What is Cosmetology?
According to the dictionary, cosmetology is the study of the art of applying cosmetics. It is also the study of how to help enhance one’s natural beauty. A person can enhance his or her beauty not only knowing how to take care of the face and hair, but also by being concerned with posture and personality. In brief, a cosmetologist is a person who has studied the art of enhancing a person’s natural beauty.
Our Teaching Method
- Level 1 – Introductory work in skills and theory covering:
- Unit (A) Basic training in styling, haircutting and permanents
- Unit (B) Basic training in all chemical applications
- Unit (C) Basic background in anatomy, physiology, chemistry, sterilization, etc…
- Level 2 – Students begin to work with live models in the clinic area under instructor supervision. Time is devoted to teaching specialized activities.
- Level 3 – Additional clinic work under instructor supervision and advanced work in hair shaping, styling, salon management, and related material.
The length of the Cosmetology course is mandated by state law and consists of 1500 clock hours of in-school training. This is required by the Indiana Board of Cosmetology.
Beauty Culturist (Cosmetologist) – Course Hours
Hair Cutting: 275 hrs
Sanitations: 40 hrs
Statutes and Rules: 10 hrs
Salesmanship: 10 hrs
Management: 10 hrs
Manicuring: 30 hrs
Pedicuring: 20 hrs
Hair Removal: 15 hrs
Anatomy and Physiology: 5 hrs
Skin: 5 hrs
Hair: 5 hrs
Electricity: 5 hrs
Chemistry: 10 hrs
Shampooing: 35 hrs
Scalp Performances: 20 hrs
Facials and Makeup: 65 hrs
Hair Coloring: 190 hrs
Texture Services: 320 hrs
Hair Styling: 280 hrs
Discretionary Hours: 150 hrs
Total Curriculum Hours: 1500
Cosmetology Program Cost:
1500 Hour Tuition @ $10.94 per hour: $16,410.00
Registration Fee: $100.00
Application Fee: $100.00
Technology Fees: $249.00
Total Cost: $18,598.00
iPad with Kit: $329.00
Total Cost with iPad: $18,927.00
On Campus Housing: Not Offered
* The fee for our student kit, books, and the mannequin is non-refundable after they have been issued to the student. An extra fee will be charged to all Cosmetology students who fail to complete their 1500 hours of training within the allotted contract dates. This charge will be applied only after the contract ending date. An administration fee of $150.00 will be charged to any student who discontinues prior to graduation with the exception of extenuating circumstances.
Class Schedules For Cosmetology
40 Hours Per Week Program: 9 Months
Tuesday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 3:30pm
30 Hours Per Week Program: 12 Months
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 3:30pm
20 Hours Per Week Program: 18 Months
Monday- Friday 5:30pm – 9:30pm
30 Hours Per Week Night Program: 12 Months
Monday- Friday 3:00pm – 9:30pm
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) name and code for Cosmetology is: 39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists. Please visit the Department of Labor’s website at the following link to obtain information on this field of occupation.
Along with the Department of Labor the National Center for Education Statistics provides data concerning cosmetology under the following CIP code: 12.0401. Use this code at the following link.
You can also access statistical data about our schools on the College Navigator website at the following link.
71% or 37 of the 52 students in this program scheduled to graduate in 2021 went on to graduate;
78% or 29 of the 37 students that graduated in that year have found jobs in the industry; and
92% or 32 of the 35 students of the program taking the state board exam in 2021 passed the examination.
According to the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. based on our Annual Report our official rates for all programs are:
Completion Rate: 79.55%
Employment Rate: 78.57%
Licensure Rate: 92.54%
Physical Demands of this profession are:
Long work shifts on your feet. Work hours include weekends and evenings.
You may not get a break or lunch hour. Because of the repetitiveness of some movements, Carpel Tunnel is a possibility.
You work with hazardous materials such as: cleaning products, perms, bleaches, color and other chemicals.
Also, while you are in school, it will make a financial demand such as: Lunches, Child care, & Fuel for transportation.
Use proper ventilation to draw air away from you. Some fumes are harmful.
Have a designated smoking area.
Store products in closed containers and prevent spills and leakage. Store products in adequately ventilated area with moderate temperatures. Containers must identify product.
Have a proper first aid kit readily available.
Know the location of your inspected fire extinguishers and how to properly use them.
Discard materials properly.
Minimize your exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Isolate the chemical mixing to one area such as a dispensary.
Use personal protection equipment such as gloves, eye protection and dust masks.
Indiana Licensing Requirements
Each student must complete the following:
- Complete 1500 clock hours of training.
- Complete the State practical book requirements.
- Satisfactorily pass all written tests with a 75% or higher.
- Pass all practical exams with a 75% or higher.
- Pass the school final written exam with a 75% or higher.
- Satisfy all financial responsibilities to the school.
Compensation that a successful graduate may reasonably expect.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics employment and wage statistics last compiled in April 20233, Cosmetologists in the United States earn an hourly wage falling somewhere between $10.48 – $28.88.
Annual salaries range from $21,800 to $60,080. A full-time cosmetologist earns a median income of about $18.89 per hour, or $39,290 over the course of a year (2080 hours).
Regulatory Oversight Restrictions
The State of Indiana requires that each student obtain a license from the State to become employed in Indiana. For information on factors that may prevent a student from obtaining such a license please visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website.
Please refer to the State of Indiana Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Licensure Laws and Regulations: https://www.in.gov/pla/files/2019%20SBCBE%20Statutes%20and%20Rules.pdf