Cosmetology Instructor, Associate of Applied Science

Program Information

Helping other people look and feel their best is one of the most fulfilling career paths you can take. A life in cosmetology gives you this kind of satisfaction, but have you ever wanted to inspire others? Our program for cosmetology instructors can give you the training you need to become a professional instructor allowing you to prepare for a career in teaching students pursuing careers in cosmetology. The instructor’s program prepares students for job opportunities in high schools, higher education, and private institutions as well-rounded instructors.

The San Jacinto College cosmetology instructor program:

  • Is designed for licensed cosmetologists, manicurists, or facialists who have acquired salon experience and are looking to teach cosmetology;
  • Prepares students for professional positions as cosmetology instructors; and
  • Prepares students to be eligible for the state credentialing exam, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology Instructor License Examination.

Career Opportunities

Students completing a San Jacinto College cosmetology instructor program will qualify to teach in the cosmetology industry with an emphasis on instructional presentations and clinic management.

Earning Potential

Vocational Education Teachers in Secondary Schools: $60,466 per year1

For more information, students may contact North campus, 281-998-6150, x7108 or South campus, 281-998-6150, x3587.

Campuses

North Campus
South Campus

Information

This program is designed to provide classroom management and instructional training for licensed cosmetologists, manicurists, or facialists who already possess skills in their respective fields. This program will train students for professional positions as cosmetology instructors in the private and public sectors of education.

To enroll in the cosmetology instructor courses listed in the Plan of Study, the student must be 18 years of age, have a valid Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation license, and provide evidence of a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The College prefers two years of work experience.

Admission

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that your criminal history could keep you from being licensed by the state of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or Department Chair.

For more information about requirements, students may visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/cosmet/cosmet.htm.

Plan of Study

North and South campuses
3COSM-INST

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology 4
CSME 1534 Cosmetology Instructor I 5
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Speech 3
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management 3
 Credits18
Second Term
CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II 4
CSME 2549 Cosmetology Instructor III 5
Select one of the following: 3
Human Relations  
 
ENGL 1302
Composition II
or Technical and Business Writing
3
 Credits15
Third Term
CSME 2445 Instructional Theory and Clinic Operation 4
CSME 2544 Cosmetology Instructor IV 5
ITSC 1309
Integrated Software Applications I
or Business Computer Applications
3
 Credits12
Fourth Term
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher)
or College Algebra
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences or Government/Political Science or American History 3
Approved Electives 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts) 3
Approved Electives 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits60

Verification of workplace competencies: Eligible for the credentialing exam – Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology Instructor License Examination

Approved Electives

ARTS 1316Drawing I3
BMGT 1301Supervision3
CSME 1308Principles of Eyelash Extensions3
CSME 1330Orientation to Nail Technology3
CSME 1409Application of Eyelash Extensions4
CSME 1421Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology I4
CSME 1457Applications of Hair-Weaving and Braiding4
CSME 1507Orientation to Eyelash Extensions5
CSME 1520Orientation to Facial Specialist5
CSME 1531Principles of Nail Technology I5
CSME 1541Principles of Nail Technology II5
CSME 1545Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology II5
CSME 1552Orientation to Hair-Weaving and Braiding5
CSME 2430Nail Enhancement4
CSME 2431Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology III4