Cosmetology Operator, Associate of Applied Science
Helping other people look and feel their best is one of the most fulfilling career paths you can take. A career in cosmetology gives you this kind of satisfaction. There is no better way to enter the field than at San Jacinto College. Our programs give you the training you need to become licensed by the state as a hair designer, facial specialist, nail technician, hair weaving and braiding specialist, eye lash extension specialist, or cosmetology instructor. Look around the city and you will see that there is no shortage of businesses offering these services, and new ones open almost daily. You could work anywhere from neighborhood salons to high-end day spas, or follow your dream to open your own business.
The San Jacinto College cosmetology program:
- Is designed to prepare students with the technical skills and theoretical knowledge required for an entry-level position in the cosmetology operator profession;
- Offers students the opportunity to complete the 1,500 hours of required training to be eligible to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology Operator examination; and
- Prepares students to be hairdressers, hair weavers, salon operators, facial specialists, manicurists, eye lash specialists, and more.
Students completing a San Jacinto College cosmetology program may pursue careers as:
- Color Specialists
- Make-Up Artists
- Facial Specialists
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists median salary: $25,056 per year1
For more information, please contact North campus, 281-998-6150, x7108 or South campus, 281-998-6150, x3587.
The cosmetology operator curriculum is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge and skills required to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations Examination for licensing and for entry-level employment in professional salons. Emphasis is placed on using these skills and knowledge in a simulated salon. All key aspects of the beauty profession are addressed.
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, visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR):
Plan of Study
|CSME 1310||Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory||3|
|CSME 1354||Artistry of Hair Design I||3|
or CSME 1505
|Orientation to Cosmetology
or Fundamentals of Cosmetology
|CSME 1553||Chemical Reformation and Related Theory||5|
|CSME 1248||Principles of Skin Care||2|
|CSME 1355||Artistry of Hair Design II||3|
|CSME 2310||Advanced Haircutting and Related Theory||3|
|CSME 2350||Preparation for the State Licensing Written Examination||3|
|CSME 2501||Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory||5|
|Summer Year One Term|
|CSME 2251||Preparation for the State Licensing Practical Examinination||2|
|CSME 2343||Salon Development||3|
|CSME 2539||Advanced Hair Design||5|
or ITSC 1309
|Business Computer Applications
or Integrated Software Applications I
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
or MATH 1314
|Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher)
or College Algebra
|Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts)||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences or Government/Political Science or American History||3|
Verification of Workplace Competencies; Eligible for the credentialing exam – Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology Operator Examination