The Cosmetology program allows students to complete the 1,500 hours required for licensing in Indiana. If you are passionate about beauty and the latest trends—and you enjoy hands-on work, helping others, and being creative—then you should consider this pathway. In the program, you will learn:
To be prepared, be on track for graduation and have room in your course schedule to attend the Cosmetology program for two years. Also, be prepared to attend the required summer sessions. Excellent attendance is expected throughout the two-year program. The following courses will help prepare you for the Cosmetology program and a career in the cosmetology field:
All career and salary information is cited from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The typical student is one who enjoys creative activities and hands-on learning. Most students qualify for dual credits by passing the college placement tests. Successful students have the patience and attention to detail that are necessary to solve problems, and they can work independently or with other students. They understand time management as it relates to salon operations and accruing the hours needed for licensure. Successful students are able to stay on task without constant supervision.
Upon completing this program and passing the state examination, students will be licensed and prepared to be employed in a salon. Students may also pursue 2- and 4-year postsecondary degrees in business, fashion design, or related fields and work their way through college.