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

Campus

Rockwell Campus Center Building, FT Salon Entrance

Total Hours Required

1,500

Length

  • Part-time: 25 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.

Times

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

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Part-time students enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adults enroll in both.

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

  • 3:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Courses

  • 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

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

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

Tuition & Fees

  • $3,300
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbook: $129
  • Cosmetology Kit (daytime): $246
  • Uniform/Shoes: Up to $120
  • Certification Fee: $5

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$3,815

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Full-coverage, black shoes (leather or plastic) are required and must be provide at student expense (approximately $30). Additional uniform costs (up to $100) depend on which campus a student attends and their clothing size. Details will be provided by the instructor after enrollment. *To obtain the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Basic Cosmetologist license, the student will be responsible for the $5 State Board registration fee. Francis Tuttle will pay the State Board Exam registration fee ($35) and the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Basic Cosmetologist License Fee ($25) after the student obtains a passing score on the state licensure tests.

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

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

Tuition & Fees

  • $6,600

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbook: $129
  • Cosmetology Kit: $246
  • Uniform/Shoes: $120
  • Certification Fee: $5

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$7,115

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$10-$13

per hour

Pass Rate

80%

Positive Placement

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