During this one-year program, students will be taught the rules and regulations of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. They will understand the theory and skills of shampooing, hair and scalp treatment, hair cutting, chemical hair relaxing, hair styling and shaping, manicuring, cold waving, hair coloring, and facials.
Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to become licensed
by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and to work as a cosmetologist
in the State of Texas. Students receive a Certificate of Proficiency upon completion
of the curriculum. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must
complete a Capstone Experience during the final semester of the
In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of South Plains College, students who wish to enter the Cosmetology program must make separate application to the program, must make satisfactory scores on the Accuplacer Test for cosmetology or a TSI placement test and must interview with program faculty. Entering students are required to be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Once accepted into the Cosmetology program, students are also required to make application with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, pay a $25 registration fee with the TDLR, and provide personal identification. These requirements must be completed before the student may begin class. Program faculty will assist students with the TDLR registration process.