Feb 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cosmetology, AAS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Publication Search

To complete an Associate of Applied Science Degree, a student must complete the Cosmetology, Certificate Level I  plus the second year requirements. NOTE: A criminal background clearance may be required before acceptance into any cosmetology program.

Students taking classes to become a Cosmetologist, Nail Tech, Esthetician or a Cosmetology Instructor must take and pass the exam given by the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATIONS to get their license. A license issued by the state of Texas is required before a student can work in the field of Cosmetology.



In some cases, TDLR (Texas Department of License and Regulation), according to Texas Law, restricts the issuance of a license based on the applicant’s criminal history.

All applicants are issued a form, and it is up to the applicant to follow through if there is a question about his or her criminal history. 

Cosmetology instructors can help applicants with forms that need to be filled in and sent to TDLR.  This information will be kept private between applicant and TDLR.  

First Year

Completion of the Cosmetology, Certificate Level I  

Second Year

Total: 15 Hours

Second Semester

Total: 15 Hours

Total Hours for AAS Degree: 60

Each student must complete the required hours and have the Director of the Cosmetology Program submit paperwork to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for test date.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Publication Search