Cosmetology, Esthetics & Nail Technology
Start an exciting career in one of the fields of Cosmetology.
The Cosmetology Department programs provide training for students in technical skills necessary for employment in exciting positions and for long term careers in this multi-billion dollar industry.
Successful graduates from NCTC obtain state licensing from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.
Examiner for licensing agencies
Inspector of salons and spas
Industry Sales Representative
Nail Technician Certificate
The Cosmetology program offers hands-on instruction with today's latest salon products. Students are taught to provide special services such as hair coloring, foiling, texture services, braiding and hair extensions. Advanced training with shears, clippers and razors are included. Students receive a wide variety of training, including classes by guest artists from leading manufacturers and salons. Students also receive training in areas such as manicures, facials, pedicures and acrylic nails.
A total of 40 credit hours and 1500 contact hours are required to complete this course.
The Instructor program offers training in instructional skills and knowledge to teach in community colleges or private schools. Teaching methodologies, learning philosophies and professional development is availble to aspiring educators of Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail Technology.
A total 15 credit hours and 500 contact hours are required for a certificate of completion with a minimum of 1 year of field experience.
This program provides knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the health and beauty industry. Basic skin care, basic facials and advanced facials, waxing and other spa related treatments are taught in a modern learning environment with all the latest equipment. During various times, special field trips are offered.
A total of 22 credit hours and 750 contact hours are required to complete this course.
The Nail Technology program offers instruction and hands-on practice for an in-depth learning experience. Manicuring, pedicures as well as anatomy, physiology, theory, terminology are taught as well as business or salon ownership. Advanced students will learn the application and theory of artificial nails insuring complete knowledge of Nail Technology.
A total of 16 credit hours and 600 contact hours are required to receive a certificate in this program.
Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail services are offered in our salons and are performed by the students under licensed supervision at a nominal fee, giving the students the opportunity to enhance their skills in each field.
Hair color, perming, cuts, lash extensions, hair extensions, manicures, nail enhancements and art, as well as pedicures, are just some of the professional services on our salon menu.
For an appointment, call 940-668-4210.
Must be at least 17 years of age
Have obtained a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED)
Apply to NCTC and complete the college orientation
Apply to the Cosmetology Dept. in person
Complete an in-department visual perception exam at no cost
Provide applicable transcripts (or)
Complete the reading portion of the college Compass exam with 75% of accuracy. Test is by appointment only for a $15.00 fee, in room 108.
Provide $25 for an on-line enrollment with TDLR for a student permit. Cash or credit/debit cards are accepted.
If transferring from another school, students must meet the above requirements, and in addition, provide theory grades and lab completion documentations.
Dual credit students must also meet the above requirements and are accepted per high school counselors referrals.
For additional information and enrollment requirements, please contact:
1500 Building - Gainesville campus