Cosmetology Program

Gainesville Campus Only

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

Keilah Marcom
Coordinator Human Services & Hospitality Division
(940) 668-3341

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
  • Esthetics
  • Cosmetology Instructor

Students may pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree with the choice of three career concentrations upon completion of the Cosmetology Certificate.

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

A Barber Occupational Skills Award is also available through this department once a Cosmetology Operator license is acquired.

Students enrolled into this program must be able to:

  • Stand for long periods of time without a break
  • Use hands to complete manual dexterity skills
  • Study in a room where noise may be present
  • Accept and be willing to work with students and clients of all demographic characteristics
  • Perform pedicures on students and clients (Cosmetology students only)
  • Must not be allergic to chemicals or scents
  • Submit a record of criminal history to TDLR prior to enrolling