Cosmetology Instructor Certificate
The Cosmetology Instructor Certificate (C1_COP1) certificate offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Cosmetology Department.
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The program offers certificates for the facial specialist, instructor license and operator license. The certificate program is a full-time, 12-month program for operator certificate and full-time, 8-month program for facial specialist certificate and instructor certificate. All three certificate programs are approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, graduates are eligible to take their state exam. Upon passing their state exam, program graduates become licensed to practice in the State of Texas.
Graduates of the cosmetology certificate programs have many employment opportunities including becoming a hair dresser, skin care specialist, and make-up artist. Other areas may be to become a research assistant in the cosmetology industry, a sales representative for a beauty product, or beauty editor for newspapers and magazines. Salaries vary depending upon the place of employment and the graduate’s skills and number of work hours.
In addition to the system admission requirements the following are requirements for admission to the cosmetology instructor certificate:
- High school diploma or GED.
- Current Texas operator’s license.
- Within the past five years, applicants must have a minimum of three years work experience as a licensed cosmetologist versed in all phases of cosmetology. Verification will be required.
- Completion of 12 semester hours in general education including ENGL 1301.
- Minimum age of 18 years.
- Must pass comprehensive cosmetology placement examination before taking any cosmetology instructor classes.
Once admitted to the cosmetology program, a student must attain a grade of “C” or better in each cosmetology course as well as satisfactory attendance record (refer to Cosmetology Student Handbook) in order to progress in the program.
A student who withdraws from the cosmetology program may be re-admitted only once with the recommendation of the department faculty.
|ENGL||1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|SPCH||1315||Public Speaking OR||3|
|Elective1||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3|
TOTAL Prerequisite Credits:
First Year Credits
First Semester Credits
|CSME||1434||Cosmetology Instructor I||4|
|CSME||1435||Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology||4|
|CSME||2414||Cosmetology Instructor II||4|
TOTAL First Semester Credits:
Second Semester Credits
|CSME||2449||Cosmetology Instructor III||4|
|CSME||2444||Cosmetology Instructor IV||4|
|CSME||2445||Instruction Theory & Clinic Operation||4|
TOTAL Second Semester Credits:
TOTAL Credits for Cosmetology Instructor Certificate:
- Choose from the AAS Core
Note: Capstone experience is completed by taking a departmental exam.