Cosmetology Instructor Training
This program is designed to prepare students to become Cosmetology Instructors. The program includes: theory, methodology and techniques in hair cutting, styling, lectures, supervision and office management. To be admitted to the program, a person must have completed the required 6 semester hours and have Mississippi Cosmetology Board approval.
The curriculum is designed for students who have at least two years of active practical experience as a licensed cosmetologist and currently hold a valid Mississippi cosmetology license. Student instructors who do not have two years of active experience must have 1,000 hours plus the 6 semester hours.
Upon completion of this course, a student is given a certificate which entitles him/her to take the State Cosmetology Examination for a license to become a licensed operator to operate his/her own shop or work with others. This program offers two options: a Technical Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
Courses Are Offered At These Locations
For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.
To be admitted to this program a person must have:
Two years of active practical experience as a licensed cosmetologist and currently hold a valid Mississippi cosmetology license. Student instructors who do not have two years of active experience must have 1,000 hours plus the 6 semester hours. The curriculum complies with the standards of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology and the requirement for 1,000 contact hours for students.
Students are required to receive 16 hours of theory; 90 hours of skill preparation and clinic work; 218 hours concerning the professional teacher’s skills and preparation techniques; 132 hours concerning student motivation and learning skills; 429 hours of methods, management, and material procedures and techniques; 90 hours of testing and evaluation skills; and 25 hours of cosmetology laws, rules, and regulations. Successful completion of the program entitles students to a Cosmetology Teacher Training Certificate and, upon meeting the requirements of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, qualifies them for licensing examinations as cosmetology instructors.
Six semester hours of college-level education as approved by the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology before enrolling in the Cosmetology Instructor Training Option. These hours must be completed before a student will be allowed to take the cosmetology instructor licensing examination. More information concerning these hours can be obtained from the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.