Cosmetology Instructor, Occupational Certificate

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 South campus, 281-998-6150, x3587.

Campus

South Campus

Information

The Cosmetology Instructor Occupational Certificate program is the fast track to enter the world of education. The program will provide the student with the training necessary to provide innovative classroom management, curriculum development, and preparation for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Cosmetology Instructor licensure exam.

Before registering for the cosmetology instructor courses listed in the Plan of Study, the student must have a valid Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology Operator License and must provide evidence of a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Two years of cosmetology work experience or Department Chair approval.

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

South Campus
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Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology 4
CSME 1534 Cosmetology Instructor I 5
 Credits9
Second Term
CSME 2445 Instructional Theory and Clinic Operation 4
CSME 2544 Cosmetology Instructor IV 5
 Credits9
 Total Credits18

Capstone Experience: CSME 2544 Cosmetology Instructor IV

Verification of Workplace Competencies: Eligible for the Credentialing Exam – Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology Instructor License Examination.