The Cosmetology Operator Certificate is designed to provide the students with a quality education in the Cosmetology field and prepare the students to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Examination for licensing. The Operator Certificate covers all areas of cosmetology including hair, nails, and skin. Full-time students may complete the program in a year by meeting Monday-Friday. Part-time students may complete the program within approximately 24 months.

Full-time students may complete the program in a year by meeting during the day, Monday through Friday. Students unable to meet classes during the day may schedule evening classes that meet Monday through Thursday. Part-time students are able to satisfy the requirements in approximately 24 months by following the recommended schedule of courses.

The High School Operator Certificate is designed to provide current high school students with a quality education in the Cosmetology field and prepare the student to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Examination for licensing. The Operator Certificate covers all areas of cosmetology including hair, nails, and skin. High school students must complete requirements before graduation from high school, and must pass all academic classes at the high school.

Cosmetology High School Operator program requires completion of 8 Cosmetology courses, with a grade of “C” or better before graduation from high school. The student must complete all courses approved for the High School Operator Certificate.

Completion of Cosmetology courses CSME 1401  through CSME 2441  with a grade of “C” or better will prepare and allow the student to acquire the credit and clock hours of instruction necessary to be eligible to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations Examination for licensure in Texas.

Full-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Cosmetology Operator

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
CSME 1401 Orientation to Cosmetology 4
CSME 1405 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 4
CSME 1451 Artistry of Hair, Theory and Practice 4
CSME 1410 Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #2
CSME 1453 Chemical Reformation and Related Theory 4
CSME 2401 Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory 4
CSME 2343 Salon Development 3
CSME 1443 Manicuring and Related Theory 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
CSME 2337 Advanced Cosmetology Techniques 3
CSME 1348 Principles of Skin Care 3
CSME 2441 Preparation for the State Licensing Examination 4
 Semester Credit Hours10
 Total Semester Credit Hours41

This is a suggested course of study for student beginning the program in the fall.

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Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Certificate1 - High School Operator

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

This is a suggested course of study for the high school student beginning in the fall of their junior year.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
CSME 1401 Orientation to Cosmetology 4
CSME 1451 Artistry of Hair, Theory and Practice 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #2
CSME 2401 Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory 4
CSME 1410 Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #3
CSME 1453 Chemical Reformation and Related Theory 4
CSME 1443 Manicuring and Related Theory 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #4
CSME 1348 Principles of Skin Care 3
CSME 1405 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
 Total Semester Credit Hours31
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Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Part-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Cosmetology Operator

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Spring)Semester Credit Hours
CSME 1401 Orientation to Cosmetology 4
CSME 1405 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #2 (Summer)
CSME 1410 Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory 4
CSME 1453 Chemical Reformation and Related Theory 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #3 (Fall)
CSME 2343 Salon Development 3
CSME 1348 Principles of Skin Care 3
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #4 (Spring)
CSME 1443 Manicuring and Related Theory 4
CSME 2401 Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #5 (Summer)
CSME 1451 Artistry of Hair, Theory and Practice 4
CSME 2337 Advanced Cosmetology Techniques 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #6 (Fall)
CSME 2441 Preparation for the State Licensing Examination 4
 Semester Credit Hours4
 Total Semester Credit Hours41
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Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.