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Cosmetology Operator Certificate Level ICERTIFICATE

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First Semester Courses 14 Credits
CSME 1410 Introduction to Haircutting & Related Theory 4
CSME 1501 Orientation to Cosmetology 5
CSME 1543 Manicuring and Related Theory 5
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
CSME 1553 Chemical Reformation & Related Theory 5
CSME 2501 The Principles of Hair Coloring & Related Theory 5
CSME 1547 Principles of Skin Care/Facials and Related Theory 5
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
CSME 1354 Artistry of Hair Design I 3
CSME 2337 Advanced Cosmetology Techniques 3
Cosmetology Operator Certificate Program Total 35 Credits

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Note: Capstone experience is completed by taking a departmental exam.

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Program Details

The program offers students the opportunity to learn knowledge and skill in professional hair care, nail care and skin care. The program is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the state exam. Upon passing the 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, nail technician, 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.

Admission criteria for Cosmetology Operator Certificate

In addition to the LSC admission requirements, the following are requirements for admission to the cosmetology program:

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. Minimum age of 17 years.
  3. Mandatory attendance at a scheduled orientation session or departmental approval.
  4. Program admission for students with pre­vious college experience requires that the student be in disciplinary good standing at all former institutions. No student will be admitted who is under disciplinary suspension status from another college or institution. Any such status requires positive resolution from the other institu­tion before a student will be considered for cosmetology admission.

After program admission approval, the student must have the registration form approved by the cosmetology academic counselor. 

Admission criteria for the Cosmetology Instructor Program

In addition to the LSC admission requirements the following are requirements for admission to the cosmetology instructor certificate.

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. Current Texas operator’s license.
  3. Within the past five years, applicants must have a minimum of three years of work experience as a licensed cosmetologist versed in all phases of cosmetology. Verification will be required.
  4. Completion of 12 semester hours in general education including ENGL 1301.
  5. Minimum age of 18 years.
  6. Must pass comprehensive cosmetology placement examination before taking any cosmetology instructor classes.

Admission criteria for Facial Specialist Certificate

In addition to the LSC admission requirements, the following are requirements for admission to the cosmetology program:

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. Minimum age of 17 years.
  3. Mandatory attendance at a scheduled orientation session or departmental approval.
  4. Program admission for students with pre­vious college experience requires that the student be in disciplinary good standing at all former institutions. No student will be admitted who is under disciplinary suspension status from another college or institution. Any such status requires positive resolution from the other institu­tion before a student will be considered for cosmetology admission.

*Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Cosmetology, Facial, and Cosmetology Instructor require TSI placement and additional credits.

Progression Requirements

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. 

Readmission Policy

A student who withdraws from the cosmetology program may be re-admitted only once with the recommendation of the department faculty.

Cosmetology programs are available at LSC-Kingwood LoneStar.edu/cosmetology-dept and CHI © Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology LoneStar.edu/CHIschool.

For careers and median salaries, visit Career Star for more information.

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LSC-Kingwood

Please contact Judith Watson at Judith.Watson@LoneStar.edu or call 844.985.1008 for more information.

LSC-North Harris

Please contact Kenya R. Hicks at Kenya.R.Hicks@LoneStar.edu or call 281.765.7957 for more information.


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