Cosmetology » Cosmetology


Gordon Cooper Technology Center offers full-time career pathways to high school juniors, seniors and adults. Courses are offered from 7:45 to 10:45 AM and 12:55 to 3:55 PM Monday through Friday. A student can choose to attend either the AM or PM session or both sessions. All students must be interviewed before entering a career major.

Cosmetology prepares students to become licensed cosmetologists who provide nail, skin, scalp, and hair care to help enhance the customer’s personal appearance. Students receive classroom instruction and hands-on training in hair styling, cutting, coloring and chemical restructuring. Included are manicures/pedicures, facials, lash and brow tinting and arching, and scalp treatments, along with customer service and shop management.

High school students must complete 1,000 hours of training during their junior and senior years and receive a high school diploma to be eligible to take the state board exam.

Adult students must complete 1,500 hours of training during the 3 semesters to be eligible to take the state board exam.


Career Majors:(For financial aid a Career Major must be 600 hours or more.)

In-District* Full-time Tuition: $3150 ($1050.00 per semester/3 semesters) 
In-District* Tuition: High School Students only - No tuition charge 
CTSO Dues: $10

  Hours Required Books & Supplies Required Tools Required Uniforms Certification Test Costs Optional Books
Cosmetologist-Public Operator HS 1000 $214.25 $282.14 $23.00 $40.00 $0.00
Cosmetologist-Adult 1500 $260.00 $350.00 $30.00 $40.00 $20.00
Out of District Tuition is double the amount of In-District Tuition            

Entrance Requirements: Math and reading scores at 10th grade level or above.

Cosmetologist Potential Salary Range: $16,500 - $30,160