Program Description:

The Cosmetology program prepares students to become the creative, well-trained professionals demanded by today's beauty industry. The Professional Cosmetologist will be trained with entry-level skills relating to hair, nails and skin with an emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer relations and salon management. The program provides the Cosmetologist with theory and skills-training in basic haircutting, hairstyling, and hair coloring. In addition to training on related hair services, nail and skin care will be introduced and implemented. Graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination from the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.
Prerequisites: Adult students only. Pre-admission exam (TABE) and interview required; students must have a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll.

Two years (315 days)
Students are accepted yearly in August, January

Required Courses:

First Semester

  • Cosmetology Professional I
  • Art of Nail Technology
  • Nail Technology Science and Procedures
  • Cosmetology Chemicals I

Second Semester

  • General Aesthetics I
  • Cosmetology Chemicals II
  • Cosmetology Professional Advanced
  • Cosmetology Science I


Third Semester

  • Cosmetology Science II
  • Skin Science I
  • Barbers and Cosmetology Foundations
  • Cosmetology Professional II

Fourth Semester

  • Aesthetics Science
  • General Aesthetics II
  • Nail Technology Clinical Experience
Certifications: WV Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists license
Sample Job Titles:

Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Salon Owner/Manager
Salon Information:

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Call for an appointment: 304-256-4669

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