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Cosmetology Program

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Amanda Smith, Program Coordinator
Cosmetology Building, Office 116
(409) 984-6402

Sherry Lejeune, Instructor
Cosmetology Building, Office 111
(409) 984-6507

Helen Fonteno, Instructor
Cosmetology Building, Office 117
(409) 984-6409

Sheri Richmond, Adjunct Instructor
Cosmetology Building, Office 116
(409) 984-6402

Cosmetology Lab
1248 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX
Patron Phone: (409) 984-6403

Cosmetology Program

The Cosmetology Program at Lamar State College-Port Arthur prepares students for a career as a cosmetology professional. The recommended courses of study are designed to meet licensure requirements established by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation. Graduates will accrue the required number of semester credit hours in training and will have the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Texas cosmetology licensing examination. 

Students will receive training in the LSC-PA Cosmetology Center, a state-of-the-art facility that includes classrooms, labs and the support facilities necessary to operate a professional salon. Customers are accepted at certain times of the week to supply the hands-on experience required for licensing in Texas. 

Students in the Cosmetology Program at Lamar State College-Port Arthur can earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or a one-year Certificate in the following:

Cosmetology Information - Fall 2023 & Spring 2024

Download Information Sheet (PDF)

Student Handbook (Online)

The Student Handbook contains general guidelines, procedures, policies, and information specific to Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Cosmetology Program and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations requirements. View the Cosmetology Student Handbook

Cosmetology Registration Fee

All Cosmetology Students must be registered with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation before the first-class day. The $25 registration can be paid for at the business office or with a debit card. Bring a copy of your receipt to orientation. Transfer Cosmetology students’ fee is waived, but a copy of your cosmetology transcript is needed. All transfer students MUST take a placement exam, see Ms. Smith for additional information.


New Cosmetology students must attend the orientation date listed below. Students will not be allowed to start class until they are registered with TDLR (Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Cosmetology licensing board). Contact Amanda Smith If you have any questions at (409) 984-6402 or e-mail

  • Fall 2023: August 24, 2023 at 10am
  • Spring 2024: January 11, 2024 at 10am
  • Dual Enrollment: August 24, 2023 at 1pm


TDLR mandates a current picture on every student registered in a cosmetology program. This picture will be placed on your cosmetology permit and folder. Email one picture or bring two pictures to orientation.

Immunization Requirements:

  1. Tb Skin Test (within last 6 months) Submit this information during orientation, or no later than the first-class day.
  2. Bacterial Meningitis (LSCPA requirement)—must be taken 10 days prior to the first-class day and submitted to the admissions department at LSCPA.

Support Material – LSCPA Online Bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble

  • Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Textbook and Theory Workbook – 13th  Edition
  • Milady’s Standard Esthetics Textbook and Theory Workbook – 12th Edition
  • Milady’s Standard Barbering Textbook and Theory Workbook – 6th Edition

Dress Code

Each student is required to adhere to the dress code policy set by the LSCPA Cosmetology Program and the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.

Every student must be in uniform BEFORE clocking in and remain in uniform at all times.

Dress code requirements are as follows:

  • Unisex Scrub Top, Pants & Lab Jacket – All Black
  • Shoes: Tennis Shoes (any color) or Work Force
  • Hair must be neat and presentable daily. (You are your biggest advertisement)
  • Nails: Safety precaution, all nails should be of average length. Nails may not be longer than the end of the finger.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur mandates the completion and passing of all Cosmetology courses with a “C” or better to attain the knowledge and skills needed to pass your state board exam.

Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation mandates the completion and passing of all the registered modules (courses) to be eligible to take the state board exam. Students must be in attendance to receive credit.

LSCPA's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f), 34 CFR 668.46).