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Cosmetology Instructor Certificate

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Cosmetology Instructor Level I Certificate

Amanda Smith
Instructor I
Cosmetology Building, Office 116
(409) 984-6403

The Cosmetology Program prepares students for a career as cosmetology professional. The recommended courses of study are designed to meet licensure requirements established by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation. 

A licensed cosmetology instructor in good standing in the State of Texas may be awarded 20 semester credit hours toward an A.A.S. degree in Cosmetology Instructor. See the Credit By Examination section of this catalog for more information. Students who complete the Esthetics programs will gain the skills and accumulate sufficient hours of training to be qualified to take and pass applicable examinations administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations. 

Students who lack a high school diploma or GED must demonstrate necessary skills in reading, writing and math to enroll in any beginning Cosmetology course. The designated implement for demonstrating such skills is the TSI exam, GED or Ability to Benefit. Students seeking the AAS, who fail to meet minimal standards in one or more of these areas, must complete appropriate developmental courses such as DENG 0110, DENG 0410, DENG 0301, DMTH 0110, DMTH 0310, DMTH 0314, or DMTH 0132 prior to enrolling in any cosmetology course. 

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Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
CSME 1434 Cosmetology Instructor I 4
CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II 4
CSME 2449 Cosmetology Instructor III 4
CSME 2444 Cosmetology Instructor IV 4
Total 16
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