Salon and Spa Management

The mission of the Cosmetology Program is to equip each student with soft skills, work ethics, and practical skills in the hair, skin, and nail industry by providing classroom and hands on learning experiences to ensure that students pass the Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Examination and are prepared to work in the field of cosmetology. 

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When is the program offered?
Courses are taught year round during the day and evening to fit a wide range of schedules.

What awards does the program lead to and how long does it take?
Students earn a Certificate in Cosmetology and are eligible to take the Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering examination in Montgomery, Alabama for license. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters (15 to 16 months).

What requirements do I need in order to enroll?
Students with a high school diploma or GED certificate are eligible to enter the Cosmetology program.

What jobs will this program prepare me for?
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment for cosmetologists will continue to grow faster than the average growth in other industries. The Cosmetology program at Shelton State Community College prepares students for a number of job opportunities:  Stylist in salons; make-up artist at trade shows, conventions; educator/school owner; artistic director for a manufacturer or publisher; nail technician; esthetician (Skin Care Specialist); cosmetic chemist; specialist in hair color; salon owner; and retail specialist.

How are classes taught?
Classes are taught based on the procedures, requirements and laws set by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. Upon completion of the program students will have the skills and knowledge to work in a salon.

Latoya Armstead
Phone: 205.391.2992
Office:  1374 Martin Campus

Melissa Lesley
Phone:  205.391.3989
Office:  2502 Martin Campus