Cosmetology Program

Gainesville Campus Only

Stephanie Lindsey
Chair Human Services & Hospitality Division
(940) 668-3314

All NCTC Cosmetology program curriculum is governed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) and helps prepare graduates to take the associated state TDLR examination.

Three Cosmetology Level 1 Workforce Certificates are available

  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetician
  • Cosmetology Instructor.

To enroll in any Cosmetology certificate program, student must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age by state licensure testing date
  • Have obtained a high school diploma or the equivalent of, i.e., GED
  • Apply to NCTC and complete the college orientation
  • Complete required Cosmetology department paperwork
  • Complete financial aid forms if applicable
  • Provide applicable transcripts
  • Pay $25 fee to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a student permit