About the Program
Cosmetology is a twelve month program of study designed to prepare the student to care for the hair, complexion, and hands by giving shampoos, rinse, and scalp treatments; styling, setting, cutting, coloring, tinting, permanent waving, and bleaching hair; giving facials, manicures, and hand and arm massages, with emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer relations, and salon management. The curriculum is designed to comply with the standard of the State Board for Cosmetology and the requirement for 1500 contact hours for students. Students are required to receive 230 hours of theory (a minimum of six hours per week) throughout the entire period of instructions, conducted in a separate classroom by a licensed instructor, 1200 hours of supervised skill training and clinic work, and seventy hours assigned at the instructor’s discretion as needs of individual students dictate.
Thank you for your interest in our Cosmetology program. Our instructors are excited about the FALL (August) 2020 semester and look forward to helping you be successful.
All applicants wishing to be considered for the Cosmetology program must complete an application for admission to Southwest Mississippi Community College.
Applicants applying for the Cosmetology program will need to have the following items on file in the Office of Career & Technical Education.
1, Completed SMCC Cosmetology Application.
2. Official copy of high school diploma or GED transcript.
3. ACT score of 14 or higher or equivalent placement test score.
To set up Accuplacer testing please contact Jude O'Rourke phone at 601-276-5852 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current high school seniors may complete the Fall 2020 Cosmetology application with an in progress transcript.
Applicants applying for the Cosmetology program will be required to complete an interview. All applicants in good standing with the Southwest Mississippi Community College Admissions Department and with completed application packets will be granted an interview.
For questions about application materials please contact Dr. Addie Boone by phone at 601-276-3720 or by email email@example.com.
Please return all Cosmetology materials to the following:
*Fee charged per semester
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be qualified for, but not limited to, the following careers: