OPEID: 012297
Cosmetology Operator

  • The cosmetology operator course is available in both English and Spanish.
  • The day course takes approximately 12 months to complete.
  • Admission Requirements: 17 years or older, and a high school diploma or GED or equivalent.

To prepare the student in the basic skills for licensure and practice of cosmetology as prescribed by Texas State Law.
Course format
Day students attend classes in the theory of cosmetology in all its phase. They are held one hour each day except on Saturday.  Clinic classes in which students perform services upon the public encompass the reminder of the hours. Supervision by a licensed instructor provides learning situations for practical applications of cosmetology. A student is not allowed to perform beauty services until 200 hours of pre-clinic schooling is completed.
Course Evaluation
Written exams for theory will be given on each subject. Monthly progress reports containing theory and practical grades and projects completed are made and reviewed with each student. To be progressing satisfactorily, students must maintain a 70% grade average which is calculated at payment periods to comply with school’s satisfactory progress statement.
Based on 1500 hours of cosmetology training as required by Texas law

Subject Hours
Orientation and TDLR rules and regulation 100
Shampoo and related theory 100
Hair and scalp treatments and related theory 50
Cold waving and related theory 200
Chemical Hair relaxing and related theory 50
Hair coloring and related theory 200
Manicuring and related theory 100
Facials and related theory 50
Hair styling, cutting and related theory 500
Chemistry 75
Salon management and practices 75
Totals 1500

The above not to be completed in less than nine months.
* Job-related information, safety, sanitation, and sterilization shall also be taught in each course and subject area as it pertains to that specific subject.

Cost Information Cosmetology Program

Tuition and Fees Cost $
Tuition $9,550
Registration Fee $100
Books and Kits $950
Total Tuition and Fees $10,600
Credential Level Certificate of Diploma
Program Length 12 Months
Median debt at program completion $0 We choose not to participate any in federal or private student loans
On-time completion rate 67.42%
Job placement rate 74.16%
Licensure Rate 998.18%


References English Retail Price
Milady text book ISBN# 9781285769417 $117.95
Milady Exam Review ISBN# 9781285769554 $36.95
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Milady Online Licensing Prep ISBN# 9781285769790 $34.75