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
Haircutting: 250 hrs
Sanitation: 40 hrs
Law: 10 hrs
Salesmanship: 10 hrs
Management: 10 hrs
Manicuring/Pedicuring: 45 hrs
Hair Removal: 15 hrs
Anatomy/Physiology: 5 hrs
Skin: 5 hrs Hair: 5 hrs
Electricity: 5 hrs
Chemistry: 10 hrs
Shampooing: 35 hrs
Scalp Treatment: 35 hrs
Facials & Makeup: 55 hrs
Hair Coloring: 100 hrs
Permanent Waving: 370 hrs
Hairstyling: 280 hrs
Discretionary Hours: 215 hrs
Total Curriculum Hours: 1500
Cosmetology Program Cost:
1500 Hour Tuition @ $10.42 per hour: $15,630.00
Registration Fee: $100.00
Application Fee: $100.00
Technology Fees: $249.00
Total Cost: $17,678.00
iPad with Kit: $329.00
Total Cost with iPad: $18,007.00
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.
The Completion, Placement, and Licensure rates for this program as submitted to our accrediting agency; the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences in our Annual Report are as follows:
80.28% or 51 of the 71 students in this program scheduled to graduate in 2017 went on to graduate;
91.23% or 52 of the 57 students that graduated in that year have found jobs in the industry; and
92.86% or 52 of the 52 students of the program taking the state board exam in 2017 passed the examination.
Combined rates for all programs for the reporting year of 2017:
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.
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: