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%Admission Requirements

Previous experience in this field of study is not a necessity, as this course is designed to work through from the basics to the complexities of the subjects studied. Students who have the attitude, interest and motivation to learn and be employed in the field of cosmetology arts and science, are the students we admit, providing they meet each of the following requirements:


* Have a High School Diploma or GED.

* Must be 16 Years of age or above the age of compulsory education.

* Must be able to read, write and understand the English language.   



Our program is designed and licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology as a basic Cosmetology course. Although we are only required to teach the basics, we take great pride in the fact that our students graduate with a more advanced knowledge in all phases of hair. Upon graduating, our students are licensed to do hair, skin, and nails. They also get a good course in opening and managing their own salons. We teach training so that when they enter a salon they know how to interact with co-workers.



We are able to give very good training in haircutting because we follow the Vidal Sassoon methods and have won many awards in several states in haircutting.


Our instructors stay abreast of all the latest styling techniques and attend hair shows to learn the latest methods, trends, and happenings in the field.

Make-up Arts

On occasions we bring in guest artists that are experts in the field of make-up.  We also have videos of make-up artist in our media center.

Bridal Hair

We do teach the students how to dress hair for weddings because the area we are in is a top marketplace for destination weddings.  Nannette is known for her up-dos and has done hair for numerous  weddings.  She encourages the students to get involved because this is an extra opportunity for them and it is a form of art itself.




Subjects                                                                                      Hours


Science of Cosmetology


     Sanitation and Sterilization                                                          45

     Personal Hygiene and Grooming                                                  30

     Professionalism - Professional Ethichs                                          35

     Public Relations - Salesmanship & Psychology                               50 

     Anatomy                                                                                    45

     Dermatology                                                                              25

     Trichology                                                                                  25

     Nail Structure                                                                             15

     Chemistry                                                                                  100

     Safety Precautions                                                                      30 


Practice of Cosmetology


     Shampoos and Rinses (safety)                                                    45

     Scalp and Hair Treatments (safety included)                                 30

     Hair Shaping (safety included)                                                    150

     Hair Styling (safety included)                                                      325


          a) Thermal Pressing    d) Roller Placement

          b) Thermal Cooling     e) Molding

          c) Wiggery                 f) Pin Curling


     Manicuring Safety                                                                      25

     Chemical Cold Waving, Chemical Relaxing

        and Chemical Straightening (safety included)                           225

     Hair tinting(coloring) and Lightening (safety included)                   225

     Facials - skin care and make-up (safety included)                          30


State Laws - Rules, Regulations, Codes                                           15


Unassigned - Specific Needs                                                           30



Cosmetic Arts Institute
Undergraduate certificate in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Program Length: 1 year                       




Students graduating on time 46% of Title IV students complete the program within 1 year

The share of students who completed this program within %100 of normal time (1 year)




Program Costs*
$17,000 for tuition and fees
$1,400 for books and supplies
Other Costs
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

The typical graduate leaves with

$1,742 in debt

The median debt of borrowers who completed this program.

This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

The typical monthly loan payment

per month in student loans with aninterest rate of 4.45%.
The median monthly loan payment for students
who completed this program if it were repaid over
ten years at a %4.45 interesrrate.

Graduates who got jobs

100% of program graduates got jobs according to the Council on Occupational Education job placement rate8

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:



Licensure Requirements

Program meets licensure requirements in:

South Carolina

Some States require students to graduate from a state approved program in order to obtain a license to practice a profession in those States



Additional Information

Date Created 7/16/2018
These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education