Cosmetology Certificate

Level 1 Workforce Certificate

The 34 semester hour curriculum in cosmetology leads to a Level 1 Workforce Certificate and helps prepare graduates to take the state TDLR Cosmetology Examination. Successful completion of the examination will allow graduates to practice as a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Texas.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate introductory skills, professional ethics, and safety and sanitation procedures as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations
  • Provide safe and appropriate care to clients receiving hair, skin or nail services
  • Use effective communication skills with client
  • Demonstrate proficiency in business and ethical practices relating to the field of Cosmetology
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for successful completion of the state licensing examination

This certificate is a pathway to the Cosmetology Associate of Applied Science degree.

Fees associated with the Cosmetology Certificate are as follows and are included in tuition:

  • Kit costs, which include all supplies needed during course of program. This fee includes trolley, set of professional shears, all professional electric tools, and all hair supplies needed (i.e., combs/brushes, coloring bowls/brushes, capes, clips, pins, manicuring set, etc.). Kit fees will be divided between first two semesters and will be included in tuition.
    • First semester kit will be approximately $1526
    • Second semester kit will be approximately $711.
  • Textbooks, approximately $356
  • Fees to take state licensure exams, $126

Uniform will consist of scrubs of student's choice. Student will be required to purchase a vest or smock. First name must be monogrammed on vest or smock.

This certificate is offered only through face-to-face classes. Students starting in the fall semester should complete the program in two semesters. Students may enter the program at the beginning of each semester (Fall, Spring or Summer)*.

* Students beginning in the spring will be enrolled in four (4) courses; and two (2) courses in both summer and fall. Student must meet with an advisor in the Cosmetology Department to determine course selection each semester.

The program is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Cosmetology Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
CSME 1401 ORIENTATION TO COSMETOLOGY 4
CSME 1405 FUNDAMENTALS OF COSMETOLOGY 4
CSME 1410 INTRODUCTION TO HAIRCUTTING AND RELATED THEORY 4
CSME 1348 PRINCIPLES OF SKINCARE 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Cosmetology Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
CSME 2501 THE PRINCIPLES OF HAIR COLORING AND RELATED THEORY 5
CSME 2530 NAIL ENHANCEMENT 5
CSME 2472 COSMETOLOGY APPLICATIONS AND RELATED THEORY 4
CSME 2541 PREPARATION FOR THE STATE LICENSE EXAM 5
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 19

Total Credit Hours: 34

Verification of Workplace Competencies: Eligibility to test for TDLR Cosmetology Operator's License exam.