) before attending class
  • submit proof of at least eighth grade education or equivalency or submit proof of satisfactorily passed and ability to benefit exam
  • submit, if under 18 years of age, a photocopy of birth certificate or other legal proof of age
  • submit 2”x3” current full-face photograph of the applicant as requested on registration form. A current photograph is one taken within the last six months

Application

Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to postsecondary students only.

Tuition

Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Courses (Hours)

Theory (150)(*150)
Haircutting (120)(*180)
Scalp Treatments / Shampooing & Conditioning (30)(*30)
Facials (60)(*160)
Hairstyling (180)(*300)
Haircoloring (120)(*170)
Manicuring / Pedicuring (60)(*90)
Hair Restructuring (180)(*240)
Professional Development (100)(*180)
Total (1000)(*1500)
*post-secondary hours

Estimated time to complete half time: 2-2.5 years

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetolog and Barbering (OSBCB) Cosmetologist

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization

SkillsUSA

Schedule

Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Evening: 5:00-9:30 PM Monday-Thursday plus 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 3 Saturdays per month

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Barber Stylist, Beautician, Cosmetologist, Hair Dresser, Hair Stylist, Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Manager Stylist, Master Cosmetologist, Stylist – Approximate Pay Potential: $8-24 per hour. (source: 39-5012.00 - Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists):

Kristal McCathern

Kristal McCathern

Daytime Cosmetology Instructor

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Sherrill Caddel

Evening Cosmetology Instructor

SkillsUSA

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