Cosmetology Standard Certificate

The purpose of the Cosmetology Program at WCCS is to provide every student with basic entry-level skills to enter and advance in the cosmetology workplace through challenging educational experiences including academics, technical skills, employability skills, multi-cultural experiences and technology skills. The student that is eligible for the state board examination will be prepared the pass both written and practical exam and become life-long learners, learning management skills and providing all clients with personal customer service. 

The Cosmetology program is governed by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology & Barbering and the Alabama State Board of Education, completing 1200 credit unit hours are required to be eligible for the state licensing examination. The exam is theory/written and practical/hands-on testing. The curriculum used is based on the requirements of the Alabama Board of Cosmetology & Barbering, Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, and the National Interstate-Council of State Boards of Cosmetology & Barbering Standards.  Once the student passes the exams it gives them the opportunity to work in a salon or to continue their education.

The Cosmetology Department provides a caring faculty that is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students to ensure that they learn the technical skills necessary for success.

All states require cosmetologists to be licensed by law.  After satisfactory completion of 1200 credit unit hours of training, the students are eligible to take the Alabama Board of Cosmetology & Barbering theory and practical examinations.  Day classes meet Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for 3 semesters. Night classes meet Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., for 3 semesters.



* Student competence in the basic use of computers is accomplished within ENG 100.

* Student competence in Oral Communications is accomplished within discipline-specific courses.

* Curriculum display is subject to change; however, courses will be offered to meet degree requirements

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Standard Certificate