The Cosmetology Operator Program is 1500 clock hours as prescribed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the State Legislature. 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.
The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” Howard College is committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.
*Course may be articulated through an approved high school dual credit agreement.
**In order to progress from one semester to another, students must earn a passing grade in each required course. Students who do not pass a course must enroll in the same course the next semester. Students will not earn clock hours until they attend class hours equal to the course(s) failed.