Cosmetology Operator, 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 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 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 1,000 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.

Career Opportunities

Students completing a San Jacinto College Cosmetology program may pursue careers as:

  • Hairdressers,
  • Color specialists,
  • Manicurists,
  • Make-Up artists, and
  • Facial specialists.

Earning Potential

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists: $22,131 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

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.

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-OP

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
CSME 1410 Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory 4
CSME 1354 Artistry of Hair Design I 3
CSME 1405 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 4
CSME 2401 Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory 4
 Credits15
Second Term
CSME 2350 Preparation for the State Licensing Written Examination 3
CSME 2351 Preparation for the State Licensing Practical Examination 3
CSME 1244 Introduction to Salon Development 2
CSME 2439 Advanced Hair Design 4
CSME 2337 Advanced Cosmetology Techniques 3
 Credits15
Summer Year One Term
CSME 1355 Artistry of Hair Design II 3
CSME 2410 Advanced Haircutting and Related Theory 4
CSME 2443
Salon Development
or Practicum( or Field Experience)
4
CSME 1452 Orientation to Hairweaving/Braiding 4
 Credits15
Third Term
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
or College Algebra
3
Speech 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits60

Verification of Workplace Competencies; Eligible for the credentialing exam – Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology Operator Examination