What is Cosmetology and Esthetics?
The Cosmetology Program offers a variety of choices for people seeking entry-level jobs as well as currently employed individuals who wish to enhance their skills.
Knowledge of the theories of hair, skin, and nail care is coupled with practice of the various techniques used in salons.
Clinical work experience is performed on the public and students in an actual beauty salon atmosphere. Graduates also serve a six-month apprenticeship before taking the state board exam.
What are my career options?
After successful completion of the prescribed hours of instruction and the six-month apprenticeship, program graduates are eligible to take the examination administered by the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetology to become licensed cosmetologists.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Apprentice Cosmetology Instructor | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Cosmetologist | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Nail Technician | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
|Nail Technician: 26 Total credit hours|
|Apprentice Cosmetology Instructor: 40 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Esthetician: 41 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Cosmetologist: 60 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
There are no special admission requirements for the program.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.