Cosmetology emphasizes instruction in the theory and practical skills needed to prepare students to take the basic or instructional licensing examination given by the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology. Students study the latest industry techniques in the on-campus salon. Instructional skill areas include: hair shaping, hair styling, hair coloring, chemical hair texturing, artificial nail services, manicuring, pedicuring, facial services such as massage, make-up application, hair removal, eyebrow tinting, scalp treatments, and scalp massage. Additionally, students will receive instruction in developing employability skills and entrepreneurship in order to stay competitive in the beauty industry.

Employment Opportunities

  • Salon Owner
  • Salon Trainer
  • Facial/Makeup Studios
  • Hair Color Technician
  • Haircutting Technician
  • Platform Artist
  • Industry Educator
  • Educational Facilities
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Television, Theatre, and Movie Industries

Certifications Available

  • Opportunity to sit for the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Basic Cosmetology and/or Master Instructor Exam

Salary Range

Up to $50,000/year depending on location

Degree Requirements

Career Major

Major Requirements

Required Courses Hours
Total Hours 1000
Introduction to Cosmetology-Public 150
Manicuring and Pedicuring-Public 60
Professional Development-Public 100
Hair Coloring-Public 120
Hair Texture Chemical Restructuring-Public 180
Haircutting-Public 120
Hairstyling-Public 180
Scalp Treatments & Shampooing/Conditioning/Rinses-Public 30
Facials-Public 60

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

Tuition Cost $2,000 --Institutional Scholarships may be available

Total Hours 1500
Required Courses Hours
Introduction to Cosmetology 150
Manicuring and Pedicuring 90
Professional Development 180
Haircoloring 170
Hair Texture Chemical Restructuring 240
Haircutting 180
Hairstyling 300
Scalp Treatments & Shampooing/Conditioning/Rinses 30
Facials 160

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

Tuition Cost $3,000 --Institutional Scholarships may be available

Burns Flat

For more information, call Kathy Whitson at 580-562-3181, ext. 254, or email [email protected].