Cosmetology

Grayson College’s cosmetology programs may be completed in one year or less, and are affordable at community college tuition rates as compared to private training programs.

GC students train in a modern salon environment and earn experience hours with patrons from the community. The Cosmetology Salon is located in the Career and Technology Center on the Main Campus. Training options include:

A complete one-year Cosmetology Certificate Program prepares students with professional skills for hair styling, manicures, pedicures, skincare, hair shaping, chemical reformation, principles of hair coloring, and other related courses.

The Nail Technician Program prepares students with professional skills in manicuring, nail structure and growth, advance nail techniques, and other related courses.  It is a 5 (five) month certificate program, where successful students earn certificates of graduation and then eligible to apply for the State Board Examination. Students who successfully complete the state exam will then become a licensed Nail Technician.

The Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist Program prepares students with professional skills for skin-care and other related courses. It is a 9 (nine) month certificate program, where upon completion of the program, students are awarded certificates of graduation and are then eligible to apply for the State Board Examination. Students who successfully complete the state exam will then become a licensed Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist.

The Cosmetology Instructor Program prepares licensed cosmetologists with professional skills for teaching. Upon completion of the program students will be awarded certificates of completion and then become eligible to apply for the Instructor State Board Examination. Grayson College offers the training in a 9 (nine) month certificate program, or a 5 (five) month certificate program for cosmetologists with at least one year of work experience in the cosmetology field.

Course Requirements

  • The Cosmetology  Certificate Program requires that you have a High School Diploma or GED, complete 42 semester hours of cosmetology courses and 1500 clock hours. High School students in the 11th grade may enter, but must complete the high school requirements before receiving their certificate.
  • The Nail Technician Program requires that you have a High School Diploma or GED, be 17 years of age and complete 600 clock hours. 
  • The Esthetician and Skin Care Specialists Program requires that you have a High School Diploma or GED, be 17 years of age and complete 750 hours.
  • The Cosmetology Instructor Program requires that you have a High School Diploma or GED, be 18 years of age and complete 750 clock hours for the nine-month program and 500 clock hours for the five-month program. 

Students should contact the Admissions Office prior to enrollment.

Capstone Experience

  • Certificate in Cosmetology requires successful completion of CSME 2441 with at least a 70% and mock Cosmetology State Board Exam.
  • Certificate in Nail Technology requires successful completion of CSME 1443 with at least a 70% and a mock State Board Exam. 
  • Certificate in Esthetician and Skin Care requires successful completion of CSME 2431 with at least a 70% and a mock Esthetician State Board Exam. 
  • Certificate in Cosmetology Instructor requires successful completion of CSME 2445 with at least a 70% and mock Instructor State Board Exam. 

Local Employers

J. Toland, Big Apple Beauty Mall, Pro-Cuts, J.C. Penney’s, Continental

Cosmetology Certificate


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

CSME 1401 4
CSME 1405 4
CSME 1310 3
CSME 1443 4

15


Second Semester

CSME 1453 4
CSME 2401 4
CSME 2343 3
CSME 1451 4

15


Third Semester

CSME 1447 4
CSME 2439 4
CSME 2441 4


12
Upon completion of 42 semester hours of Cosmetology courses and completion of 1500 clock hours, the student will be issued a certificate of completion and become eligible to apply for the Cosmetology State Board Exam.
Capstone Experience: Pass CSME 2441 with at least 70% and a mock Cosmetology State Board Exam.



Cosmetology—Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist

Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

CSME 1348 3
CSME 1547 5
CSME 1521 5

13


Second Semester

CSME 1545 5
CSME 2431 4

9
Upon completion of 22 semester hours of Esthetician courses and completion of 750 clock hours, the student will be issued a certificate of completion and become eligible to apply for the Esthetician State Board Exam. Capstone Experience: Pass CSME 2431 with at least 70% and a mock Esthetician State Board Exam.




Cosmetology—Nail Technician



Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

CSME 1430 4
CSME 1431 4
CSME 1441 4
CSME 1443 4

16
Upon completion of 16 semester hours of Nail Technician courses and completion of 600 clock hours, the student will be issued a certificate of completion and become eligible to apply for the Nail Technician State Board Exam.
Capstone Experience: Pass CSME 1443 with at least 70% and a mock State Board Exam.


Cosmetology—Instructor



First Semester

CSME 1535 5
CSME 1434 4
CSME 2414 4

13


Second Semester

CSME 2415 4
CSME 2444 4
CSME 2445 4


12
Upon completion of 25 semester hours of Instruction courses and completion of 750 clock hours, the student will be issued a certificate of completion and become eligible to apply for the Instructor State Board Exam. Capstone Experience: Pass CSME 2445 with at least 70% and a mock Instructor State Board Exam.

Cosmetology Instructor

(with at least one year of work experience in the cosmetology field)



Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

CSME 1535 5
CSME 1434 4
CSME 2444 4
CSME 2445 4

17
Upon completion of 17 semester hours of instruction courses and completion of 500 clock hours, the student will be issued a certificate of completion and become eligible to apply for the Instructor State Board Exam
Capstone Experience: Pass CSME 2445 with at least 70% and Mock Instructor State Board Exam.


Introduction to the theory and practice of hair cutting. Topics include terminology, implements, section haircutting and finishing techniques.

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An introduction of the theory and practice of skin care.

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An introduction to the principles of facial/esthetic technology. Topics include anatomy, physiology, theory, and related skills of facial/esthetic technology

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An overview of the skills and knowledge necessary for the field of cosmetology. Corequisite: CSME 1405, Fundamentals of Cosmetology

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A course in the basic fundamentals of cosmetology. Topics include service preparation, manicure, facial, chemical services, shampoo, haircut, wet styling and comb outs

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A course in the principles of nail technology. Topics include anatomy, physiology, theory, and skills related to nail technology.

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An overview of the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for the field of nail technology

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The fundamentals of instructing cosmetology

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A continuation of the concepts and principles of nail technology. Topics include advanced instruction in anatomy, physiology, theory, and related skills of nail technology.

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Presentation of the theory and practice of nail technology. Topics include terminology, application, and workplace competencies related to nail technology

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In-depth coverage of the theory and practice of skin care, facials and cosmetics.

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Instruction in the artistry of hair design. Topics include theory, techniques and application of hair design.

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Presentation of the theory and practice of chemical reformation. Topics include terminology, application and workplace competencies related to chemical reformation.

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An overview of the skills and knowledge necessary for the instruction of cosmetology students

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A continuation of the concepts and principles in skin care and other related technologies. Topics include advanced instruction in anatomy, physiology, theory, and relatedskills of facial/esthetic techno logy

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In-depth coverage of the theory and practice of skin care, facials, and cosmetics

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Exploration of salon development. Topics include professional ethics and goals, salon operations and record keeping.

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Presentation of the theory and practice of hair color and chemistry. Topics include terminology, application, and workplace competencies related to hair color and chemistry

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A continuation of the fundamentals of instructing cosmetology students.

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Presentation of lesson plan assignments and evaluation techniques.

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Demonstrate professional ethics, salon management, and develop client relations and related skills in preparation for the Texas Cosmetology Commission examination.

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Advanced concepts in the theory and practice of hair design.

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Preparation for the Texas Cosmetology Commission Operator Examination

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Advanced concepts of instruction in a cosmetology program. Topics include demonstration, development, and implementation of advanced evaluation and assessment techniques

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An overview of the objectives required by the Texas Cosmetology Commission Instructor Examination.

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Last updated: 04/30/2017