Cosmetologist 23-24

About this Major

Cosmetologists must function effectively under stress, communicate in a professional manner, and establish a rapport with clients and colleagues. They must be flexible, creative, artistic, and have good time management skills in a fast-paced environment. Work is usually indoors with a low to moderate noise level. Prolonged standing and working is often necessary to accomplish tasks.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications:

  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Basic Cosmetologist Exam
  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Basic Cosmetologist License

This career major's curriculum meets the professional licensure requirements for Oklahoma but does not meet the licensure requirements for all other states.

Entrance Requirements

Students enrolled in the Cosmetology career major must provide copies of their birth certificate and high school transcript, as well as a 2x2-inch full-face face photo newer than one year old and a Cashier's check ($5.00) payable to the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering (OSBCB). A social security number is required on the initial application and is required to obtain a cosmetology license from the OSBCB.

At A Glance

Open To

Adult students


Danforth, Reno, Rockwell Campus Center Building, FT Salon Entrance

Total Hours Required



  • Part-time: 26 months (daytime only)
  • Full-time daytime: 13 months of instruction
  • Full-time evening: 16 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance.


Daytime classes, two sessions at Rockwell only: Monday — Friday

  • 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • Part-time students enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adults enroll in both.

Evening classes, Reno or Rockwell, and Danforth, full-time adults only: Monday — Thursday

  • 3:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.


  • Orientation 30 hours
  • Basic Facials 160 hours
  • Introduction to Cosmetology 120 hour
  • Scalp Treatments 30 hours
  • Haircutting 180 hours
  • Hairstyling 300 hours
  • Professional Development 180 hours
  • Basic Manicuring & Pedicuring 90 hours
  • Hair Coloring 170 hours
  • Hair Texture Chemical Restructuring 240 hours

Tuition & Costs

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Salons, day spas, facial/makeup studios, nail salons, modeling agencies, cosmetic physician's offices, department store salon or makeup counter, professional product companies, assisted living centers, educational facilities.

Cosmetology photo for adult class